Explore Data Tools
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is committed to increasing access to data to help grantees, the media, and the public understand the nature of civil legal needs and the services available to address individual and families in need. Choose a type of resource from the tabs below:
Tools and Visualizations for Accessing Data
The tools below are designed to provide easy access to data about the nature of civil legal needs and the services available to address them. This includes dashboards, a tool to quickly access key Census demographic data, and a gallery of thumbnails that link to LSC and non-LSC tools on topics relevant to civil legal aid providers. We welcome comments or suggestions for improving these resources (DataTeam@lsc.gov).
Quick Census Demographics
Other Tools and Visualizations
Indicators of Legal Need
Disaster Risk Lookup Map
Use this map to look up a county's level of risk for flooding, tornados, hurricanes, and other types of disasters.
NACo County-Level Data Explorer
Map and compare dozens of county level indicators with this National Association of Counties tool.
Map, download, and compare data on evictions and related Census data for various levels of geography.
Debt in America Interactive Map
Map and download data on student loan, auto loan, and medical debts for counties and states.
Visualize Small Area Income Poverty Estimates
The Census Bureau's SAIPE program provides single-year poverty and income estimates by state and county, including of school age children by school district.
Fair Housing Mapping Tool
Map and download data by jurisdiction or region on topics related to furthering fair housing, such as housing problems, housing affordability, and disability and other demographics.
Census Data by Disaster Area
Use this Census tool to look explore and visualize demographic, economic, and housing data for declared disaster areas.
Drug Overdose Deaths
Map and download data on the number and change in drug overdose deaths by state.
The Justice Index
From the National Center for Access to Justice, these dashboards include indicators and rankings on topics such as language and disability accessibility and access to attorneys or self-representation.
SRLN Map Gallery
The Self-Represented Litigation Network's gallery of interactive maps is intended to support access to civil justice, such as highlighting the role of legal aid in disaster response efforts.