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Guide to Data Resources for Mapping

    1. Demographic, Economic, and Social Statistics
    2. Health and Healthcare Statistics
    3. Crime and Corrections Statistics
    4. Additional Data Resources

    Demographic, Economic, and Social Statistics

    1. The U.S. Census Bureau maintains a wealth of state- and county-level data on the size and characteristics populations, educational attainment, income and poverty, and employment in certain types of occupations and industries (and more). The two primary sources are the decennial census and the American Community Survey. Detailed data tables can be accessed and downloaded at:
      U.S. Census Bureau: Decennial Census
      U.S. Census Bureau: American Community Survey

    2. The Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains a variety of data related to workforce participation and employment. Included are state- and county-level data for employment and wages by occupation and industry, workforce participation, and unemployment rates. Data tables can be accessed fairly easily from the home page (linked below).
      Bureau of Labor Statistics

    3. The Bureau of Economic Analysis houses state- and county-level data on personal income per capita, income by industry type, and gross state product. These data can be accessed and downloaded at:
      Bureau of Economic Analysis

    4. In addition to the most common national repositories of data (above), the 50 states have State Data Centers (SDCs) which serve as official sources of demographic, economic, and social statistics produced by the Census Bureau. Many of the SDCs provide additional data and information such as population projections by age and race/ethnicity – which are used a great deal in state and local planning activities. The SDCs make these data accessible at no charge or on a cost-recovery or reimbursable basis as appropriate. The State Data Centers (for all states) can be accessed at:
      State Data Centers

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    Health and Healthcare Statistics

    1. The National Center for Health Statistics maintains state-level data for a variety of indicators – such as birthrates, death rates, causes of death, and behaviors associated with the health of state residents (e.g. nutrition and tobacco use). These data can be accessed at:
      National Center for Health Statistics

    2. The United Health Foundation also provides state-level data related to health and healthcare. These data are released annually as part of America’s Health Rankings – an index comprised of statistical measures for health and well-being, violent crime, and the availability of healthcare and related services. The overall state rankings and the individual measures are located at:
      United Health Foundation – America’s Health Rankings

    3. Much of the county-level data for health and healthcare are housed in State and Local Departments of Health. All states (and some localities) have Departments of Health that provide state and county-level data on the incidences and causes of death, behaviors associated with health, the availability of healthcare and related services, and more. The State Departments of Health can be accessed at:
      State Departments of Health

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    Crime and Corrections Statistics

    1. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics maintains state-level statistics for incidences of crimes and victimizations, law enforcement, courts and sentencing, and corrections. These data can be accessed at:
      Bureau of Justice Statistics

    2. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reports contain a wealth of data for violent crime, property crime, and other offenses – at the state- and county-levels. These data are available at:
      Uniform Crime Reports

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    Additional Data Resources

    Economic Conditions

    Education

    Housing Statistics

    Health and Well-Being of America’s Children

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