Introduction – About the Formats

There are two file formats for downloading the Vital Signs data- Excel and ArcGIS shapefiles. The most recently available data, 2010-2014, by Vital Signs chapter, is available to download below.

Excel (.xlsx)
Suitable for all data users, these Excel files contain the full name of the indicator, values for Baltimore City and all 55 of the Community Statistical Areas (CSAs), and shortened indicator names. Shortened indicator names are suitable for bringing the data into statistical and database software packages, such as Microsoft Access, SAS, or SPSS.

Shapefile (.shp)
Suitable for all users of GIS, these shapefiles only contain values for the 55 Community Statistical Areas (CSAs) and a shortened indicator name. For Baltimore City data, please see the Excel data downloads. Click here to download an Excel codebook of the shortened indicator names.

Data Downloads

Census Demographics (2010-2014):
Excel
Shapefile

Housing and Community Development (2010-2014):
Excel
Shapefile

Children and Family Health & Well-Being (2010-2014):
Excel
Shapefile

Crime & Safety (2010-2014):
Excel
Shapefile

Workforce and Economic Development (2010-2014):
Excel
Shapefile

Arts and Culture (2010-2014):
Excel
Shapefile

Education and Youth (2010-2014):
Excel
Shapefile

Sustainability (2010-2014):
Excel
Shapefile

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