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Inform Millions Around the World as an Editor for StateMaster

Do you love statistics and geographic information? Interested in how the states of the U.S. are compared? Do your friends and family come to you to know the second largest city in Oregon or the per capita income of Virginians? If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider joining our community of Volunteer Editors all over the globe, and help us build the largest and most accurate statistical database on U.S. states. By dedicating just a small portion of your time, you can make an important contribution to education and state statistics. This is a project that could very well lead to a new relevance for statistical information, and which allows you to be an integral part of an important online resource.

NationMaster is already the world's largest statistical database for comparing countries in the world, with a growing member list of active Editors. We've now started a new project in StateMaster, hoping to continue that success and give users everywhere free and reliable statistical information.

Volunteer Editors should have the following qualifications:

  • A general love of statistics and/or country-state information
  • The willingness to be part of a community
  • Basic computer skills

The stat administration system for adding and editing statistics in our database is actually quite simple and easy to use. It allows you to surf the StateMaster website as you normally do. The only difference is that, having logged in as an Editor, you would see small links above each statistic which, when clicked on, will allow you to edit that specific stat.

Each Volunteer will be given a username and password to access the administration system, as well as our 10 page editor manual, an important set of guidelines which will help you along the way.

Administrators are here to help you at every step, and provide technical support and direction at your convenience. You can also contact them about specific questions you might have about the site, or ideas for new features and content. They are all experienced administrators and ardent stat geeks, interested in building a reference site that people enjoy and use.


Contributing some of your time to an online educational resource is in itself an admirable and rewarding experience. But being a volunteer also looks great on a resume or CV, and is an eye-catching addition to any college or university application. Moreover, being a volunteer means joining the StateMaster and NationMaster community, sharing and debating ideas about the world, your region, and even your home town, as well as being an important part of one of the fastest growing educational sites on the net. Also, at the end of the year, we would like to feature the Volunteer Editor who has added the most statistics to the database, detailing their accomplishments on the homepage, as well as presenting them with a pretty snazzy looking world map.

Ready to sign up? Have more questions? Just send us an e-mail with the subject line reading 'Volunteer Editor' and an administrator will get back to you shortly! Email us at

We Look Forward to Hearing from You!

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