Data Sources

DEMOGRAPHICS/INCOME

Data.gov (Links to an external site.)

U.S. Census American Factfinder (Links to an external site.)

Gapminder (Links to an external site.)

NHGIS Data Finder (Links to an external site.)

HEALTH

Healthdata.gov (Links to an external site.)

NEISS Injury database (Links to an external site.)

CDC Wonder database (Links to an external site.)

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) health care data warehouse (Links to an external site.)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data navigator (Links to an external site.)

National Nutrient Database (Links to an external site.)

CRIME

United Nations Office on Drug and Crime Data (Links to an external site.)

New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services Data (Links to an external site.) (Masoom)

Bureau of Justice Statistics (Links to an external site.) – Race and crime related data (but can’t find racial violence data)

City-Data.com (Links to an external site.) – Miscellaneous Data, including crime, for cities in the US

GEOGRAPHIC

Natural Earth (Links to an external site.)

U.S. Census Tiger Products (Links to an external site.)

Open Street Map (Links to an external site.)

Open Topography (Links to an external site.)

USGS Earth Explorer (Links to an external site.)

ENVIRONMENT / CLIMATE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)   (Links to an external site.)

NYC Street Trees (Links to an external site.)

WorldClim – Global Climate Data (Links to an external site.)

TRANSPORTATION

GIS Transportation (Links to an external site.)

SPORTS

The sports-reference sites, including:

ENTERTAINMENT

Box Office Mojo (Links to an external site.)

Broadway League (Links to an external site.)

MEDIA

Google Trends (Links to an external site.)

Google NGram (Links to an external site.)

NYT Chronicle (Links to an external site.)

CONSUMER DATA

Aggdata.com (Links to an external site.) – a paid site, but if you email them and say you need a dataset for research they will often let you have it.

International Coffee Organization (Links to an external site.) – on prices, production and consumption of coffee

Koenma (Links to an external site.) – Dataset on food and economy

NYC DATA

Bytes of the Big Apple (Links to an external site.)

NYC Open Data (Links to an external site.)

SeeThroughNY (Links to an external site.)

 Columbia University libraries (Links to an external site.)

BUSINESS

CrunchBase (Links to an external site.) – Dataset about startups and entrepreneurship

TOURISM

Knoema (Links to an external site.) – Dataset on tourism and economy

Huge list of Data Sources- http://knoema.com/atlas/sources (Links to an external site.)

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Author: Jiyeon Kang (Jenny)

MFA Student of Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design dreamealist@gmail.com

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