Data Sources

Use this searchable library to access external data sources. Many of these are available in SAVI, but we have also collected additional resources. This library is always growing as we discover more great data sources.

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Neighborhood Life Expectancy Estimates

See Data Source The U.S. Small-area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP) is a partnership of NCHS, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) to produce a new measure of health for where you live.  The USALEEP project produced estimates of life expectancy at birth—the average number of […]

September 17, 2018

Bureau of Labor Statistics

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November 8, 2017

USDA Census of Agriculture

A complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Even the small plots of land – whether rural or urban – growing fruit, vegetables or some food animals count if $1,000 or more of such products were raised and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the Census year. […]

ALICE – Assest Limited, Income Constrained, Employed – Project

ALICE, a United Way acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is a way of defining and understanding our families, neighbors, and colleagues (men and women) who work hard, earn above the federal poverty level, but not enough to afford a basic household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and health care. […]

ESRI Business Analyst

Combines demographic, lifestyle, and spending data with map-based analytics to create accurate reports and present powerful market insights. See Data Source  

Hoosiers by the Numbers

Hoosiers by the Numbers is maintained by the Research and Analysis division of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to provide data and tools to support empowerment of Indiana workers to become a more skilled, competitive workforce. It is designed to support decision making by job seekers, policy makers, economic developers, and other stakeholders in […]

Business Economic Research Data Center at Ball State University

The Center for Business and Economic Research Data Center is a federally designated state data center that provides gateway data services to citizens of Indiana and surrounding states. The following data services are provided online: Economic Indicators County Profiles EPA Brownfield Grant Writers’ Tool Cost of Living Index Labor Market Forecast See Data Source

Reference USA

Provide library patrons access to extremely accurate and complete business and consumer data. See Data Source

Community Commons

Has a collection of data from multiple sources. See Data Source

HUD’s Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Portal

Has spatial data on the majority of recipients (projects and organizations) of some sort of HUD funding (CDBG, LIHTC, Public Housing Development, etc.) See Data Source

The Urban Institute

Provides key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy. See Data Source

National Low Income House Coalition “Out of Research” Report

Documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. Data is available for nation, state, county and metropolitan areas. See Data Source


It is a city intelligence tool that makes it easy for analysts in local government to measure performance, make sense of the results, and deliver a compelling narrative to policymakers and the public. See Data Source

Policy Map

Offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. See Data Source

National Center for Children in Poverty

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP provides online data and interactive tools to the general public and uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive […]

Child Opportunity Index

Provides measures of relative opportunity across all census tracts in a metropolitan area using a variety of data sources. The data is presented as z-scores for various indicators. It is a collaboration between the project and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. See Data Source

Indiana Youth Institute

The Indiana Youth Institute collects and disseminates data and reports that are available online for the public’s use in order to promote the healthy development of children and youth by serving the institutions and people of Indiana who work on their behalf. See Data Source

Indiana Department of Education

The Indiana Department of Education (IDoE) collects and summarizes K-12 data for Indiana schools and school corporations. Their website provides annual school performance report cards by school or school corporation, customized school data reports, school financial reports, and more. See Data Source See Data Source

Kids Count

Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Community-Level Information on Kids (CLIKS) -County and state-level indicators of child well-being that can be compared and mapped. See Data Source


It is a web site that contains a wide variety of reports and publications, of specific interest would be the research briefs. Also available is the ChildTrends data bank offering national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being. See Data Source See Data Source

Child Stats

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics’ primary mission is to enhance and improve consistency in data collection and reporting on children and families. America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017 is a compendium of indicators—drawn from the most reliable official statistics—illustrative of both the promises and the difficulties confronting […]

Stats Explorer

Stats Explorer provides quick access to publicly-available health and health-related statistics through a single easy-to-use resource for both public health professionals and the general public. See Data Source

National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network measures environmental causes of chronic diseases. Measuring amounts of hazardous substances in our environment in a standard way, tracing the spread of these over time and area, seeing how they show up in human tissues, and understanding how they might cause illness is critical. The tracking program provides […]

Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPCR)

The Indiana Prevention Resource Center (IPRC) collects and analyzes tobacco, alcohol, other drugs, and gambling data for Indiana communities to assist them with drug and gambling prevention programs. IPRC displays this data online in addition to the dissemination of reports it produces for the communities. See Data Source

Indiana Indicators

The Indiana INdicators website provides access to data in a variety of topics. The goal of the website is to measure and engage people in the health of their communities. The focus is on indicators that make a difference in quality of life and community health. Several tools are available. These tools include Dashboards, Key […]

Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD)

MCHD is responsible for the oversight and care of matters relating to public health in Marion County. MCHD addresses issues and provides resources and services regarding public health matters such as environmental health, water quality, food safety, occupational health, chronic diseases, maternal and child health, sexually transmitted disease control, tobacco control, and vital records. See […]

