For multiple U.S. Bureaus and Agencies:
- ProQuest Statistical Datasets (UW-Madison subscription)
- Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Information available in tabular and graphical form; tables and graphs can be reformatted in a variety of ways.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States (UW-Madison subscription)
- Publication summarizing statistics on the social, cultural, political, and economic organization of the United States. It includes a selection of data from many statistical publications, both government and private.
- Selected datasets from multiple agencies; number of holdings varies greatly from one agency to another.
In the absence of the U.S. Census Bureau sites:
- Social Explorer (UW-Madison subscription)
- Create maps & tables: Decennial Census 1790 – 2010, American Community Survey 2005 – 2011
- (Non-subscribers may email email@example.com to request a username and password for free access for 2 weeks, starting Oct. 4
- IPUMS USA
- Create extracts from microdata samples: Decennial Census 1850-2000, American Community Survey 2001-2011
- National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
- Census/ACS aggregate data and boundary files, 1790 – 2012
- Tables sourced from Census and elsewhere on states and counties; primarily current rather than historical
- Code for America – Selected U.S. TIGER Shapefiles
- Backups of recent Census shapefile data that happened to be available when the servers went dark
In the absence of Childstats.gov:
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics
- Bureau of Justice Statistics— no longer up as of 10/7.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics website is up, but not being updated. The Wall Street Journal offers advice on How to Track the Economy During a Government Shutdown
Archives of federal websites may be available via the Wayback Machine (though access is slow and not all data applications work): http://blog.archive.org/2013/10/02/governmentblackout/
The above information summarized from discussions on the IASSIST listserv.