Data: Portals, Government, State, City, Local, and Public

KDnuggets updated list of government, state, city, local, and public datasets, directories, and portals, both global and for USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, and other regions.

By Gregory Piatetsky, Jul 29, 2013.

I have updated KDnuggets directory of
government, federal, state, city, local and other public datasets and portals - see it also below.

Please email your additions/comments to editor1 or comment below. I especially welcome information on public data in Africa, Middle East, and Latin America.

Portals | Global | USA | Canada | Europe | Asia | Australia, NZ and Pacific

Public data catalogs, portals, and services

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) Public Data Sets, provides a centralized repository of public data sets that can be seamlessly integrated into AWS cloud-based applications.
  •, open government data from US, EU, Canada, CKAN, and more.
  • DataMarket, visualize the world's economy, societies, nature, and industries, with 100 million time series from UN, World Bank, Eurostat and other important data providers.
  • Enigma, "Google for public data", provides easy access to government, NGO, and other public domain datasets.
  • Google Public Data, with dynamic visualization and exploration tools.
  • National Government Statistical Web Sites, data, reports, statistical yearbooks, press releases, and more from about 70 web sites, including countries from Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
  • Open Data Census, assesses the state of open data around the world.
  • Socrata OpenData, provides social data discovery services for opening government, healthcare, energy, education, or environment data.
  • Visualing Data big collection of sites and services for accessing data.

Global, International, UN

  • The World Bank, a comprehensive set of data about development in countries around the globe.
  • UN data, a data access system to UN databases
  • UNICEF statistics, data analysis and other data about UNICEF work.


USA: Federal

  • Berkeley-curated US statistical information, by UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, providing a wealth of demographic and other data on a city, county, state and national level.
  • Bitly data, anonymized clicks on gov links.
  •, central guide for education data resources including high-value data sets, data visualization tools, resources for the classroom, applications created from open data and more.
  • DataFerrett, a data mining tool that accesses and manipulates TheDataWeb, a collection of many on-line US Goverment datasets.
  • EconData, thousands of economic time series, produced by a number of US Government agencies.
  • FEDSTATS, a comprehensive source of US statistics and more.
  • United States Census Bureau.

USA: State, City, and Local



All Europe

  • Europeana Data, contains open metadata on 20 million texts, images, videos and sounds gathered by Europeana - the trusted and comprehensive resource for European cultural heritage content.
  • Eurostat, the leading provider of high quality statistics on Europe.
  • OECD Data Lab, data visualisations and European data downloads.
  •, access to open, freely reusable datasets from local, regional and national public bodies across Europe.






  • Census India, data on population, economic activity, literacy, education, housing, urbanisation, fertility, mortality, and more.

Australia, NZ, and Pacific

  • provides an easy way to find, access and reuse public datasets from the Australian Government.
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics, access to the full range of ABS statistical and reference information.


  • Open Data for Africa, supporting statistical development in Africa as a sound basis for designing and managing effective development policies for reducing poverty on the continent.