Northeast Ohio Data Collaborative


The Northeast Ohio Data Collaborative has as its purpose the development and analysis of demographic, socioeconomic, health, geographic, and other data that help define and promote understanding of the human landscape of Northeast Ohio. In providing, analyzing, and communicating such data, the Collaborative offers decision support for more effective leadership and service in the public, civic, and nonprofit sectors of the Northeast Ohio region that includes 17 counties. In supporting decision makers in these sectors, the Collaborative seeks to be forward looking and at the cutting-edge of analysis and technology.

Collaborative members have extensive expertise using housing, Census, employment, health, and other data, receiving much data straight from the sources before they are available to other users. We analyze data and turn information into knowledge that can be used by groups to support informed decision making.


Geographic Scope

The Northeast Ohio Data Collaborative concentrates on 17 counties: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne.  We have access to demographic and socioeconomic information for other parts of the State of Ohio and nation and can compare local conditions to national data.


The Data Collaborative brings together three leading local institutions: The Center for Community Solutions, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs of Cleveland State University, and the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University. Youngstown State University has joined the Collaborative on projects and we expect to include other institutions in the future.

Work Product

Data Collaborative experts are available for consultation or specialized analyses on a contract basis.

Examples of the work of the Data Collaborative include:
• Collaborating to update the NEO CANDO online data portal with the latest data, revised geographies, and improved functionality. Access the portal and learn more about NEO CANDO 2010+ here.
• Providing detailed data for community needs assessments needed for grant applications.
• Producing detailed maps showing geographic variations in community conditions.
• Preparing specialized reports on specific communities or health and social service issues.
• Advising on the reliability and availability of data sought to inform the development of initiatives.

If you would like more information or to discuss how the Data Collaborative can help you, please contact Emily Campbell,, 216-781-2944 x357.