Introducing New Rural Housing Data from USDA

For the first time, USDA’s Rural Housing Service is publicly releasing data across every program area in which the agency provides loans, guarantees, and grants—multifamily housing, single-family housing, and community facilities. This set of data will bring stakeholders and the public unprecedented insights into rural housing program delivery, impacts, challenges, and opportunities across the country. It will be updated regularly, so check back frequently for the latest release.

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Mapping applications like PolicyMap are incorporating USDA’s rural housing data and overlaying them with other indicators.
Mapping applications like PolicyMap are incorporating USDA’s rural housing data and overlaying them with other indicators.

ERS Food Access Research Atlas API

Food access indicators for census tracts using 12-mile and 1-mile demarcations to the nearest supermarket for urban areas, 10-mile and 20-mile demarcations to the nearest supermarket for rural areas, and vehicle availability for all tracts are estimated and mapped.

National Agriculture Statistics Service QuickStats

Official aggregate estimates related to U.S. agricultural production. National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) develops these estimates from data collected through hundreds of sample surveys conducted each year covering virtually every aspect of U.S. agriculture and the Census of Agriculture conducted every five years providing state- and county-level aggregates. QuickStats is available as an online database, or you can use the newly released API to access the data programmatically.

Food and Nutrition Service

SNAP Retailer Locator API provides location, details and directions for retailers that welcome SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) customers.

Agricultural Productivity in the United States

Increased productivity is the main contributor to growth in U.S. agriculture. This data set provides estimates of productivity growth in the U.S. farm sector over the period 1948-2008, and estimates of the growth and relative levels of productivity across the individual States for the 1960-2004 period.