What data sources are available in mySidewalk?

mySidewalk collects, cleans, transforms, maintains, and updates data from thousands of raw data tables that make up over 40 unique sources to create a unified data system. You can browse the sources below, which are organized by their respective update month and frequency.

When do data sources update?

  • Data updates or is added to mySidewalk on a near-weekly basis. Each individual data source updates on an annual, biannual, rolling, and even monthly update intervals, which works out to new data in mySidewalk on a near-weekly basis.

  • Updates are dependent upon the data being available from the provider. Delays by the provider are often not posted or communicated and some providers don't announce when new data is available. mySidewalk works to turn around new data quickly once it is made available. American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates are updated every year in December in less than 5 business days.

Data Source Update Index

The following table is organized by the expected month in which each data source annually updates. For this year's running list of data updates and data additions, check out Data Releases.

January

  • Drug Poisoning Mortality in the United States

    National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Picture of Subsidized Household
    US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • Social Vulnerability Index (SVI)

    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR)

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

February

  • Racially or Ethnically Concentrated Areas of Poverty (R/ECAP)
    US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

March

  • Census Transportation Planning Product (CTPP)
    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
    US Census Bureau

April

  • AIDSVu

    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health

  • Annual Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

    Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
    US Department of Commerce

  • Fixed Broadband Deployment Data from Form 477
    Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

May

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

June

  • County Business Patterns (CBP) and ZIP Codes Business Patterns (ZBP)

    US Census Bureau

  • Food Access Research Atlas

    US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

    Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
    US Department of Commerce

  • Small Business Administration (SBA)

    Small Business Loans (SBL)

July

  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
    US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • PatentsView

    US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

August

  • Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS)
    US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

  • LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES)

    Workplace Area Characteristics (WAC)

    Center for Economic Studies
    US Census Bureau

  • School Proficiency Index
    US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

September

  • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)

    Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)
    Loan/Application Register

  • Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD)
    US Department of Housing and Urban Development (USDOT)

October

  • Access Across America
    University of Minnesota

  • Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) **Every 2 years in even years**
    US Department of Education (ED)

  • Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

  • Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program

    Crime in the U.S. (CIUS)
    US Department of Justice (DOJ)

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

  • Wide-ranging ONline Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER)

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

November

  • Environmental Justice Mapping and Screening Tool (EJSCREEN)
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

December

  • American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Estimates
    US Census Bureau

  • PLACES (formerly 500 Cities): Local Data for Better Health Project

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
    US Department of Commerce

Every Month

  • Monthly Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

    Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
    US Department of Commerce

Irregular

The following do not update every year and the exact month of update varies. Some are also a one-time data source that will not update.

  • Decennial Census (DC)
    US Census Bureau 1990, 2000, 2010

  • Eviction Lab National Database

    Princeton University

  • Food Environment Atlas
    Economic Research Service (ERS)
    US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Health Professional Storage Areas (HPSA)

    Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA)
    Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)

  • Local Area Transportation Characteristics for Households (LATCH Survey)

    Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
    US Department of Transportation (USDOT)

  • Location Affordability Index (LAI)
    US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    US Department of Transportation (USDOT)

  • National Air Toxics Assessment (NATA)
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • National Neighborhood Data Archive (NaNDA)

    openICPSR

  • Primary Care Service Area Project (PCSA)
    Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Data Warehouse

  • Qualified Opportunity Zones
    Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

    US Department of the Treasury (USDT)

  • Smart Location Database (SLD)
    US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI)

    Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute

    Department of Geography, University of South Carolina

  • US Small-area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP)

    National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Check out Data Releases to read about the data already updated in the mySidewalk data library this year!

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