The Statistical Abstract of the United States has provided a statistical portrait of social, political, demographic, and economic conditions of America since 1878. This 2021 edition continues the heritage begun so long ago by the U.S. government, with the U.S. Census Bureau being the last agency to produce the compendium at government expense. Now in our ninthh annual edition, Rowman & Littlefield and ProQuest carry on the proud tradition and responsibility of creating the statistical portrait of America.Librarians value the Statistical Abstract as both an answer book and a guide to statistical sources. It is the best-known statistical reference publication in the country. As a comprehensive collection of statistics, it is a snapshot of America and its people. Our editors are committed to updating the long-standing, historical statistics as new data becomes available, as well as finding new topics to cover.