New Maps and data now available for water violations.

This indicator displays the total number of drinking water violations recorded in a two year period. Health-based violations include incidents where either the amount of contaminant exceeded the maximum contaminant level (MCL) safety standard, or where water was not treated properly.

New Maps and data now available for Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators Score

New data available for RSEI Scores by state and county for the year 2019. A RSEI Score is a unitless value that accounts for the size of the chemical release, the fate and transport of the chemical through the environment, the size and location of the exposed population, and the chemical’s toxicity. RSEI scores are designed to be compared to each other. A RSEI Score 10 times higher than another RSEI Score suggests that the potential for risk is 10 times higher.

Influenza & Pneumonia Mortality and Firearm Mortality, 2015-2019

New maps and data now are available for these two indicatora from the CDC National Vital Statistics System 2015-2019. Death counts were downloaded from the CDC WONDER query system. Total rates and race/ethnicity or gender statistics are reported for US counties and states with 10 or more deaths over the report period. Affected indicators:

Health Outcomes

  • Mortality – Influenza & Pneumonia
  • Mortality – Firearm

New maps and data now available for mortality indicators from the CDC WONDER Underlying Cause of Death Database.

New 5-year mortality rates for 2015-2019 are now available (replacing data for 2014-2018). Affected indicators:

Health Outcomes

  • Deaths of Despair (Suicide + Drug/Alcohol Poisoning)
  • Mortality – Cancer
  • Mortality – Heart Disease
  • Mortality – Homicide
  • Mortality – Coronary Heart Disease
  • Mortality – Poisoning
  • Mortality – Lung Disease
  • Mortality – Motor Vehicle Crash
  • Mortality – Opioid Overdose
  • Mortality – Stroke
  • Mortality – Suicide
  • Mortality – Unintentional Injury (Accident)

New SparkMap Pro and Premium Report Indicators

New indicators added to the SparkMap Pro and Premium Subscription Reports!

New Pro and Premium Indicators:

  • Physical Environment
    • Built Environment – Households with No Computer
    • Built Environment – Households with No or Slow Internet

New Premium Indicators:

  • Physical Environment
    • Air & Water Quality – Drinking Water Violations
    • Air & Water Quality – Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) Score
  • Other Social & Economic Factors
    • Economic Security – Student Loan Debt
  • Health Outcomes
    • Mortality – Influenza & Pneumonia
    • Mortality – Firearm

EPA RSEI Score, 2019

This layer displays RSEI score by county. A RSEI Score is a unitless value that accounts for the size of the chemical release, the fate and transport of the chemical through the environment, the size and location of the exposed population, and the chemical’s toxicity. RSEI scores are designed to be compared to each other. A RSEI Score 10 times higher than another RSEI Score suggests that the potential for risk is 10 times higher. Relatively small releases may lead to high RSEI Scores if the toxicity weight is particularly high or if the estimated exposed population is large. Conversely, large releases may lead to low RSEI Scores if the toxicity weight is low or if the estimated exposed population is small. A low RSEI Score indicates low potential concern from reported TRI releases, but other kinds of environmental risk may also be present, including pollution from mobile sources like cars and trucks, hazardous waste, and unreported releases from facilities.

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Unemployment Rate

Using the most current U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics release, unemployment rate data and maps have been updated to November 2020.

Unemployment Rate

Using the most current U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics release, unemployment rate data and maps have been updated to December 2020.

Unemployment Rate

Using the most current U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics release, unemployment rate data and maps have been updated to January 2021.