Historical Census Browser
From the University of Virginia. Covers 1790-1960 Censuses.
The Statistical Abstract summarizes data from several different government agencies. You can view older editions from this web page.
Women in America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being
A report issued by the White House Council on Women and Girls in March 2011. It "pulls together information from across the Federal statistical agencies to compile baseline information on how women are faring in the United States today and how these trends have changed over time. The report provides a statistical portrait showing how women’s lives are changing in five critical areas: people, families, and income; education; employment; health; and crime and violence." There is an accompanying statistical website.
The American Woman on the Web: A Statistical Portrait
A compilation similar to the website above with slightly older data. Still helpful; some tables cover 20 years. Covers education, health, employment, earnings and benefits, and economic security.
Use the Advanced Search in Google to limit your search for statistics in US government or educational domains.
See more statistical sites on women on the WMS 3000: Privilege page under the Class Guides tab above.
What is a scholarly article?
Scholarly articles are written by professors, scholars, or experts in a subject for other experts. They are published in scholarly/academic/peer-reviewed journals. They are evaluated by other experts before they are published to ensure that they are of high quality. This guide from the University of Texas-San Antonio Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazine Articles briefly outlines some criteira for deciding if you have a scholarly article or not.