50+ State & Local Civic Datasets

Civic data is in high demand these days espcially election data and finding that information nationally or locally can be problematic for constiuents looking for public data.In my case, I was looking for city council represntatives for a project, NYC offers a decent varierty datasets and API’s but I wondered what about the rest of the country?

So below you will find a collection of public datasets from the east to the west coasts and as much as I could find in between.

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U.S. City Open Data Census

This site provides an overview of the degree of openness of certain key datasets in cities across the country.

State: National
Datasets: Municipal, Various datasets
Fee: Free
Website: http://us-cities.survey.okfn.org/
Datasets link: http://us-cities.survey.okfn.org/

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