This report measures trends in effectiveness of care, patient safety, timeliness of care, patient centeredness, and access to care.

Where is it used?

Patient access and care data is featured in the Health section of the geography profiles.

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) publishes data on Input-Output, also called Make-Use, for industries in the United States. This Dataset is provided by the US Department of Commerce. Use of commodities by industry are valued at producers prices.

Where is it used?

The BEA I/O tables are used on the industry profiles, showing the input and output industries for the specified industry profile page.

Caveats

The BEA I/O tables use a modified version of the North American Industry Classification (NAICS), meaning that certain industry pages do not have a corresponding BEA I/O table industry and are thus swapped for the closest match.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

Where is it used?

The BLS dataset is used on the occupation and industry pages, showing the publicly available expected growth numbers in both number of employees and salary.

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The American Community Survey (ACS) is conducted by the US Census and sent to a portion of the population every year.

The American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files are a set of untabulated records about individual people or housing units. The Census Bureau produces the PUMS files so that data users can create custom tables that are not available through pretabulated (or summary) ACS data products.

County Business Patterns (CBP) is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll. This data is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for other statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses. Businesses use the data for analyzing market potential, measuring the effectiveness of sales and advertising programs, setting sales quotas, and developing budgets. Government agencies use the data for administration and planning.

Census Bureau conducts surveys of the United States Population, including the American Community Survey

Where is it used?

The ACS dataset is used on the location, occupation and industry profiles. Although the ACS dataset includes some data on occupations and industries, Data USA is mostly using the ACS dataset for demographics on the Geography profiles.

The ACS PUMS dataset is used throughout the site where specific data cross sections are not made available through the preformatted ACS dataset. ACS PUMS data is the cornerstone of the occupations and industry data used throughout the Geography, Occupation and Industry profiles. Data USA also uses ACS PUMS to compare a location's current stock of graduates versus students currently pursuing high education degrees (provided by the IPEDs dataset).

DataUSA provides access to the CBP data through our API.

Caveats

Due to sampling constraints, there is often a high margin of error when looking at data for smaller geographies. Apply caution when drawing conclusions from small geographic areas (for example: small counties, places and particularly tracts).

The PUMS dataset is complex. While we have computed aggregations of the data, we run manual spot checks in an attempt to validate our aggregations and calculations. We do not have an independent, automated validation process to verify every calculation, therefore please use particular caution when using the PUMS data on this site.

Similar to the ACS dataset there are sometimes sampling biases when looking at data from a specifc slice of data. Due to the way the data is aggregated, ACS PUMS data is only availabe for the Nation, States and Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs).

Wage values are adjusted using the ADJINC variable from the PUMS file.

There are four main universes of tables: "workforce", "full-time" and "part-time". The default and most prevalent universe for our PUMS data uses the workforce universe. The conditions for this universe:

  1. Age of 16 years or older
  2. Wage greater than zero
  3. In the workforce (i.e. ESR code of 1,2,4,5)

In addition, the above criteria full-time universe rows must have WKHP >= 35, whereas part-time universe rows have WKHP < 35.

The other universe is everyone five years of age and older (that is the only restriction). This universe is only used for visualizations showing birthplaces for a location from PUMS.

Another caveat to note is that when we display top statistics from PUMS data, such as highest average wage, or most common occupation, we will typically only show the top values where several (>= 5) records are collapsed.

For more detailed technical information on the PUMS aggregation methodology, please visit our technical PUMS Aggregation Methodology page.

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These factsheets provide details on who uses and who needs rental assistance in each state.

Where is it used?

Rental assistance data is featured in the Health section of the geography profiles.

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Health Accounts by State of residence present aggregate and per capita estimates of health care spending by type of establishment delivering care (hospitals, physicians and clinics, nursing homes, etc.) and for medical products (prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and sundries and durable medical products such as eyeglasses and hearing aids) purchased in retail outlets. Source of funding aggregate and per enrollee estimates by state are also provided for Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Health Insurance.

