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About NYC Health Data

The Health Department provides interactive visualization tools, downloadable datasets and rigorous research on New Yorkers’ health. You can use these resources to support your own research, and to discover and share data-driven stories about your community’s health.

These data resources can be especially helpful for researchers, public health professionals, community-based organizations and members of the media.

COVID-19 Data

For data about COVID-19 in NYC, visit:

Interactive Tools

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Community Health Profiles
Learn about the social, economic and health conditions and outcomes of New Yorkers, neighborhood-by-neighborhood.

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Environment and Health Data Portal
Explore over 200 NYC environmental health indicators in charts, maps and scatter plots. You can also find focused data stories and neighborhood reports.

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Analyze and visualize NYC health data from surveys, disease reports and vital records by sex, race/ethnicity, age and other stratifications.

Popular Topics

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Birth Trends
New York City’s birth rate was 11.7 births per 1,000 population in 2021, an increase of 2.6% since 2020. Discover how birth rates and outcomes have changed and how they vary based on maternal age, birthplace, race and ethnicity, education and other factors.

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Youth Risk Behaviors
Just one in five NYC adolescents got sufficient sleep in 2019. Explore other trends across youth behaviors, including violence, physical activity, substance and tobacco use, sexually transmitted infections, mental health and nutrition.

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Childhood Lead Exposure
All children found to be at risk for lead poisoning must be tested annually up to age 6. Explore lead exposure data, including the number of children younger than 6 who have elevated blood lead levels.

Recent Research and Reports

Food Security among New York City Adults Living in Poverty (PDF)
Approximately 1.9 million adult New Yorkers live in households with income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level, a population that is disproportionately represented by people of color. Access to nutritious food is especially limited in these communities due to poverty, limited economic opportunities, and neighborhood divestment, all of which stem from centuries of structural racism.

2024 NYC Heat-Related Mortality Report
Each summer, on average, an estimated 350 New Yorkers die prematurely because of hot weather in NYC. NYC summers are getting hotter because of climate change. Emergency response to extreme heat must be coupled with equitable investments in structural interventions and heat mitigation measures that reduce risk throughout the season.

The State of Mental Health of New Yorkers (PDF)
Mental health is one of the most pressing public health challenges of our time. The grief and trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of long-standing social and economic inequities, and an increasingly digitized and divided world where loneliness and isolation are on the rise, have created an urgency to address mental health for all New Yorkers.