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Open Data by the Numbers

Our Data

4,136,674,015 rows

Every row of data is created as a result of a City operation or service. In some datasets, each row is a film permit, in others, each row is a bike route, a restaurant inspection, or the movement of a snow plow. Open Data also preserves as many historical rows as possible, allowing you to see how New York City has changed over time.

Where New Data is Coming From

94 agencies have published on NYC Open Data

Every City agency, office, and commission is required to have their own Open Data Coordinator who works with our team and makes sure that their agency’s public data is being shared. You see all of the different publishers of Open Data and browse their datasets at https://opendata.cityofnewyork.us/data/#datasetsagency.

Who is Using New York City Data

We have users from all across the globe. This interactive map shows the number of unique users of NYC Open Data around the world. After the United States, the most visitors come from India, the Philippines, Canada, China, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Germany, France, and Australia.

How New York City Data is Being Accessed

4,161,744 views — people accessing a dataset directly on NYC Open Data

Any time you look on Open Data for a dataset’s basic information, to examine its rows and columns, or to analyze it as a map or chart, your action counts as a view. You can see the most viewed datasets in 2022 below or browse the most viewed datasets of all time at find those datasets and more at https://data.cityofnewyork.us/browse?sortBy=most_accessed.


1,621,870 downloads — people exporting data for use outside of NYC Open Data

While NYC Open Data now allows you to filter, aggregate, pivot, or visualize a dataset, many people who are looking to conduct more advanced analyses will export and download a dataset so it can be used in another program. For large datasets, filter them before downloading to only export the portion of the dataset you’re interested in. You can find about the different formats that exported data is available in at https://support.socrata.com/hc/en-us/articles/202949658-Export-formats-for-downloading-data.


892,155,218 API reads — direct links to live datasets

Anyone who wants to see how data changes over time can make a direct connection to the dataset Application Programming Interface (API). While downloading a dataset will provide you with the current data at the time you download it, the API connection allows you to see new data as the dataset gets updated. While an API connection can be created in nearly any program, it’s most often used by people who are building a tool or application based on Open Data. Want to learn more? Each dataset on Open Data has its own easy-to-connect-to API link. Find out who you can make your own connection at https://dev.socrata.com/docs/endpoints.html.


15,073 community-made assets — personalized versions of Open Data made by our users

Want to see film permits for just your neighborhood? Restaurant inspections limited to a specific cuisine? NYC Open Data allows any registered user to create and save a custom filtered version of any dataset. Each saved version counts as a “community-made asset.” Get started by signing up for an account. On average, there are four community-made assets for each official dataset, but as you can see in the table below, there are nearly 6,500 community-made assets for 311!


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