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Where do the data in Metopio come from?

Metopio’s curated data library draws from numerous public and private sources. Most of the data are in the form of aggregate statistics about geographic areas from public surveys and health estimates. These data are then combined with any data that your team uploads for your own private use.

We update our curated data whenever new data is released by the original source. For most government data, this is done annually.

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Data Source Topics Description
American Community Survey 213 The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey of U.S. households and residents that provides a wide variety of information. It replaces the long-form Census questionnaire and is administered to 1 in 38 U.S. households each year. Responses from …
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 110 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) covers 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) 80 The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) dataset is a product of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the US economy to support public and …
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) 65
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 63
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 32 The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 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. Established in 1984 with …
CMS National Provider Identifier (NPI) 31 A National Provider Identifier is a unique 10-digit identification number issued to health care providers in the United States by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The NPI is the required identifier for Medicare services, and is also …
PLACES 29 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 …
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services 29 The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is responsible for providing healthcare coverage for adults and children who qualify for Medicaid, and for providing Child Support Services to help ensure that Illinois children receive financial support from both …
Chicago Police Department 27
Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Cancer Registry 27 Public dataset, 1986-2018, data as of August 2021
National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M) 26 The National Vital Statistics System Mortality component (NVSS-M) obtains information on deaths from the registration offices of each of the 50 states, New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and Northern …
New York City Police Department (NYPD) 26 Precinct level crime data for major crimes in New York City
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 24 The Environmental Protection Agency's EJSCREEN tool provides data on measures of environmental justice.
Chicago Department of Public Health 23
FBI Crime Data Explorer 20 The FBI's Crime Data Explorer (CDE) aims to provide transparency, create easier access, and expand awareness of criminal, and noncriminal, law enforcement data sharing; improve accountability for law enforcement; and provide a foundation to help shape public policy with the …
Wisconsin Department of Health Services 19
City of Milwaukee 16
National Vital Statistics System-Natality (NVSS-N) 15 In the United States, State laws require birth certificates to be completed for all births, and Federal law mandates national collection and publication of births and other vital statistics data. The National Vital Statistics System, the Federal compilation of this …
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention 14
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) 10 The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. YRBSS is a system of surveys. It includes 1) a national school-based survey conducted by CDC …
Assorted election data sources compiled by Tony McGovern 9 Sources for election data include the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior;; and The Guardian. They are compiled, cleaned, and made available on GitHub by Tony McGovern.
Various state health departments 9
Decennial Census 8 The United States Census is conducted every ten years and gathers basic information about every inhabitant of the United States.
The New York Times 7
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 5
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 4
Dwyer-Lindgren, Mokdad, et al. (Population Health Metrics, 2014) 4 Cigarette smoking prevalence in US counties: 1996-2012. Population Health Metrics, 2014, Volume 12, Number 1, Page 1
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) 4
The University of Wisconsin Population Institute 4 2020 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.
Diabetes Atlas 4 The CDC's Diabetes Atlas contains data about diabetes, obesity, and physical activity. This data is modeled using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) 4 The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing education data in the United States and other nations
U.S. Census Bureau Gazetteer Files 3 Information about geographies in the United States.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 3
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) 3
National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP) 3 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 …
Feeding America 3 Gundersen, C., A. Dewey, E. Engelhard, M. Strayer & L. Lapinski. Map the Meal Gap 2020: A Report on County and Congressional District Food Insecurity and County Food Cost in the United States in 2018. Feeding America, 2020.
The Eviction Lab at Princeton University 3 The Eviction Lab at Princeton University is a project directed by Matthew Desmond and designed by Ashley Gromis, Lavar Edmonds, James Hendrickson, Katie Krywokulski, Lillian Leung, and Adam Porton. The Eviction Lab is funded by the JPB, Gates, and Ford …
National Low Income Housing Coalition 3 The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.
Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index 3 The Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index, or Minority Health SVI, is an extension of the CDC/ATSDR Social Vulnerability Index (CDC/ATSDR SVI), which is a database that helps emergency response planners and public health officials identify, map, and plan support for …
Chicago Department of Buildings 2
Public Health Air Surveillance Evaluation (PHASE) 2
Metopio 2 Created by Metopio staff.
Definitive Healthcare 2
Urban Institute 2
USDA Natural Amenities Scale 2
US Census - Building Permits Survey 2 The purpose of the Building Permits Survey is to provide national, state, and local statistics on new privately-owned residential construction. The United States Code, Title 13, authorizes this survey, provides for voluntary responses, and provides an exception to confidentiality for …
Texas Department of Health and Human Services 2
Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection 1
County Business Patterns 1 U.S. Census Bureau
Department of Education Common Core of Data (CCD) 1 The Common Core of Data (CCD) is the Department of Education's primary database on public elementary and secondary education in the U.S. CCD is a comprehensive, annual, national statistical database of all public elementary and secondary schools and school districts, …
Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set 1 CDC/NCHS
American College of Nurse Midwives 1
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 1
National Association of Home Builders 1
Death Penalty Information Center 1
US Department of the Treasury 1
California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) 1 EMSA is directly responsible for licensing all paramedics in the state. EMSA is also responsible for establishing the procedures, standards and the common application for the 75 certifying entities across the state to license EMTs.
US Department of the Interior 1
Center for Urban Population Health 1 CUPH is made up of faculty and staff from UW School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Milwaukee and Advocate Aurora Research Institute.
Razzaghi, Wang, et al. (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020) 1 Razzaghi H, Wang Y, Lu H, et al. Estimated County-Level Prevalence of Selected Underlying Medical Conditions Associated with Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19 Illness — United States, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:945–950.
Wisconsin Department of Justice 1
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families 1
CMS Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse (CCW) 1 The CMS Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse (CCW) provides researchers with Medicare and Medicaid beneficiary, claims, and assessment data linked by beneficiary across the continuum of care. The Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse (CCW) is a research database designed to make Medicare, …
CMS Provider of Services Files 1 The POS file contains data on characteristics of hospitals and other types of healthcare facilities, including the name and address of the facility and the type of Medicare services the facility provides, among other information. The data are collected through …
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and private decision making


While some of the data in Metopio already exists in the public domain (such as data from government agencies), we curate the data to make it more valuable for our users. We provide technical documentation on the page for each data source explaining how we have curated that data and any modifications we made. Each topic also has further technical documentation.