Stroke Maps and Data Sources

Health professionals can find maps and information on stroke both in the United States and around the world.

Stroke Death Rates for 2018 through 2020 for Adults Aged 35 Years and Older by County. The map shows that concentrations of counties with the highest stroke death rates - meaning the top quintile - are located primarily in Guam, the Northern Mariana Island, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan., and. Pockets of high-rate counties also were found in Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, California, Oregon, South Dakota, and North Dakota.

Search national maps about stroke for all adults and by racial and ethnic group.

Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke
Users can view county-level maps of heart disease and stroke by racial/ethnic group, along with maps of social environmental conditions and health services, for the entire United States or for a chosen state or territory.

National Maps About Stroke
National maps showing deaths and hospitalizations related to stroke are available by race and ethnic group. Each map contains a link to view a larger version in PDF format.

Stroke Death Rates—Ages 35+ Years, by County

Stroke Death Rates—Ages 65+ Years, by County

Stroke Hospitalization Rates—Ages 65+ Years, by County

Data Trends and Maps
This online tool allows users to search for and view health indicators related to heart disease and stroke. Users can search for a specific location, data source, or health indicator. This information can help users plan, carry out, and test prevention measures and policies.

Local Trends in Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality Dashboard
Explore maps and graphs showing where heart disease and stroke death rates are increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable. This dashboard provides access to county (or county equivalent) estimates of cardiovascular death rates from 1999 to 2019 and trends 1999 to 2019 and 2010 to 2019 by age group, sex, and race/ethnicity.

Chronic Disease GIS Exchange
CDC’s Chronic Disease GIS Exchange has a community forum for policymakers, program managers, public health analysts, and map makers to share and explore maps that are effective in finding geographic information system (GIS) training and accessing a wide range of GIS resources.

Social Determinants of Health Maps
Social determinants of health are factors in the social environment that lead to or take away from the health of people and communities. The maps featured on this webpage provide information that can be used with other data sources to match heart disease and stroke prevention programs and policies to the needs of local populations.

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
CDC’s state-based Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System includes estimates of the number of self-reported risk factors for stroke by state.

CDC Wonder
This website provides a single point of access to a wide variety of CDC’s public health reports and data systems, categorized by topic.

Epi Info™
Epi Info™ is software that helps public health professionals develop a questionnaire or form, customize the data entry process, and enter and analyze data.

500 Cities: Local Data for Better Health
The 500 Cities Project provides 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 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.