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New Version of MABLE/Geocorr

A new (beta) version of our Geographic Correspondence utility application is now available. It can be accessed at http://mcdc.missouri.edu/websas/geocorr14.html. Click on "Display Related Links" and then follow the link to "What's New in Geocorr14" (http://mcdc.missouri.edu/whatsnew/geocorr14.shtml). The biggest new thing (so far) is a number of vintage 2014 geographic codes (places, towns, school districts, state legislative districts, etc.)

First Set of Vintage 2014 Data from the American Community Survey

These are the single year data for geographic areas with at least 65,000 population. We have processed these data the same as we have been doing for the last ten years or so. We have created two kinds of data sets from these data: very detailed summary (aka base, detailed) tables, and standard profile extracts. The latter we use as input to our two dynmamic web applications: ACS Profile Reports and ACS Trends Reports (both accessible from the Quick Links box on the right of this and many other MCDC web pages.)

We ran the ACS trends report for the state of Missouri and came up with the following items of interest:

Items of Interest From the 2014 ACS Data for Missouri

We used the Missouri Census Data Center's acstrends application at http://census.missouri.edu/acs/trends/. We chose the 2 one-year periods 2009 and 2014, and then chose Missouri as the geography. The URL for this specific report was http://census.missouri.edu/acs/trends/report.php?p=24|8&g=04000US29 .

  1. In the 5-year period, 2009-2014, Missouri's total population grew by about 76,000, or 1.3%, while the population under 18 shrunk by about 38,000 or 2.7%. The children under 5 cohort saw an even more dramatic decline of almost 32,000 or about 8%.

  2. Over the 5-year period the Hispanic population grew by 15.5% while the African American population grew by only 5.8% and the white alone population shrank by about 1% (48,000 persons). On a percentage change basis the largest growth rate was in the Asian alone population with a 22.6% increase.

  3. Median household income in the state went from $45,229 in 2009 to $48,363 in 2014. This appears to be an almost 7% increase. But when you adjust the 2009 figure for inflation (using the CPI-based inflation factor of 1.1) the 2009 figure is $49,752 in 2014 dollars, so there was actually a small decline in this key economic indicator.

  4. Poverty in Missouri increased from 14.6% in 2009 to 15.5% in 2014. This was in spite of a decline in the unemployment rate which went from 9% in 2009 to 6.8% in 2014.

  5. Persons under 65 without insurance coverage declined from 15.1% in 2009 to 13.7% in 2014. However, the uninsured rates for children under 18 actually increased slightly from 6.9% to 7.2% .

  6. Over 83% of all households in Missouri have a computer and 72% had a service provider to access the Internet. We do not have a 5-year trend yet for this item since the questions regarding these topics were not part of the survey in 2009.

  7. In 2009 just over 27% of persons living in households (i.e. excluding the 3% or so who live in group quarters) were in rental units. In 2014 that number has increased to 30%.

  8. Adjusting for inflation the average value of a owner-occupied housing unit in Missouri went from $190,000 to $170,444 - a drop of more than 10%. This downward trend is a nationwide phenomenon, but the national decline in housing prices was only 5%.

The next set of vintage 2014 ACS data is the 5-year period estimates due to be released in December. Starting with this year we shall not be getting any 3-year period estimates. See the Whatsnew article posted on 9-17 for more details regarding these data.

2013-2014 IRS Migration Data Now Available

This is the fourth (and presumably final) release of new IRS migration data this year. We have processed these data the same as we have all the others. The irsmig profile reports have been modified to handle the new year of data and to make that year the default when accessing the report from applinks. For more details see the Whatsnew article regarding these data.