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Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Library Session: Information About Your Community


  • State and County QuickFacts
    Quickly get recent state, county, and city demographics (including age, race/ethnicity, income, residence) and business information.

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: BRFSS
    BRFSS tracks health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States. BRFSS provides state- and metro area-specific prevalence and trends information about issues such as asthma, diabetes, health care access, alcohol use, hypertension, obesity, cancer screening, nutrition and physical activity, tobacco use, and more.

    Provides a single point of access to a wide variety of public health reports and data systems, both local and external, categorized by topic, alphabetically, or by utilizing online query systems.
    • deaths
    • aging
    • chronic diseases
    • infectious diseases
    • environmental health/exposure
    • births
    • risk behavior
    • immunization

  • Kids Count Data Center
    Includes data by state, across states, and some county and city level data. Data can be mapped or graphed. Includes hundreds of measures of child well-being.

  • Data and Statistics, California Department of Education
    Data on school enrollment, non-English language learners, free lunch numbers, teacher data, class size, and much more.

  • Calif. Dept of Alcoholic Beverage Control: License query system.
    Find liquor stores, bars, etc. by zip code. Can also search by census tract.

See also the Library's Health Statistics & Data Resources web guide