The 'State and Metropolitan Area Data Book' (SMADB) is a convenient summary of statistics on the social and economic structure of the states, metropolitan areas, and micropolitan areas in the United States. This new 2010 edition, the first edition in four years, features almost 1,500 data items for the U.S. and individual states, counties and metropolitan areas from a variety of sources. The tables include data published for 2008 population and housing unit estimates and many items from the 1990 and 2000 Census of Population and Housing. The SMADB covers many key topical areas including: age, agriculture, births, business establishments, communications, construction, cost of living, crime, deaths, education, elections, employment, energy, finance, government, health, households, housing, immigration, income, manufactures, marriages and divorces, media, natural resources, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, residence, retail sales, science and engineering, social services, tourism, transportation, and veterans. Tables contain a collection of data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal statistical bureaus, governmental administrative and regulatory agencies, private research bodies, trade associations, insurance companies, health and educational associations, and philanthropic foundations.