Rather than recreate the wheel, this section points to other libraries that offer good research guides on finding data by topic. Note that some directories link to public datasets, and others will point to datasets licensed at other libraries. UVA Library may have access to the same licensed datasets. Questions? Contact the Data Librarian (contact info on this page).
These sites include microdata on a wide variety of topics. Time and geographic coverage varies widely by dataset.
These sites offer statistics on a wide variety of topics. The time periods vary, but are mostly late 20th century to present. Geographic coverage and geographic units all vary.