Did you know that Raleigh, N.C. had the highest rate of population growth in the last decade of any large metropolitan area?
Metropolitan population growth is just one of more than a thousand topics addressed in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2011. The Abstract is perennially the federal government’s best-selling reference book. [...] Contained in the 130th edition are 1,407 tables of social, political and economic facts that collectively describe the state of our nation and the world
The statistics come not only from the Census Bureau but also from other governmental agencies and private organizations. The data generally represent the most recent year or period available by summer 2010. Most are national-level data, but some tables present state- and even city- and metropolitan-level data as well.
Source: US Census Bureau