Data Sources

These data sources provide information for communities looking for more local data. These sources provide either unique, local data; more information on demographic breakdowns (e.g., age, sex, race/ethnicity); or data for sub-county geographic units (e.g., cities, zipcodes or school districts).

Iowa Data Sources

Name Description Breakdown
Iowa Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The Behavioral Risk Factor Survey is an annual survey of Iowa’s adult population about behaviors which affect risk of disease and disability.

Iowa Cancer Registry

The State Health Registry of Iowa is a population-based cancer registry that assembles and reports measurements of cancer incidence, survival, and mortality among Iowans.

Iowa Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System

The Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System is a component of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration State Data Program which links information about all crashes and their consequences statewide.

Iowa Department of Education Statistics

This site includes data on free and reduced meal eligibility, limited English students, technology, and state report cards.

Iowa Department of Public Health - Center for Acute Disease Epidemiology

This site provides annual reports on infectious diseases in Iowa.

Iowa Department of Public Safety - UCR Reports

The Uniform Crime Reporting program is a system of collecting and analyzing crime and arrest statistics gathered on selected types of crime by participating law enforcement agencies throughout each state.

Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program

This site contains the Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program Annual Reports to the Governor and Iowa legislature.

Iowa Public Health Tracking

Iowa is part of the National Tracking Network, created in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make data on environmental hazards, exposures, and health effects easier to find and use.

Iowa Public Health Tracking - County Health Snapshots

The County Health Snapshot provides an overview of key health indicators for local communities.

Iowa State University - Regional Economics and Community Analysis Program

This site provides county-level socioeconomic profiles showing population trends, child well-being, school district profiles, poverty and food needs, economic profiles, and housing profiles. 

Iowa Vital Statistics Report

The annual Iowa Vital Statistics Report presents births, deaths, infant deaths, births to mothers under age 18, suicides, and unintentional injury deaths by county.

Iowa Youth Survey

The Iowa Youth Survey collects data on students' attitudes and experiences regarding alcohol and other drug use and violence, and their perceptions of their peer, family, school, and neighborhood/community environments.

State Data Center of Iowa - Census Data Tables for Counties

The Iowa Census Data Tables for Counties provides a range of demographic information including ancestry, education, employment, home ownership, primary language, poverty status, population projections, urban and rural status, and voting age population.


Community Health Improvement Resources

These resources include public health agencies (including local public health offices, state agencies, and public health institutes) and other partners in improving community health including United Ways, counties associations, hospital associations, and extension offices.

Iowa Community Resources