The following data is used in tutorials.

Country Level Data

Selected Country-Level Data

Country political boundries with names suitable for joining with World Bank and UN data. Selected data including population, GDP, Gini Index, HDI and Gross National Happiness.

US National Data


This is a point dataset representing all operable petroleum refineries located in the US from the Energy Information Administration.

Power Plants

Operable electric generating plants in the United States by energy source from the Energy Information Administration. This includes all plants that are operating, on standby, or short- or long-term outof service with a combined nameplate capacity of 1 MW or more.

Nuclear Plants

A list of current and former nuclear power reactors from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Wikipedia.

Interstate Highway Traffic

Estimated mean annual average daily traffic for 2011 from the FHWA

US State-Level Data

2013-2017 American Community Survey Data

Selected demographic, housing, and economic data from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-year estimates:

2012 and 2016 Presidential Election Results

State-level electoral results and analysis from the 2012 and 2016 US presidential elections.

2015-2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse and mental disorders in the U.S. civilian, non-institutionalized population, age 12 and older. The survey generates estimates at the National, state, and substate levels.

2017 CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Data

The BRFSS is a continuous, state-based surveillance system that collects information about modifiable risk factors for chronic diseases and other leading causes of death.

2017 Sexually-Transmitted Disease Surveillance

CDC data on chlamdia, gonorrhea, and syphilis rates by state:

2011-2015 CDC State Cancer Profiles

State Cancer Profiles, Incidence Rate Report for United States by State, 2011-2015 from the Centers for Disease Control:

2016 CDC Chronic Disease Indicators

State-level prevalence and mortality rates for nine leading chronic diseases from the CDC:

2016 Mortality: National Vital Statistics Report

State-level counts and rates for seven groups of major causes of death:

US County-Level Data

Selected County-Level Data

USCB cartographic boundaries with selected demographic data, and 2012 and 2016 election results.

Cancer Incidence

State Cancer Profiles, Incidence Rate Report for United States by County, 2010-2014 from the Centers for Disease Control.

2016 County Business Patterns

Number of establishments, employees, and annual payroll by sector by county from the USCB's 2016 County Business Patterns survey.