About the Counties Futures Lab
The NACo Counties Futures Lab brings together leading national experts to examine and forecast the trends, innovations and promises of county government with an eye toward positioning America's county leaders for success. Focusing primarily on pressing county governance and management issues — and grounded in analytics, data and knowledge sharing — the Lab delivers research studies, reports and other actionable intelligence to a variety of venues in collaboration with corporate, academic and philanthropic thought leaders to promote the county government of the future.
NACo's County Explorer is an interactive map that features the latest data available for 3069 counties across 19 categories, over 70 datasets, more than 850 indicators and 15 types of county and state profiles. Explore, compare and learn about counties in the United States.