Data Resources

Below is a list of key data resources utilized by our Research and Evaluation staff.


Springfield Youth Health Interactive DatabaseAn interactive database of results from the 2015 and 2017 Springfield Youth Health Survey (YHS) completed by 8th graders enrolled in Springfield Public Schools.

Springfield Neighborhood Data AtlasA product of LiveWell Springfield, PVPC produced a data atlas examining the health and well-being of the people in Springfield, MA. Data is examined through long-term trend comparisons to the region and state, as well as through neighborhood comparison maps. 

Springfield GISThe City of Springfield maintains online Geographic Information System (GIS) maps where you can explore a variety of layers, including parcel maps, neighborhood boundaries, zip codes, zoning, historic, wetland, school, parks, and more.  The website also allows you to search for specific addresses, find abutters within a specific radius, print and e-mail maps, and more.

Springfield Crime DataThis website allows the user to explore mapped crime data, which can be filtered by incident type, date range, days of the week, time range, and more.  

Western MA

Pioneer Valley DataA one-stop shop for accessible, customizable information that provides the public, nonprofits, municipalities, and charitable foundations with a user-friendly tool to examine and assess a wide range of regional metrics.

Western Massachusetts COVID-19 Data Dashboard: County- and community-level COVID-19 data


Annual Trial Court Statistics: Massachusetts annual trial court statistics available by division and region

MA Environmental Public Health TrackingThis website provides access to community-level data on a variety of health and environmental data including asthma, childhood lead poisoning, pediatric diabetes, air quality, drinking water quality, vulnerable populations, inspection data, and more. 

MA Healthy Aging CollaborativeThis website provides Massachusetts community profiles comprised of population characteristics and healthy aging indicators, including data on wellness/prevention, nutrition/diet, mental health, chronic disease, disability, access to care, service utilization, civic engagement, and more.

MassCHIP: MassCHIP provides community-level data on health topics including hospitalization, HIV/AIDS, births, chronic disease, health equity, mental health, and more.

MA Department of Public Health's COVID-19 Interactive Dashboard: Cumulative reports on Massachusetts COVID-19 cases, testing, and hospitalizations. Additional reports include nursing facility data, cases by city/town, and vaccination data.

MA Violent Deaths Reporting System (MAVDRS): Detailed information on homicides, suicides, legal intervention deaths, unintentional firearm deaths and deaths of undetermined intent. 

Population Health Information Tool (PHIT)The Population Health Information Tool (PHIT) is a data portal for Massachusetts health data. As a service of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, PHIT aims to provide data for a healthier Massachusetts.

School and District Profiles: School and District profiles from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 

National Databases

500 Cities: Local data for better healthThis website provides city- and census tract-level data for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States, including Springfield, MA.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Access city and county data related to chronic conditions, health behaviors, and health status

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Data: This site gives direct access to public data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The datasets include demographic, spending, use, and quality indicators nationwide, at the state level (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands), county level, and at the hospital referral region (HRR) level. 

Community CommonsThis website allows the user to access data layers from a variety of sources, including the CDC, US Census Bureau, and Environmental Protection Agency, US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and more.  Data can be mapped or reported in tables for selected geographies, including census tracts, zip codes, cities, counties, and states.

County Health Rankings: Based on the model developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, The County Health Rankings measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states.  The Rankings are compiled using county-level measures from a variety of national and state data sources.

EPA EJSCREEN: Environmental Justice  Screening & Mapping ToolThis website combines environmental and demographic indicators in maps and reports.

Feeding America Map the Meal Gap: Since 2011, Feeding America has conducted its annual Map the Meal Gap study to improve understanding of food insecurity and food costs at the local level. The most recent release reflects 2020 estimates of food insecurity for the overall population and children at multiple geographic levels, including counties, food bank service areas, congressional districts and states. For the first time, the study also examines differences in local food insecurity rates by race and ethnicity.  

National Vital Statistics System (NVSS): Provides the most complete data on births and deaths in the United States. Data primarily available at the national and statewide levels. 

National Cancer Institute State Cancer Profiles: Data available about cancer incidence rates (by race, ethnicity, age, sex, and type of cancer) at the statewide level. 

Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker: Track the economic impacts of COVID-19 on people, businesses, and communities across the United States in real time. Data available by nation, state, county, and metro levels. 

U.S. Census Bureau American Fact FinderThis website provides access to data gathered by the US Census Bureau.  Users can explore by geography, topic area, dataset, and more.  There is also a mapping function available.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Access Research Atlas: Presents an overview of food access indicators for low-income and other census tracts using different measures of supermarket accessibility. 

Vera Institute Incarceration Trends: Incarceration data and trends at the city, county, and statewide levels.