Free, reputable, and relevant data sources.

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The Data Scan seeks to fulfill a part of the DIP’s vision that Maine organizations are empowered to use data to inform their work. Below you will find a searchable database of resources for data in Maine.

How to use the Data Scan

Data included come from a reputable source, are relevant to the work of organizations in Maine, are accessible, and free. You can search by overarching category (Communities & People, Health, Education, and Economy) or use the keywords below to search. Different filtering options allow you to search by level of data, which will show you the smallest level of data available from that source (e.g., county level), year, or format (e.g., pdf or Excel). You have the option of downloading or printing what you find in the scan (found at the top right of your search).

The Data Scan is a work in progress and does not encompass every data source that may be freely and publicly available online. It was last checked for broken links in February 2020. We welcome feedback, amendments, and additions to this work in order to enhance connections to meaningful data. Please contact Emilie Swenson at if you have additional suggestions or questions.

Data Scan Keywords (to use in the search bar)

This is a master list of all keywords used in the scan. Some keywords cross boundaries and are found in multiple categories. You can find the search bar at the top right of the table.


    • Adolescents
    • Adults
    • Agriculture
    • Children
    • Chronic Diseases
    • Emerging Adults (~18-26)
    • Employment and Labor
  • Environment
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Food Security
  • General Education
  • General Health
  • Geographic (GIS)
  • Health Behaviors
  • Health Equity
  • Homelessness
  • Housing
  • Income and Wages
  • Industry
  • Infectious Diseases
  • K-12
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • New Mainers
  • Older Adults (65+)
  • Population
  • Post secondary
  • Poverty
  • PreK
  • Social Determinants
  • State Economic Data
  • Transportation
  • Tribal
  • Violence and Injuries