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Series of Charts and Maps Depict SAIPE Poverty Data by County

Posted 1-17-2015

We have created a series of modules based on the county level poverty data for 2013 from the latest SAIPE (Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates) data from the Census Bureau. They can be accessed at mcdc.missouri.edu/data/saipe/pov2013charts . We plan to create a custom index page for this directory but in the mean time users should be able to recognize the subdirectory for the state of interest (postal abbreviation as the last 2 characters of the subdirectory name). Each module consists of a short report showing the 12 (or more in a few cases like Georgia and Texas) counties with highest poverty rates, followed by a bar chart of those counties and a chorpleth map. The final graph is a map of all counties in the state showing the poverty rate. These maps will display the county name and poverty rate if you move the mouse over a county. It also supports a drill-down feature so that clicking with a county on the map takes you to a new page: our Applinks page for that county.

New Equivalency Files Relate 2000 and 2010 PUMAs

Posted 1-19-2015

We have created a csv file and SAS data set version of a new equivalency file showing the relationship between the old (2000) and new (2010/2012) PUMAs. We added a paragraph to our All About PUMAS 2010 Edition web page that has descriptions and links to these files.

New Sample Map Displays 2013 Median HH Income for US PUMAs

Posted 1-22-2015

We have created the infrastructure to allow us to do PUMA maps (using the latest 2010 PUMA areas) for any individual state or the nation. To demonstrate the funcationality we have created a demo map that can be accessed at //mcdc.missouri.edu/sasmaps/testmaps/uspumas10/uspumas10.html. This map serves a dual purpose: it shows the spatial pattern of income in the nation, and it provides easy access to the PUMA base maps provided by Proximity 1. To access the latter you just need to click within any state on the map.

BEA Local Area Personal Income accounts Data Updated

Posted 2-04-2015

We have downloaded the latest available Local Area Personal Income accounts from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Once known as the REIS (Regional Economic Information System) data (but we no longer see this term on their web site) we store these county level economic accounts data in our beareis data directory. There are 11 data sets per state (and 11 more for the US) each containing time series data for a specific topic (income, employment, wages, etc.). The state level data sets have state and county level summaries. The us data sets have nation, state and BEA region data. We plan do do a series of maps and charts based on these data. Watch the MCDC home page for this.

Data Added to kidscnt For 2014 Data Cycle

Posted 2-11-2015

We have done our annual update to the kidscnt compendia filetype. This involves a series of state and county level key indicators related to the well being of children in Missouri. The Kids Count program is sponsored by the Annie E. Casey foundation, and is a national program. But the data collected and reported on for Missouri\ (most of it originating from state agencies, supplented with data taken from federal agencies such as the Census Bureua and BEA) are unique to the state. The key data sets created are the trans2014 and mocomaster2014 data sets. The former contains all of the new cycles of data; it was used as a transaction data set to update the data stored in last year's mocomaster2013 to create the new mocomaster2014 data set. There will be a web site and a publication created by early next year making use of these data.

Presentation Re MABLE/Geocorr at Missouri GIS Conference

Posted 2-26-2015

John Blodgett did a 30-minute presentation regarding the MCDC's MABLE/Geocorr web application . The powerpoint presentation has been added (module mable_geocorr12_2015.ppt) to our tutorials library.

Population Estimates Directory Updates

Posted 3-12-2015

One of the most important data directories within the MCDC public archive is the one where we keep the latest population estimates. About 99% of the data sets in the directory are from the Census Bureau and the great majority are time series sets, where we get a new set of estimates each year. At the end of this month we expect to start receiving the 2014 vintage round of updates. These will be added to the same directory that alreaday includes the comparable data released for many previous years. The problem with this situation is that you wind up with a very large collection of data sets, many of which are of little interest because they have been superceded. For example, the data set containing the 2013 vintage estimates for Missouri counties is call mocom13. It contains estimates not only for 2013, but for all the years beginning with 2010 thru 2013. The data set mocom12 contains comparable data for 2010 thru 2012. While it is true that sometimes these estimates get tweaked over time so that the 2012 estimates released in 2013 may not be identical to the ones released in 2014 (for example), it is generally excepted that once you have the 2013 vintage data you really no longer need the 2012 data.

What we have done is taken all (or most, at least) of the redundant earlier-year estimates data and moved them to an archives subdirectory. This makes them invisible to users and greatly reduces the clutter. So now you will still see the uscom13, ussc13, usstatescasrh13 and ushuest2013 data sets. But unless you explore the archives subdirectory you'll not longer be distracted by the appearance of the uscom12, ussc12, etc. data sets. Less is more.

Once we have processed all the 2014 vintage estimates (usually by the end of July) we plan to archive all the 2013 vintage data sets. Explore the new data directory at http://mcdc.missouri.edu/cgi-bin/uexplore?/pub/data/popests. The Datasets.html page has been updated to reflect the changes.

Readme File for Population Estimates Directory

Posted 3-16-2015

We have created a fairly detailed Readme file within our popests data directory. This is in preparation for the imminent release of the 2014 vintage estimates beginning on March 26.

New 2014 County and CBSA Population Estimates

Posted 3-26-2015

The Census Bureau released the first set of official vintage 2014 post-censal population estimates today. These are estimates at the state, county, and CBSA (Core Based Statistical Area - metropolitan & micropolitan statistical areas) levels, and show components of change for each year since 2010. The MCDC has a standard way of processing these for each annual cycle. We convert the data and store them in our public data archive. The are five new "com14" data sets (listed on the first five lines of the Datasets.html directory page in the popests data directory. The are two data sets with data for the entire country - uscom14 and uscomcbsas14 mocom14; and three more with data just for Missouri: mocom14, mocom14t (transposed version of mocom14) and mocomregns14 (aggregated to county-based regions such as Regional Planning Commisions).

We also generate a series of standard reports based on these data. To see these go to our Population Estimates page (which has been updated for the new cycle year) and use the link to the Population Estimates Reports page. You should see three lines of the matrix where the Report Data Set column has a value ending in "14". For example, the uscomcbsas14 data set is used to generate a pdf-format report showing the trends for all the CBSA's in the nation.

Something new this cycle is a set of 4-part reports, one per state, consisting of a report, a bar chart, and two choropleth maps depicting key trends in the data. The report for Missouri can be accessed at mcdc.missouri.edu/data/popests/pop2014charts/pop2014mo/charts.html. To view a comparable report for any other state just change the state postal abbreviation in the directory. For example, the report for California can be found at mcdc.missouri.edu/data/popests/pop2014charts/pop2014ca/charts.html . The last page of these reports contain a state-wide county map depicting the percent change in population over the latest year. The map doubles as a menu page to access our poptrends1 (updated to display data through 2014 now) web application. Click within Boone County on the Missouri map and get a report and bar charts depicting the annual change in population for the county going back to 2000. (The charts are in a retro printer format, but we provide links to alternate versions with more modern graphics for those needing something for a presentation.)

If you don't like the idea of having to change a URL manually to see the charts page for a state, we have also created a "menu map". See this at http://mcdc.missouri.edu/sasmaps/menumaps/pctch1yr2014/uscountiespctch1yr2014.html. It is a choropleth map depicting percent change in population at the county level for the nation. If you place your mouse over a county it will display its name and the change/% change in population over the past year. If you click within that county (or any county within that state) it will take you to the charts page for that state.

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