The data resources found below are organized into National, Regional, and State resources. Resources can be found related to: census data, economic indicators, health, housing, income, labor force, population, poverty, rural broadband, and transportation.
Economic Profile System
The Economic Profile System is a free, easy-to-use tool that provides access to 17 socioeconomic reports. Customized reports are available for U.S. communities, counties, and states and can be downloaded as Excel or PDF files.
Economic Profile System reports are based on credible public data sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Interior, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Data are updated continuously.
Topic(s): Socioeconomic reports
Data USA allows users to explore, map, compare and download U.S. Data.
Topic(s): Population, poverty, land value
Center for Business and Economic Research Data Center
The CBER Data Center makes data collection simple, visual, and easily accessible. We’ve collected the latest data sets from trusted primary sources, including BLS, BEA, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Our economic web tools transform overwhelming walls of numbers into a format that is organized, attractive, and useful for people ranging from grant writers and economic developers to community leaders and informed citizens.
Topic(s): Economic indicators and impact
Stats America – USA Counties in Profile
Compare and contrast your county to others nationwide. The linked ranks provide a unique way to see counties and states when compared to everywhere else in the nation.
Topic(s): Socioeconomic, housing, income and labor force
YE is an annual establishment-level time-series online research tool used by academic researchers, policy makers, and economic development analysts following companies at their unique locations across the U.S. YE tracks all establishments (and their jobs), including for-profit (both privately-owned and publicly-traded), non-profits, and government from 2004-2019. YE is a true business census of the U.S. economy, and of your economy.
Topic(s): Economic data
Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) State and County Estimates for 2018
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program produces single-year estimates of income and poverty for all U.S. states and counties as well as estimates of school-age children in poverty for all 13,000+ school districts.
Topic(s): Poverty, income
U.S. Census Data
U.S. Census data contained on this site can be found for each state. Tables, maps, visualizations, industry information, and data profiles are available.
Topic(s): Economy, population
AARP Livability Index
The Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Topic(s): Housing, neighborhood, transportation
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work, and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities.
Food Environment Atlas (Economic Research Service)
The current version of the Food Environment Atlas has more than 280 variables, including new indicators on food banks and nutrition assistance program participation rates. All of the data included in the Atlas are aggregated into an Excel spreadsheet for easy download. These data come from a variety of sources and cover varying years and geographic levels. The documentation for each version of the data provides complete information on definitions and data sources.
Topic(s): Food banks, nutrition assistance program participation
This resource gives individuals the ability to create beautiful digital narratives using ArcGIS StoryMaps with the new Storyteller user type. This user type is ideal for people who solely want to make stories by embedding shared ArcGIS content from their organization or by creating their own express maps. Often, people who work in marketing, communications, public relations, or other content creation roles use the Storyteller user type. This user type can only be added to organizations that already have a Creator or GIS Professional user type.
Topic(s): Story maps, data visualization
U.S. Census Housing Data
This site data on housing characteristics around the United States.
Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking
Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted the Survey of Household Economics and Decisionmaking (SHED), which measures the economic well-being of U.S. households and identifies potential risks to their finances. The survey includes modules on a range of topics of current relevance to financial well-being including credit access and behaviors, savings, retirement, economic fragility, and education and student loans.
Topic(s): Household decisions, credit, savings
IPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS integration and documentation makes it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community contexts. Data and services available free of charge.
Topic(s): Census data, population, microdata, health, housing
Bureau of Economic Analysis: Regional Fact Sheet (BEARFACTS)
BEA Regional Fact Sheet about personal income and gross domestic product.
Topic(s): Personal income, gross domestic product
Kids Count Data Book for 2020 (The Annie E. Casey Foundation)
Tracks overall child well-being on 16 key indicators across the United States.
Topic(s): Child well-being
PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
The PLACES Project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the CDC Foundation (CDCF). PLACES will allow counties, places, and local health departments regardless of population size and urban-rural status to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related outcomes in their jurisdictions and assist them in planning public health interventions.
