On this page you will find links to organizations that provide data sets for various types of information, from the real-time count of the world population to health disparities and substance abuse in specific U.S. counties.
The box on the left provides links to sources for U.S. data sources, while the center box provides links to international datasets. In the right column, you will find the US & World Population Clock and link to data sets in a map format.
*These are free sources and do not require your TUC library card to access them.*
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation collaborates with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute to develop rankings for each state’s counties. This collection of 50 reports – one per state – helps us see that where we live, learn, work, and play influences how healthy we are and how long we live.
U.S. federal government open source of data. Search 300,000+ datasets. Categories include: agriculture, climate, consumer, ecosystems, education, energy, finance, health, local government, manufacturing, maritime, ocean, public safety, science & research.
Data Resource Center for Child & Adolescent Health (DRC)
The mission of the DRC is to advance the effective use of public data on the status of children’s health and health-related services for children, youth and families in the United States. The DRC does this by providing hands-on access to national, state, and regional data findings from large population-based surveys: the National Survey of Children’s Health and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.
The U.S. Census Bureau Population Clock
This web page will provide you with real time population estimates for the U.S. and the World. You will also find U.S. population estimates for growth by region; population density by state, county, and city; age and sex of population by percentage; and which states, counties, and cities are the most populous. This is part of the U.S. Census Bureau's website.
2021 World Population Data Sheet - Population Reference Bureau's DataFinder
The 2021 World Population Data Sheet provides the latest population, health, and environment indicators for more than 200 countries and territories, each carefully researched by PRB’s expert team of demographers and analysts.
ChildInfo - Monitoring the Situation of Children and Women
Statistical information from UNICEF, including Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), which are a major source of global development data.
GHDx - Global Health Data Exchange
Institute for Health Metric and Evaluations's catalog of the world's health and demographic data. Use the GHDx to research population census data, surveys, registries, indicators and estimates, administrative health data, and financial data related to health.
Global Health Observatory Data Repository
Data and statistics from the World Health Organization.
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 600 employees working in over 50 countries.
MEASURE DHS - Demographic and Health Surveys
Since 1984, the MEASURE DHS (Demographic and Health Surveys) project has collected, analyzed, and disseminated accurate and representative data on population, health, HIV, and nutrition through more than 300 surveys in over 90 countries. Registration is required for access to data.
Mental Health Atlas 2020 - WHO
The Mental Health Atlas, released every three years, is a compilation of data provided by countries around the world on mental health policies, legislation, financing, human resources, availability and utilization of services and data collection systems. It serves as a guide for countries for the development and planning of mental health services. The Mental Health Atlas 2020 includes information and data on the progress made towards achieving mental health targets for 2020 set by the global health community and included in WHO’s Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan. It includes data on newly-added indicators on service coverage, mental health integration into primary health care, preparedness for the provision of mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies and research on mental health. It also includes new targets for 2030.
MPC (Minnesota Population Center) Data Projects
Census and survey data from the U.S. and around the world, consistently-coded data for comparative analysis across time and place, and comprehensive documentation for all datasets. This is a free resource for researchers and students. You will need to complete an online registration form.
OECD.Stat - Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
OECD.Stat provides official data on health policy, health spending, demographic changes, and country finances for OECD countries. It is also the authoritative data source on foreign aid for health and other sectors.
Population Council Research
The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. You must register to gain access to data via the Data Portal.
Population Reference Bureau's DataFinder - International Indicators
For more than 50 years, PRB’s World Population Data Sheet has been one of the most trusted sources for vital demographic data used by government leaders, policymakers, researchers, academics, and decisionmakers around the world. It offers the latest population, health, and environment indicators for more than 200 countries and territories, each carefully researched and vetted by PRB’s expert team of demographers and analysts.
World Bank DataBank
The World Bank DataBank is an analysis and visualization tool that contains collections of World Bank and IMF time series data on a variety of health, policy, and economic development topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them.
Data at WHO
Links to WHO data sources, including World Health Statistics 2022 report, Coronavirus (COVID-19) data, mortality database, the United Nations Health Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Health Equity Monitor, and much more. Also includes links to insights and visualizations and on various aspects of global health and data collection and analysis tools.
WORLD Policy Analysis Center
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center provides public access to its data on constitutional rights, laws, and policies, and leads comparative policy research by working with partners worldwide to advance equality globally by moving evidence to impact.