Where is it used?

Medicare and medicaid data is featured in the Health section of the geography profiles.

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A collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to look at the many factors that influence health

Where is it used?

The CHR data is used on the geography profiles in the health section.

Caveats

With regard to granularity, the CHR dataset only includes State and County level data. Population estimates for 2016 CHR data are based on 2014 Census population estimates, and 2015 CHR data are based on 2011 Census population estimates.

Additionally, certain indicators are collected at larger time intervals than others, so it is important to note the "Collection Year" in the tooltips, as new reports may utilize older collection data.

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For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians. This research has helped policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others improve their understanding of our health care system and forms the foundation for many of the ongoing efforts to improve health and health systems across America.

Where is it used?

The Dartmouth data is used on the Geography profiles in the health and safety section.

Caveats

With regard to granularity the Dartmouth dataset only includes State and County level data.

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The Department of Education's 'mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.'

Where is it used?

Default rates are displayed in University Profiles for each institution, as well as on the national map page aggregated for each location.

Caveats

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. The U.S. Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year.

The geographical default rates are calculated based on the instititions within each geography, and do not necessarily reflect the population living in a location.

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Part 1 of the Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR) provides Point-inTime (PIT) estimates, offering a snapshot of homelessness—both sheltered and unsheltered— on a single night. The PIT counts also provide an estimate of the number of people experiencing homelessness within particular homeless populations, such as people with chronic patterns of homelessness and veterans experiencing homelessness.

Where is it used?

Homelessness data is featured in the Health section of the geography profiles.

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The Freight Analysis Framework (FAF), produced through a partnership between Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), integrates data from a variety of sources to create a comprehensive picture of freight movement among states and major metropolitan areas by all modes of transportation. Starting with data from the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) and international trade data from the Census Bureau, FAF incorporates data from agriculture, extraction, utility, construction, service, and other sectors. The FAF data give a picture of which goods are shipped from one region of the US to another region, according to type of commodity, mode of shipment, value, and weight.

Where is it used?

Freight Analysis Framework data is used in the Transport section of product profiles, as well as the Economy section of geography profiles.

Caveats

DataUSA only provides information from the subset of FAF data where both the origin and destination of the shipment are in the United States. Original product codes (using the SCTG standard) are provided, as well as code equivalents from the NAPCS product code standard. The crosswalk used to apply the NAPCS codes is available here.

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IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs.

Where is it used?

The IPEDS dataset is used throughout all the profile pages but is the cornerstone of the course and university profiles. These profiles center around a particular postsecondary course or university, combining data from IPEDS with related occupation and industrial data.

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State Health Facts provides free, up-to-date, health data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States, counties, territories, and other geographies.

Where is it used?

Various health indicators are featured in the Health section of the geography profiles.

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The O*Net Skills is a dataset containing detailed descriptions of the required and used skills for specific occupations. The O*Net dataset is sponsored by the United States Department of Labor.

Where is it used?

The O*Net Skills dataset is used on both the Occupation and Course profile pages giving a detailed breakdown of the skills required for the specified occupation or course.

Caveats

Some occupations do not have directly corresponding data available in O*Net. For more detailed technical information on how we handle these cases, please visit our O*Net Aggregation Methodology page.

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The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) is a nationwide study that provides up-to-date information on tobacco, alcohol, and drug use, mental health and other health-related issues in the United States.

The CBHSQ Report is prepared by the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. 

The state behavioral health barometers provide an annual update on a series of topics that focus on substance use and mental health.

Where is it used?

Various health indicators are featured in the Health section of the geography profiles.

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This tool portrays what is sometimes called the “relative value” of care—the amount spent per level of quality achieved. It utilizes publicly available data on quality and spending for the population age 65 and older with traditional fee-for-service Medicare.

Where is it used?

Various health indicators are featured in the Health section of the geography profiles.

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USA Spending provides a big-picture view of the federal spending landscape.

Where is it used?

Department spending is featured in the product profiles.

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