Finding Localized Data!

July 31, 2012
by Allison Burket, Emerson National Hunger Fellow

As volunteers demonstrated over and over again at the International Conference, state and local data are crucial tools for demonstrating to your elected officials the need for and impact of government programs in your state and congressional district.

RESULTS staff compiled available state-by-state data relevant to our main campaigns, which you can find by contacting [email protected] (or click here for the full chart of data and for the sources). But we also heard about some tools from partners and allies that you can use on your own to find the data you need!

Here are some tools and resources for finding the data yourself:


  • National Priorities Project: NPP has a searchable database that contains important state and county-level data, including figures on expenditure levels for federal programs (such as SNAP, Head Start, or WIC).
  • Half in Ten’s interactive map features state-by-state data that include poverty, food insecurity, and unemployment rates and percentage of folks without insurance or access to banks. You can also download state-specific fact sheets.
  • The Assets and Opportunity Scorecard has state-by-state information on asset poverty, levels of “unbanked”, and other figures related to economic-opportunity.

Food Security:Map the Meal Gap” has estimates of food insecurity rates at the county and congressional district level.


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