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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
500 Cities 27 The 500 Cities project 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, …
American College of Nurse Midwives 1
American Community Survey 206 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 …
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.
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) 35 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 …
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 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.
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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 112 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.
Chicago Department of Buildings 2
Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection 1
Chicago Department of Public Health 20
Chicago Police Department 26
CMS National Provider Identifier 1
County Business Patterns 1 U.S. Census Bureau
Death Penalty Information Center 1
Decennial Census 6 The United States Census is conducted every ten years and gathers basic information about every inhabitant of the United States.
Definitive Healthcare 2
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, …
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 3
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2
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).
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
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 13 The Environmental Protection Agency's EJSCREEN tool provides data on measures of environmental justice.
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.
Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) 38
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) 3
Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois State Cancer Registry 26 Public dataset, 1986-2013, data as of November 2015
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 63
LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) 40 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 …
Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set 1 CDC/NCHS
Metopio 2 Created by Metopio staff.
National Association of Home Builders 1
National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER) 1 SEER is an authoritative source for cancer statistics in the United States. The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program provides information on cancer statistics in an effort to reduce the cancer burden among the U.S. population. SEER is supported …
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 …
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention 14
National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) 3
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 …
National Vital Statistics System-Natality (NVSS-N) 2 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 …
New York City Department of Public Health 5
New York City Police Department (NYPD) 26
Public Health Air Surveillance Evaluation (PHASE) 2
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.
The COVID Tracking Project 2 The COVID Tracking Project is a volunteer organization launched from The Atlantic and dedicated to collecting and publishing the data required to understand the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Since early March, 2020, we have grown from a tiny …
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 …
The New York Times 5
The University of Wisconsin Population Institute 8 2020 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.
UIC School of Public Health 2 (UIC School of Public Health) Health risk factor score was created using several comorbidities from the Chicago Health Atlas data at the CCA level (Chicago Health Atlas, 2020).The health risk score included: the rates of heart-related death, stroke deaths, asthma, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and smoking …
Urban Institute 1
U.S. Census Bureau Gazetteer Files 3 Information about geographies in the United States.
USDA Natural Amenities Scale 2
US Department of the Interior 1
US Department of the Treasury 1
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families 1
Wisconsin Department of Health Services 19
Wisconsin Department of Justice 2


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.