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Health Behavioral Risk-Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - A health-related survey that asks respondents about health and disease risk factors. Unit of Analysis: County Area Health Resource File (AHRF) - A compilation of Census Bureau demographic information, along with information about hospital utilization, health professionals, and natality/mortality....


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The "Common Core of Data" (CCD) maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), U.S. Department of Education (ED) is your starting point. For Public Schools (PK-12), see http://www.ed.gov/developers and http://www.data.gov/education including: Public elementary/secondary school listing School district / Local education agency (LEA) ...


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California Polytechnic State University has a downloaded dataset on fatal accidents on the national highway system for the year 2007: https://wiki.csc.calpoly.edu/datasets/wiki/HighwayAccidents Data.Gov has a number of datasets on accident data by state: https://explore.data.gov/catalog/raw?tags=crash The NHTSA has summary statistics for 2012 on a state ...


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You might want to check out the HUD zip code-county crosswalk (screenshot below). My gut feeling is that this feature would be in the US census TIGER product line https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger.html maybe here: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/relationship.html Please let us know what you find most useful.


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Some other answers hint at this, but the caution to keep in mind is that ZIP codes are not geographies on a map. They are identifiers for postal delivery routes which are often but not always geographic. To accommodate the intense demand for data aggregated by ZIP code, the Census Bureau created ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (or ZCTAs) which are roughly what ...


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(Disclaimer: I work for the U.S. Treasury but am writing in my personal capacity.) I do not know of an API that has what you are looking for off the shelf, but I would recommend you look into what information you can already access or request from the official system governing registration in the .gov domain. The .gov domain registration process for cities ...


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Try NHGIS, it has built a resource that offers what you are looking for. The race question is available at the block level from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 release; but the income question is available only through the American Community Survey (ACS) Summary File release which goes down to the block group level. If you want the information together, I ...


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There is no simple answer to this question, because ZIP codes do not represent geographical areas. They represent postal delivery routes, which are sometimes simply a bank of PO boxes in a specific post office, and are sometimes an organization like a University which has its own internal mail processing services. Therefore, not all ZIP Codes can truly be ...


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As a work of the US government, there isn't any license appropriate for the work, because it's already in the public domain (in the United States). So a license like the Unlicense (or CC0), in which the licensor is entering the covered work into the public domain, doesn't work. Some text that acknowledges the public domain status in the US is helpful (and ...


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There has been some mention about this being a complex problem. It's not hard at all. In fact, matching a zipcode to the corresponding cities is super simple. Granted, trying to find an accurate shapefile that corresponds to a given zipcode, that is a more challenging issue. But simply matching zipcode to city/cities... very easy. The USPS data has a ...


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There's also a good list just released from ProPublica starting for 2012 http://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/ And you can always request a 990 directly from an entity -- it is required to give it to you. Also, GuideStar aggregates them and allows you to obtain one-at-a-time at no cost. Aggregate data will cost, however.


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There are several datasets that might be useful to you. The list you are seeking is the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, with details here. This provides a listing of all public elementary and secondary schools, student data, and teacher information. This includes the names, addresses, and telephone numbers. In addition, overall ...


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Look at the National Center for Education Statistics Urban-Centric Locale Codes developed by U.S. Census https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/rural_locales.asp. You might be able to modify that approach to accomplish what you want. They use principal cities to delineate between "urban" and "suburban" City - Inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city Suburb - ...


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The data referenced appears to be an aggregation of Hospital Acquired Infections which are part of the CMS Hospital Compare family of data sets. The various measures included in the dataset are listed at http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/Data/Measures-Displayed.html There are a number of ways to access the raw data which are listed at http://www....


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I found an API from Numbeo (documentation) that claims 1,485,832 prices in 4,786 cities entered by 177,368 users (information updated 2014-11-25) Here is their page related to the Cost of Living. And an overview of the data for Zurich. Their Terms of Service state that the license is CC BY-SA 3.0 and GNU Free Document License (GFDL). What I can't ...


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I'm not sure about "terabytes" but yes, the new administration has edited the whitehouse.gov domain, including the open subdomain. Why? New administrations across all levels of (U.S.) government, particularly around elected officials, wipe domains and start a new. While there are many things going on currently with the Trump administration that are bad ...


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The best source at a broad level is from the Federal Highway Administration. There is a also variety of open data on traffic safety. Some of this has embedded speed limit information as well as other information, such as fatalities and accidents. There are also some state speed zone data zones, such as those for Virginia. There was a question on another ...


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This is a bit involved, but for a project I worked on, we developed some tools to make it a little easier to load 2010 decennial census data ("SF1") into a SQL database. (This has been tested in Postgres and MySQL.) First, you'd run these SQL scripts: geo_2010.sql all_sf1_files.sql Then, download the SF1 data for Alaska. Inside that ZIP file is one "...


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This depends on which city you are in too- as of last year in Oakland if you did ask for the exact same request, it may not have helped you much as the process was so poorly setup they couldn't always benefit from repeat efficiencies. But now we have an online request system that published all requested info by default- except certain crime info which is ...


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There is no comprehensive source of open data as you describe, but there are public and restricted-access open data sets that can illuminate certain aspects of private company finances. Privately-held companies often disclose information to the public in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. Some of this information directly involves company ...


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The native raw datapoints comprising some of the more popular tables related to your search are accessible through sites at both agencies. As examples: Summary reports on current employment statistics and detailed data behind the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Summary reports on firm size, employees, and payroll and detailed data behind the ...


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You should take a look at Rank and Filed, a relatively new (Feb 2014) site about EDGAR filings, with lots of data export options.


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Not sure if my list is better (or worse), because I think it has a lot to do with Andrew's question about national/state levels. If Andrew says it's cool, I'll just have him update his answer with these links: NCSA Publications & Data Requests http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/index.aspx you probably want this guy: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Cats/...


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The basics for FOIA are: be very clear in your request be respectful be tenacious Remember that while there are government officials who are hostile to records requests, not all of them are. There are many people in government who want to do the right thing. There are a few websites designed to help you file FOIA requests. In the US, Muck Rock has been ...


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The source for this data is going to be accuity, that takes care of the routing numbers for the ABA, http://www.aba.com/Products/Pages/PS98_Routing.aspx To fast forward, it looks like you can download a version from the federal reserve board here: http://www.fededirectory.frb.org/download.cfm but it states: I understand that the terms of use prohibit ...


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This CSV dataset contains opening-closing hours for thousands of US hotels/restaurants/bars/museums/etc: https://github.com/baturin/wikivoyage-listings/ Business type, name and location are included as well. You will need to filter out: Businesses that have no documented opening-closing hours Businesses that are not in the USA (there are columns for city ...


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The US Census Bureau also has a national gazeteer file with state and city info, including incorporation information. For metadata/excel file column please have a look at HERE.


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There is tons of data at the US Bureau of Justice Statistcs - Corrections But I think the best way is to get these data points from the two major private prison companies (CCA and GEO Group). Luckily (for you), both are publicly traded - so you can download their annual reports and find all sorts of info about number of beds, and different types of housing....


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From an open-source point of view, there is no direct source for age/income/race/location as to which way an individual voted; this is by design that you cannot figure out who voted for whom. Having said this, you can get an estimate through a survey program that the US Census does. An overview of the results up to the 2014 elections is provided. ...


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This is a goal of the DemocracyMap project, which is still nascent. The DemocracyMap API aims to provide normalized structured data for all of the contact details and other primary information for every government body and government official that represents you. Currently this API is more of a meta-API that aggregates, normalizes, and caches ...


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