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The items here are freely available. They aggregate different sources of data and either provide quick information about topics or about geographical locations. Some allow you to perform other functions, such as creating maps. They should be explored individually for their various capacities.
From the website's self-description, "Data USA [is] the most comprehensive website and visualization engine of public US Government data. Data USA tells millions of stories about America. Through advanced data analytics and visualization, it tells stories about: places in America...where they are thriving, where they are declining and their interconnectedness to each other..."
From the website's self-description, "Community Commons is a place where data, tools, and stories come together to inspire change and improve communities. We provide public access to thousands of meaningful data layers that allow mapping and reporting capabilities so you can thoroughly explore community health." It is useful for research other than community health.
Data.gov Describes itself as the "The home of the U.S. Government's Open Data". Data, tools, and other resources for research. Over 254, 669 datasets.
Explore Census Data Replaced American Factfinder at the end of March 2020. Advanced Search allows for very specific searches.
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