This page presents historical data on USA, mainly external links.

Historicalstatistics.org is a portal for historical statistics, with the main focus on macroeconomic data on Sweden in the 19th and 20th centuries. The editor and webbmaster of the portal is Rodney Edvinsson, PhD in Economic History, Stockholm University. For more information, email to historia@historia.se.


Convert the historical value of the American dollar into other currencies:

How much could 10 Swedish crowns in 1898 buy in today's American dollars? What was the worth of 1 billion German mark in 1923 or 1000 Polish zloty in 1980 in today's American dollars? Was a sum of 1000 dollars in 1830 much compared to the wage rates at the time? To answer these questions click on the Historical currency converter.


External links:

Browse Data Collections

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Presents historical series mainly of GDP, balance of payment, prices, profit and fixed assets for USA, but also for other countries.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Data and Program Library Services

Economic Policy Institute - Research and Ideas for Working People (The Datazone)
Presents historical figures on wages and income in USA from 1947 onwards.

EH.net (European Economic History Services)
Supported by Economic History Association, and contains economic-historical data for various countries, mainly Britain and USA, for example interest rates in USA 1790-2001, the purchasing power of the British pound 1264-2004, and the exchange rate between dollar and pound 1791-2004.

Federal Reserve Economic Data - FRED (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

Gasoline Price History

Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-born Population of the United States: 1850-1990 (US Census Bureau)

Historical Census Browser (University of Virginia Library)
Presents data on American censuses from 1790 to 1960.

Historical Data for S&P 500 Stocks

Historical Statistics for Mineral and Material Commodities in the United States

Historical Statistics of the United States

Historical Statistics on Banking

Inflation Conversion Factors for Dollars 1665 to Estimated 2015

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (University of Minnesota)
Presents data on American censuses from 1850 to 1990.

National Agricultural Statistics Service (Historical Data) 
Presents agricultural statistics on USA and Puerto Rico.

NBER Macrohistory Database
Presents, for example, a business cycle chronology back to the 1850s.

Penn World Tables
Presents data on population, GDP, GDP per capita, price levels, investment shares, consumption shares and savings for 168 countries, including USA, covering the period 1950-2000. No data is presented for the period before 1950.

The Federal Reserve Board - Statistics: Releases and Historical Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Customs House Data, 1854-59

World Population, GDP and Per Capita GDP, 1-2003 AD (Angus Maddison)
Contains economic data on population, GDP and GDP per capita for a number of countries from 1 to 2003 AD, including USA within present borders.