Data makes for better decision-making by elected officials. However, it is often difficult to obtain solid community data that you can use and display.
This newly relaunched tool changes that for elected officials.
This week, DataUSA.io relaunched with an extraordinary dashboard of public data for your community. It is both simple to use and visually beautiful.
The search function allows you to search by community, region, county, state, and pretty much every combination of those. I searched communities of all different sizes with great data all the way down to Climbing Hill, Iowa with 166 residents.
Community Data Search
The front page starts here. The data is a compilation of a variety of public databases put together by Deloitte, Datawheel, and an MIT professor.
In searching, I couldn’t always get individual cities to show up from the main search bar. It worked perfectly fine, however, when I clicked the search bar and the cities (place) showed up with no issue. If your community doesn’t show up in the drop-down when you start typing, just click search and try again. I’ve had better luck on the next page.
You can also search by different categories, maps, jobs, download pre-loaded searches, and other info.
…and some more.
Once you find the geographic area for your data, it is presented beautifully.
You can also add comparison cities to your community.
The data is seemingly endless ranging from economic data…
To wage and occupation data…
To household, property, and health data.
Go to DataUSA.io to check out your community.
You will be able to use this data for making decisions on economic development, residential programs, health initiatives, and much, much more.
What will you use this data to do in your community?