Water Use in the United States



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Estimated Use of Water in the United States
County-Level Data for 2005

The current best estimates of county, State, and national water-use data may be downloaded from the National Water Information System Web (NWISWeb) interface, Water Data for the Nation, by selecting the Water Use button or data category pull-down. Data on NWISWeb may have been revised from previous publications such as Circular 1344.

These data files present water-use estimates by county for the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands which support the State-level water-use estimates published in USGS Circular 1344, Estimated Use of Water in the United States in 2005. Publication data files for other 5-year reports are also available.

The summary of category changes and the water-use terminology page may also be helpful.

Comprehensiveness of data collection for 2005

Levels of data aggregation and release outlet

Data Files

Individual State data files are provided in Microsoft Excel 2003 format (.xls). (The use of trade names is for identification purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey.) Microsoft has a free viewer program for Microsoft Excel files for those who do not own a copy of Microsoft Excel. The file of all county-level data for the United States is provided in MS Excel format and as a tab-delimited ASCII file.

Data dictionary information is provided in Excel comment fields attached to each column heading and to cells containing FIPS codes. A separate data dictionary also is available.

State
County data file (MS Excel)
State
County data file (MS Excel)
Alabama
1.1 MB
Nebraska
1.2 MB
Alaska
1.0 MB
Nevada
1.0 MB
Arizona
1.0 MB
New Hampshire
1.0 MB
Arkansas
1.1 MB
New Jersey
1.0 MB
California
1.2 MB
New Mexico
1.1 MB
Colorado
1.2 MB
New York
1.1 MB
Connecticut
1.1 MB
North Carolina
1.3 MB
Delaware
1.0 MB
North Dakota
1.2 MB
District of Columbia
1.0 MB
Ohio
1.5 MB
Florida
1.2 MB
Oklahoma
1.5 MB
Georgia
1.4 MB
Oregon
1.3 MB
Hawaii
1.1 MB
Pennsylvania
1.4 MB
Idaho
1.2 MB
Rhode Island
1.2 MB
Illinois
1.3 MB
South Carolina
1.4 MB
Indiana
1.2 MB
South Dakota
1.4 MB
Iowa
1.2 MB
Tennessee
1.5 MB
Kansas
1.2 MB
Texas
1.9 MB
Kentucky
1.3 MB
Utah
1.3 MB
Louisiana
1.2 MB
Vermont
1.2 MB
Maine
1.1 MB
Virginia
1.6 MB
Maryland
1.1 MB
Washington
1.3 MB
Massachusetts
1.1 MB
West Virginia
1.3 MB
Michigan
1.2 MB
Wisconsin
1.4 MB
Minnesota
1.2 MB
Wyoming
1.2 MB
Mississippi
1.2 MB
Puerto Rico
1.4 MB
Missouri 1.2 MB
U.S. Virgin Islands
1.2 MB
Montana 1.1 MB    
United States, county level Excel format (6.3 MB) | Tab-delimited ASCII format (1.6 MB)
United States, State level Formatted tables, Excel .xlsx format

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