Pennsylvania Professional Licensee Data County State

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 3 Feb 2020

This dataset contains counts of professional licensees per each licensed occupation and is broken down by County of licensee. *Appearances of non-Pennsylvania counties in the data are due to practitioners that are either licensed to practice in Pennsylvania but live out of state or own a facility in Pennsylvania but live out of state. **Appearances of null values in the data are due to the county field being an optional field for a license application and the county does not auto populate based on the address at this point in time.

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This dataset has the following 11 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Board NameboardnametextName of Professional Licensing Board
Profession NameprofessionnametextName of Licensed Profession
LicenseTypelicensetypetextType of Professional License granted by the Professional Licensing Board
County NameshortcountynametextName of County in which the Licensee is located
County Codecounty_code_text_columntextState County Code
State FIPS Codefips_state_code_text_columntextThese are the first 2 digits of the 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code that designate the State association. Each State has its own 2-digit number and each County within the state has its own 3-digit number which are combined into a 5-digit number to uniquely identify every US county. For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Information gathered from census data - https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html
County FIPS Codefips_county_code_text_columntextThe FIPS county code is a five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code (FIPS 6-4) which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States, certain U.S. possessions, and certain freely associated states. This is the 3-digit part of the 5-digit county FIPS code specifically standing for the county.
Active Licensees Countactive_countnumberNumber of Licensees per County by each License Type
LatitudelatitudetextIf the Latitude point is null, then the county is outside of Pennsylvania or unknown. This is a generic point for latitude in each county to give the ability to create visualizations such as map layers. The latitude for the state of Pennsylvanian will fall to the south east of Pennsylvania actually in Maryland so that the information for a statewide total can also be displayed on a map layer without affecting information in another county.
LongitudelongitudetextIf the Longitude point is null, then the county is outside of Pennsylvania or unknown. This is a generic point for longitude in each county to give the ability to create visualizations such as map layers. The longitude for the state of Pennsylvanian will fall to the south east of Pennsylvania actually in Maryland so that the information for a statewide total can also be displayed on a map layer without affecting information in another county.
Georeferenced Latitude & Longitudegeocoded_columnpointGeoreferenced column for use in creating mapping visualizations with both latitude and longitude of the Incident county