Resource Guide: Finding Aid for Data Sources and Research Material

Databases

  • The National Association of Counties Data Explorer:
    • Includes maps on county level finances, governance, workforce, demographics, economy, education, energy & environment, federal funding, health & human services, housing & community development, justice &  public safety, public lands, transportation and infrastructure
    • Includes county profiles on economies, housing affordability, payments in lieu of taxes, secure rural schools, state child care and development block grants, statewide municipal bonds, state and local tax deduction, statewide bridge inventory, supplemental nutrition assistance program, community development block grant, HOME Investment Partnership Program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
  • Rural Data Portal (Housing Assistance Council):
    • Data primarily comes from custom tabulations of 2010 Census of Population and Housing,  American Community Survey, and Home Mortgage Disclosure Act.
    • Includes demographic, social, economic, housing, and housing finance information for rural, suburban, and urban geographies at the national, state, and county level.
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count:
    • Each year, through this data collection effort Kids Count assesses child well being in the United States
    • For most states and indicators data is available at the national, state, county, school district, city, congressional district and council level
    • Display options include tables, maps, trends, and bar charts.
    • Options will depend on the geography of data collection — not all indicators are available at every level.
  • County Health Rankings (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation):
    • Data collected nationally and reported at the county level.
    • Due to differences in methodologies across states, check definitions before making cross state comparisons on individual indicators.
  • Appalachian Overdose Mapping Tool (NORC at University of Chicago and Appalachian Regional Commission):
    • Visualizes incidence of drug-overdose and other economic and demographic characteristics for the 420 county Appalachian Region
    • Illustrates correlations between various characteristics and opioid misuse.
  • St. Louis Fed Economic Resilience and Inclusion Navigator:
    • Creates maps (county level) for a variety of economic, business, and socio-economic indicators
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