Our Data

We're pretty meta about data.


5+ billion

Community data points collected, prepared and always ready to use.



Trusted sources gathered in one place for intersectional analyses.



Levels of geographic granularity calculated down to the Block Group.

Making data useful is a full-time job.

That's why there's mySidewalk.

We know data should help us make decisions, but it's a full-time job to prepare data to be useful. That's why we built the most robust community data library on the planet – so you can focus on making data-driven change.

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Expertise encoded into every piece of data.

That's right. All of our data and tools are powered by best practices in data and the industries we serve.

There's a better way to work with data.

Whether you need an easier way to access and explore community data, build engaging visualizations like maps, or share compelling data stories, mySidewalk makes it easy to get the job done.


Frequently Asked Questions

What data sources are in mySidewalk's library?

mySidewalk collects, cleans, transforms, calculates, and updates data from thousands of raw data tables from more than 50 of the most trusted sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, USDA, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and many more, to create a unified data system and power user-friendly tools.

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Isn't this data publicly available?

You can, where publicly available, download source data. However, the data in mySidewalk is proprietary and not available anywhere else. mySidewalk collects, cleans, transforms, calculates, and updates data from thousands of raw data tables to create a unified data system called WhereHouse. WhereHouse is a unified and structured database that can be queried using space, time, metadata, and measurement values within. To unify the many sources in WhereHouse, the source data is researched, enriched, and improved according to our metadata model.

As a result, WhereHouse contains more geographies, sources, and years of coverage in a single database than any other single source.

Learn more about WhereHouse →
How frequently does mySidewalk data update?

Data updates or is added to mySidewalk on a near-weekly basis. Each individual data source updates on an annual, biannual, rolling, and even monthly update intervals, which works out to new data in mySidewalk on a near-weekly basis.

Updates are dependent upon the data being available from the provider. Delays by the provider are often not posted or communicated and some providers don't announce when new data is available. mySidewalk works to turn around new data quickly once it is made available, typically within 4 business weeks.

Follow along mySidewalk's data release notes. →
Can I upload my own data?

Yes! Our platform is designed for you to be able to upload your own primary, local survey, and qualitative data. 

As long as you upload data in the correct formats, you will be able to explore and create unique visualizations alongside data in mySidewalk. If you ever need help or have a large quantity of data to upload, our team is always here to help.

Am I able to export data from mySidewalk?

Certainly. Download data as GeoJSON, Simple CSV, or Tidy Data CSV, our purchase enterprise integration. You can also download visualizations, Reports, and Dashboards as JPEG, PNG or PDF files, as well as embed them into websites, emails, and more!

What do you mean by metadata?

Metadata is the key to easy, intuitive search in mySidewalk. Our team encodes data attribution for every indicator to know where it’s from, how it’s calculated, and what it means so you can find – and request – the exact data you need.

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