Bowen Research Center

The Bowen Research Center (BRC), the research arm of the Department of Family Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, is dedicated to research to improve the health and lives of the residents of Indiana. The BRC uses a wide variety of data sources and generates various types of information to disseminate its quantitative […]

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)

The Indiana State Department of Health supports Indiana’s economic prosperity and quality of life by promoting, protecting, and providing for the health of Hoosiers in their communities. ISDH provides a wealth of reports and statistics. See Data Source

500 Cities Project

It 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 […]

County Health Rankings

Provides a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. It has actionable data and strategies for communities to make it easier for people to be healthy in their homes, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods. See Data Source

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS)

It is the nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. See Data Source See Data Source

National Center for Health Statistics

It is the Nation’s principal health statistics agency. It compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of people. See Data Source See Data Source

Food Environment Atlas

The Food Environment Atlas provides online information regarding three broad categories of food environment factors: food choices, health and well-being, and community characteristics. The atlas observes factors such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics that interact to influence food choices and diet quality. See Data Source

Food and Nutrition Service

Provides a summary of people receiving assistance in any of the USDA food and nutrition programs See Data Source

Map the Meal Gap

Comes from Feeding America is a detailed analysis of food insecurity for every county and congressional district in the United States, and the only study that provides local-level estimates of food insecurity across the country. A summary of the 2016 Map the Meal Gap findings (2014 data) is available separately for children and for all […]

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA maintains a dataset about brownfields, environmental clean ups, as well as toxic waste producer sites. See Data Source

November 7, 2017

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department

Downloadable text (.txt) files have been made available via the department’s website to provide the official Uniform Crime Report (UCR) Part 1 crime data to the public. The Uniform Crime Report is a program administered by the federal government in which crime statistics from across the country are reported to the FBI in a uniform […]

The National Archives of Criminal Justice

Established in 1978, the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (NACJD) archives and disseminates data on crime and justice for secondary analysis. The archive contains data from over 2,600 curated studies or statistical data series. NACJD is home to several large-scale and well known datasets, including the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the FBI’s Uniform […]

Digital Atlas of American Religion

The Digital Atlas of American Religion is a product of the Virtual Center for Spatial Humanities, a collaboration among The Polis Center at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI), Florida State University, and West Virginia University. The center is a leader in research and development of methods to advance the use of GIS in non-traditional fields, […]

STATS Indiana

The data on STATS Indiana are provided by more than 100 federal and state agencies, along with commercial or private data sources. The STATS Indiana database powers Hoosiers by the Numbers, the Stats House, and dozens of local and regional websites throughout Indiana. See Data Source

ESRI Community Analyst

Web application that allows you to create report of basic sociodemographic information for the selected area. See Data Source

ArcGIS Online

Provides the availability of acquiring some basic data provided by ESRI (Demographic) as well as user updated data. See Data Source

HUD User

Is home to a vast array of housing research, data, and policy analysis published by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). In addition to free downloads of over 1,000 research publications and data sets, it also offers free eBooks and periodical subscriptions, as well as a series of concise online Case Studies that […]

National State Geographic Information Council’s GIS Inventory

Has multiple datasets from nation, statewide, and regional sources. See Data Source

Community Commons

Has a collection of data from multiple sources. See Data Source See Data Source

National Historical Geographic Information System

Provides population, housing, agricultural, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for geographic units in the United States from 1790 to the present. See Data Source

HUD’s Enterprise Geographic Information Systems Portal

Has spatial data on the majority of recipients (projects and organizations) of some sort of HUD funding (CDBG, LIHTC, Public Housing Development, etc.) See Data Source


Collects, preserves and harmonizes U.S. census microdata and provides easy access to this data with enhanced documentation. Data includes decennial censuses from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Surveys (ACS) from 2000 to the present. See Data Source


It is the largest publicly available collection of Indiana geographic information system (GIS) map data. It is made possible by an alliance of partners from federal, state, local organizations and agencies, and universities. See Data Source

OpenIndy Data Portal

The data available through this portal spans every category—from education to crime to transportation and land use (at the city and county level). Also available is all data required by Disclose Indy. The Disclose Indy ordinance ensures public access to the following information: city or county contracts, ethics filings, campaign finance reports, crime statistics, community […]

Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Department

It offers maps and data of all the transportation networks, maps of general areas of where people live and work, maps of traffic counts, and for the greater Indianapolis area See Data Source

My Sidewalk

It is a city intelligence tool that makes it easy for analysts in local government to measure performance, make sense of the results, and deliver a compelling narrative to policymakers and the public. See Data Source

Policy Map

Offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. See Data Source

American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides vital information on a yearly basis about the nation and its people. ACS data can be found in the form of 1 year or 5 year estimates. It has more detail information than the decennial census. This dataset has a bigger error build into […]

U.S. Census

The Census collects basic socio-demographic information about the people in the US every ten years. See Data Source

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