LiveStories has over a thousand indicators from datasets published by trusted government data sources. Most data is available for every county and state. Learn about some of our most popular datasets below.

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American Community Survey (ACS)

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau

  • Topics: demographics, immigration, education, income, and more.

  • Geographic levels: national, state, counties, and cities.

  • Timeframe: 5-year estimates, plus 1-year estimates for areas with at least 65,000 people.

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CDC Wonder: Mortality Data

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Topics: includes both underlying causes of death (UCD) and multiple causes of death (MCD), with age-adjusted and crude rates.

  • Geographic levels: national, state, and counties.

  • Timeframe: Yearly, 1999 to 2016.

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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Data Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Topics include health care access, prevention, chronic disease, unhealthy behaviors, and more.

  • Data granularity: By state, as well as by age, demographics, education, gender, and income.

  • Timeframe: Annually with some indicators reported biannually.

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National Survey on Drug Use and Health

Data Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Topics include mental health disorder prevalence, drug and alcohol usage rates, and perceptions about the dangers of drug and alcohol use.

  • Data granularity: by state, as well as age ranges (children, young adults, and adults 25 and over).

  • Timeframe: annual data, ranging from 2011 to 2016.

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Occupational Employment Statistics

Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • OES includes statistics on more than 800 occupations in every state.

  • Topics include annual estimates on total employment, mean and median wage, and associated percentile statistics.

  • OES data available by state; additional BLS data available at the national level.

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OES - Healthcare Practitioners

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