Atlas of US Mortality: Released to the public on April 14, 1997, this atlas is the first to show all leading causes of death by race and sex for small U.S. geographic areas referred to as Health Service Areas (HSAs). The 18 causes of death included in this atlas account for 83 percent of all deaths in the United States during 1988-92. Produced by the National Center for Health Statistics.


Deaths-Leading Causes from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Human Mortality Database: Created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, and policy analysts. Detailed data from 28 countries. Data is free to use, but requires registration.

Mortality Data from the National Vital Statistics System: Large data warehouse of mortality statistics, including life expectancy, death certificates and the Atlas of United States Mortality

Rates of Cremation & Burial from the National Funeral Directors Association.

Social Security Death Index: The SSDI contains more than 80 million records of death benefits beneficiaries. Information in each record includes the following information: first and last name and middle initial of the deceased; dates of birth and death; Social Security number and last residence of the deceased