PLACES: Local Data for Better Health

PLACES, a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation, allows local health departments and jurisdictions regardless of population size and urban-rural status to better understand the burden and geographic distribution of health-related outcomes in their areas and assist them in planning public health interventions.

PLACES provides model-based population-level analysis and community estimates to all counties, places (incorporated and census designated places), census tracts, and ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) across the United States.

PLACES is an extension of the original 500 Cities Project that provided city and census tract estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive services use for the 500 largest US cities.

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View, Search, and Download Data

download icon Go to the PLACES Data Portal to view, search, filter, and download the data by county, place, census tract, or ZCTA to create a custom report, customize visualizations, and more.

Compare Counties Report

usa map icon Compare up to three counties for all measures. Start by selecting one county.

Access the Interactive Map

Across the United States, from small towns to big cities, explore model-based estimates at all of these levels:

  • County
  • Place
  • Census Tract
  • ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA)
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*The map application is not accessible for all users. Please visit the PLACES Data Portal to view, search, filter, and download data.

**The map application will not display in Internet Explorer.
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Notice to Data Users

file chart line solid icon  Access the 500 Cities Project from 2016 to 2019externexternal icon.