500 Cities: Local Data for Better Health
The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States. These small area estimates will allow cities and local health departments to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related variables in their jurisdictions, and assist them in planning public health interventions.
Broadband-Related Extension Programs
Database of Extension Programs addressing Rural Broadband access, adoption, economic impacts, and smart agriculture
Topic(s): Rural Broadband
North Central Region
Dimensions of Poverty
This site is intended to provide detailed information on the state of poverty in the North Central Region of the country. Three dimensions of poverty are explored – persistent poverty, high poverty and child poverty.
In many Indiana counties, locating relevant demographic, education, social and economic data that can offer some insights on local conditions and trends can be challenging. In an effort to provide individuals with user-friendly county-level data on all 92 counties in Indiana, Purdue Extension Community Development has partnered with the Purdue Center for Regional Development to produce Data SnapShots that are designed to promote their use by individuals, organizations and agencies across the state.
Topic(s): Demographic, social, education, economic
Hoosiers by the Numbers
Hoosiers by the Numbers is maintained by the Research and Analysis division of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and provides data and tools to support the department’s twin goals of: 1) Aggressively empowering Indiana workers to become a highly-skilled, competitive workforce; and 2) Providing premier customer service to all internal and external customers.
Topic(s): Labor market
Rural Indiana Stats
RIS is designed to provide individuals, leaders, organizations and agencies with access to a basic set of data that can used to guide and inform their program and investment activities. It is designed to offer access to a core set of statistical data on Indiana’s 92 counties.
Topic(s): Housing, fiscal, socioeconomic, agriculture & forestry, and digital inclusion
Purdue Center for Regional Development
The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) seeks to pioneer new ideas and strategies that contribute to regional collaboration, innovation and prosperity. Founded in 2005, the Center partners with public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to identify and enhance the key drivers of innovation in regions across Indiana, the U.S. and beyond. These drivers include a vibrant and inclusive civic leadership, a commitment to collaboration, and the application of advanced data support systems to promote sound decision-making and the pursuit of economic development investments that build on the competitive assets of regions.
Topic(s): County data, housing, poverty, digital connectivity
Iowa Data Portal
Data about Iowa and its state government, including communities and commerce, education, government, health and human services, natural resources, public safety, transpiration, and checkbook. Also included are Iowa economic indicators, prison statistics, executive branch employees, and campaign contributors.
Topic(s): Communities, education, economic indicators
Shrink Smart Data Sources (Iowa Data Resources)
This web page contains Iowa data sources and will be an outcome of the ‘Shrink Smart’ project (site is currently under construction).
Topic(s): School, child well-being, socioeconomic, demographic
All Things Missouri
Your gateway for interactive mapping, reports, and insights into issues facing Missourians.
Nebraska Rural Poll
The Nebraska Rural Poll is an annual survey conducted by the UNL Department of Agricultural Economics in partnership with Rural Prosperity Nebraska and Nebraska Extension. Core questions are included every year; over time these core questions will provide insight about trends and changes occurring in rural Nebraska. In addition, each year rural citizens and government officials form an advisory committee that identifies key issues or topics to include in the survey. Poll findings are distributed to member of the Nebraska Legislature, staff members of the state’s congressional delegation, and other state and local leaders to facilitate their decision making.
Topic(s): Rural citizens
Nebraska State Data Center (Center for Public Affairs Research at University of Nebraska – Omaha)
The Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) is the lead agency of the Nebraska State Data Center program. This relationship has resulted in our taking an active role in analyzing and disseminating Census data
Topic(s): Census data
SDSU Census Data Center
The Center assists people in successfully accessing census data for effective decision-making and sometimes just plain curiosity. We also take on special projects for organizations that have special data needs. We develop projects and seek additional funding to provide more and better data to the citizens and communities of South Dakota. Finally, we provide training to help people more effectively use the census data and presentations about our findings using the data. Our work is informed by a state-wide advisory committee.
Topic(s): Demographic, economic, education
Benchmark Data Labs
We advocate for data-driven decision making and provide the data and tools to make that possible to the general public.
Topic(s): Civic life & history, Education, Environment, Government, Wellness