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Employment density in the USA (Employees per sq. ft. by industry)

I am looking for employment density in the USA. Dimensions needed: Per industry Per sq. ft. (per county or smaller could be acceptable too) Per year if available, otherwise something relatively ...
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Where can I find a data set of US Individuals?

I'm looking for a data set of US citizens/residents, etc. With data on things such as age, geographic location, gender, income, marital status, etc. The more the better. Where can I find an ...
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Where can I find actual agricultural contracts?

I'm looking for real agricultural contracts, that is actual contracts between farmers and processors (preferably in North America). Any ideas? Generally I am thinking of contracts between farmers and ...
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Census data at every block level in US cities

I am trying to do a study about New York City. I need to know different information about every block level in New York. But I couldn't find updated information. I looked for specific information on ...
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Are zip-code-level IRS income tax data available for every year, in machine-readable fomat?

The IRS publishes income tax data by zip code for certain years (1998, 2001, 2004-2008 etc.) but a) certain years are missing, like 1999 and 2000, and b) only for 2008 and afterwards are the data ...
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The spread of cable tv

Is there a data set that shows the date of the first availability of cable tv or (not necessarily the same data) the date of first public broadcasting in each state or city in the United States?
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Where can I find machine-readable data on which US states and DC border each other?

I'm hoping to avoid compiling a dataset like this manually. Ideally, the dataset would look something like this: state1 state2 share_border NY NJ yes NY CA no etc. I'm ...
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Where can I find U.S. train traffic data?

I'm trying to get a general idea of railroad traffic along particular segments of track—whether it's abandoned, whether it gets one train a month, or 100 trains a day. Is there a source of such data? ...
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Where can I get private companies' financials?

Countries have mandatory disclosure of some financial indicators for certain industries. Some companies may disclose information about their financial performance at will. While public corporations ...
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Open data version of the Foreign Assistance Program Inventory?

http://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/1868/ForeignAssistanceProgramInventory2013.pdf You wouldn’t know where I can find an open data version of the pdf (above)? With descriptions of “...
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Standing and seating capacity of clubs, bars and restaurants

I'm looking for a dataset containing the following: Name of the business (I'm mostly interested in clubs, bars and restaurants) if possible along with its location Standing and seating capacity I'm ...
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Database with the historical prices of most popular products in U.S.?

Is there an open database that would contained the historical prices of the most popular products in U.S.? At best with the product classification, so that it would be possible to make analysis, how ...
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How do I find data that helps US businesses export their products?

Are there data sets out there that have data about exporting products and services overseas? I want to build an app that helps U.S. businesses increase their international sales.
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Where can I get bulk access to IRS 990 filings for US non-profits

There's another question about a list of all nonprofits, and this answer is kind of buried in the answers to that one. Also, this question came up today on the NICAR-L mailing list. It's a common ...
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Crime rate data for American cities

I'm writing a paper and I'm interested in monthly crime rates in American cities. The FBI database contains only yearly crime rates and it stops at 2012 (http://www.ucrdatatool.gov/), and each ...
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What would be the cleanest / easiest method of collecting rental property data?

What would be the easiest method of collecting data about rental properties. I'm looking for per-unit information including: Monthly Rent Are utilities included? Monthly Electric bill Heating fuel ...
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How to construct a database with the underlying real estate data displayed by Redfin, Zillow, or Trulia?

Regardless of whether the home is for sale, if you type any street address into Zillow, Redfin, or Trulia, they will often tell you the square footage, the last-sold-date, the taxable value, and often ...
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IRS Statistics of Income, machine-readable

Does anyone know of anyone else who has compiled a machine-readable set of the IRS's SOI Tax Stats - Historical Table 2, i.e., these? The .xls files available from the IRS are crosstabbed and ...
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where can I find shapefiles for the highways of Puerto Rico?

I am looking for the shapefiles of the intersetate highways of Puerto Rico in an easy to use geoJSON format. I found this page here http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/geoportal/data/esri/esri_usa.htm but ...
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What to do when license statements conflict?

Sometimes, data is listed as "open data", yet also has copyright statements that don't mention any permitted reuse. If the "data owner" is not responsive, what's the best way to determine if the data ...
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U.S. federal government data fetchable via SPARQL?

I am interested in U.S. federal government information (e.g., agencies/sub-agencies, programs, etc) that I can fetch via the Semantic Web/SPARQL. I am able to get this information via Dbpedia. The ...
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What is the best source for finding what businesses have opened/exist/closed in a given geographical area?

Is there a a standard source for finding out what businesses (with brick and mortar locations) exist in a geographical area (particularly in the U.S.)? This doesn't necessarily have to be a ...
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Information about congresspeople

Is there a database that contains the following about when congresspeople? When they were elected, state/district, age, gender, race, professional background, and would really like to have committee ...
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Survey of illness and symptom data

What historical illness or symptom data exists? There are so many health-related data sources on healthdata.gov, data.gov, CDC, etc. I'd like to identify the most useful data across all existing ...
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Hospital originated infections and mishaps

NPR and other news organizations are citing a dataset analyzed by Kaiser from the CDC: Created with Datawrapper Source: Kaiser Health News analysis of CDC data Get the data Would anyone know where ...
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Which, if any, U.S. Federal Government agencies offer a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for their APIs?

