Data Sources

United States Census Bureau

The United States Census Bureau (USCB) is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy.

Many federal, state, local and tribal governments use census data to:
- Decide the location of new housing and public facilities
- Examine the demographic characteristics of communities, states, and the US
- Plan transportation systems and roadways
- Create localized areas for elections, schools, utilities, etc.

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the national public health agency of the United States. The agency's main goal is the protection of public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the US and worldwide.

The dataset includes estimates for 29 measures: 4 chronic disease-related health risk behaviors, 13 health outcomes, 3 health status, and 9 on using preventive services. These estimates can be used to identify emerging health problems and to help develop and carry out effective, targeted public health prevention activities.

American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about our nation and its people. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $675 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

It regularly gathers information previously contained only in the long form of the decennial census, such as ancestry, citizenship, educational attainment, income, language proficiency, migration, disability, employment, and housing characteristics.