500 Cities Project: Local data for better health

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The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States. These small area estimates will allow cities and local health departments to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related variables in their jurisdictions, and assist them in planning public health interventions. See bottom of page for the note for data users. Learn more about the 500 Cities Project.

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View data across the United States for the largest 500 cities

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View data across the United States for the largest 500 cities

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View data across the United States for the largest 500 cities
500 Cities US map Alaska 1 Alaska 2 Hawaii 1 Hawaii 2 Hawaii 3 Hawaii 4 Alaska 3 Maryland Delaware New Jersey West Virginia Ohio Pennsylvania New York Rhode Island Connecticut Massachusetts Vermont New Hampshire Maine Virginia North Carolina South Carolina Georgia Florida Alabama Mississippi Tennessee Kentucky Indiana Illinois Michigan 1 Michigan 2 Wisconsin Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Texas Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota New Mexico Colorado Wyoming Montana Idaho Utah Arizona Nevada California Oregon Washington

View data across the United States for the largest 500 cities

  

View data by measure

Select a measure to view data for the 500 largest cities in the United States and their census tracts. 





   

Measure definitions(https://wwwdev.cdc.gov/500cities/measure-definitions.htm)

Compare Cities Report

Compare up to three cities for all measures. Start by selecting one city. 


   

Download Maps for All Measures by City (PDF)
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Select a state to download map books for available cities. Each map book contains census-tract data for all 28 measures for one city.

 

Download the 500 Cities Data

Go to the 500 Cities Data Portal to download the data, create a custom report, customize visualizations, and more.

500 Cities Data Portal

Notice to 500 Cities Data Users:

For the 2019 data release, 7 of the 27 measures based on BRFSS data could not be updated because the measures are only included in the even-year BRFSS administration. These 7 measures are: all teeth lost, dental visits, mammograms, Pap tests, colorectal cancer screening, core preventive services among older adults, and sleep less than 7 hours. However, earlier estimates based on 2016 BRFSS data for these 7 measures remain available.

Since the Pap tests data were carried over from the 2018 release, the same explanation applies to 2019 data as well. Data for Pap smear use among adult women aged 21-65 years were not available from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for 8 states and were therefore not available for 47 cities and their census tracts in those 8 states for the 500 Cities project. The affected states are Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

In 2019, we were able to publish 500 Cities data as feature services for GIS users at ArcGIS Living Atlas of the Worldexternal icon. The services are:

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500 Cities: Local Data for Better Health

500 Cities Project allows for local targeting of interventions to areas where they are most needed for maximum public health impact.

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