Are there any examples of U.S. Federal Government agencies offering service level agreements (SLAs) for their APIs?
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US Government API Usage

I'm unable to find very much data about the usage of APIs from United States federal agencies. Which APIs that have been released have the highest traffic number in terms of queries, and/or ...
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USGS Various API Calls

I am building a website that must gather information from the USGS' various APIs but seem to have a hard time. I'm trying to obtain the Soil Type using the Vs30 API. Here is the link for the ...
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Docket Information call returns “Not Acceptable” error in windows form app

Our app worked fine with Version 1 and Version 2 of the Regulations.gov API, but I can't get it to work with version 3. I am using a new API key, and pasting the complete URL in the browser brings ...
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Is there an official/complete list of all US government agency “developers' pages”?

The FCC's developers page happens to have a sidebar linking to many other US government agencies' developers pages, APIs, etc. It's a handy list, but I assume the FCC hosts it only out of the goodness ...
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Resolve company name / TLD to industry?

Where can I find a comprehensive data set of U.S. companies with their respective industries and internet top level domains (TLDs), if any? Such as the Fortune 500 list... Company Name Website ...
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What are good examples of how open data is driving community development?

I am looking for examples of how open data is helping to drive community development, with a focus on the United States. We are seeking examples across a broad range of community development domains,...
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Fiber (dark or lit) maps and data

I'm looking for any publicly available data on where optical fiber (for Internet connectivity) is physically laid across the US. While there are commercial services that sell some of this data, and ...
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Congressional Record in electronic form

Is there a way to get an electronic copy of the Congressional Record, or otherwise get information about all the speakers in Congress, what they said, when they said, the votes on all motions bills, ...
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Is there a list, database or API that contains the URLs for United States city and town websites?

I'm looking for a database of URLs for every official city and town website. Ideally this list would be up to date and maintained. Freebase has some of the results and we have every city and town in ...
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What sources exist for sales tax information

What open data sources are available to determine the appropriate sales tax at the state and local levels? For example, assume that an three items are sold from a retailer to the following ...
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Dataset of researchers CV

I'm looking for a dataset of researchers CV containing the following: date of all the main graduations (MS, PhD) and change of ranks. location of their jobs their field their name and gender I'm ...
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Where can I find historical aerials for some areas in Dona Ana County, New Mexico?

How do I find several historical aerials from the mid-1970's or early 1980's and where can I download them and I would like them to be free of charge.
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Are there good examples of requiring open data in RFPs?

The recent U.S. Executive Order on open and machine-readable data requires the U.S. government to begin developing ways to integrate open data into procurement and grant-making. Are there good ...
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After FOIA is fulfilled where can it be found?

I recently saw a story where a City Weekly filed a FOIA request and received a trove of emails in response. Is the receiver required to publish a link to the source? Is there a way to get access to ...
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Open dataset for the number of pets per country

I'm interested in timeseries of numbers of owned dogs, cats, and possibly other pets (alligators, anyone?) for a wide cross-section of countries of the world. Primary focus is on the US.
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Where can I get NY small businesses data, including revenue, number of employees etc?

I'm helping a nonprofit reach small businesses in NY. Looking specifically for revenue, number of employees, type of business and ethnicity of the owner. Is there any place I can find such information?...
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Raw data from US Census and BLS

Is the raw data of US Census or BLS available? By raw I mean the datapoints that later comprise the summary tables. For instance, the average employment by firm size. Apart from means that you can ...
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What is the significance of Census ACS columns with line numbers ending in “.5” or “.7”?

In looking at the Census ACS data there are several columns that have line numbers ending in .5 or .7. Their table_ids are duplicates of ones immediately before or after, making some import more ...
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How can I convert from Census 2010 tracts to Census 2000 tracts?

I have a dataset (it's a bunch of count variables) at the Census 2010 census tract level, and I want to merge it to a bunch of other datasets that are at the Census 2000 tract level. Because it would ...
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Data mining for US demographics

Where can I get US population demographics data for various MSA (MSA level data)? An early response is appreciated.
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What do the summary files in the ACS FTP drive mean?

I am trying to get all available 1 and 3 yr American Community Survey data for New Orleans from the census. I am looking on the FTP drive at ftp2.census.gov in the folder /acs2012_1yr/summaryfile/...
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How can you get nationwide data of a particular type from the US Census website?

Every means I can find to access data on the US Census website wants me to put in some sub-national geographic level at some point. Even if I do this, I usually wind up with a giant list of tables, ...
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Where can I find data by “census tract numbers”

I am using an API (To get crimes in city ) where I have found a field entitled "Census Tract Number" and am getting data formatted with (longitude, latitude, census tract number). What does this last ...
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ACS PUMS Data Dictionary Codes in .csv?

I found me some data, and I'd like to be able to filter, and aggregate the responses in a relational database. However it seems the Data dictionaries are either in xls (but not a format easily ...