MCDC News and Updates

Data Updates (September 2021)

Just a couple of late updates this time. They’re late because the raw data was released later than usual due to COVID and the decennial census.

  • NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) “bridged race” estimates for 2020, including state- and county-level numbers with detail by single years of age, race, sex, and Hispanic origin. These datasets are located in the nchsbri directory of our data archive. Note that we are starting a new decade here, so the new files will contain only the vintage 2020 estimates. Next year’s updates will include 2020 and 2021, and so on for the rest of this decade.
  • New 2020 data for the State/county annual population change, Population trends with demographics, and Population estimates by age applications.

As always, please contact the MCDC website manager with any questions or comments.

PL94-171 Redistricting Data is In

The PL94-171 (redistricting) data from the 2020 decennial census is now available in the MCDC data collection.

This is the first major data release of the 2020 Census, comprising race / ethnicity / voting age demographics, along with housing tenure, for all U.S. geographic areas down to the census block level.

MCDC’s new collection (/data/pl942020) includes data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The collection contains two datasets per state, one each with totals ([SS]sums) and detail ([SS]detail). The sums datasets will be most useful for our regular users.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau,

Public Law (P.L.) 94-171, enacted by Congress in December 1975, requires the Census Bureau to provide states the opportunity to identify the small area geography for which they need data in order to conduct legislative redistricting. The law also requires the U.S. Census Bureau to furnish tabulations of population to each state, including for those small areas the states have identified, within one year of Census day.

Over the coming days and weeks, we will add more datasets to this collection, including U.S. level and some trends.

For questions or technical assistance, please contact Glenn Rice at MCDC.

Data Updates (June 2021)

The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program data is now located in its own directory (sahie) in our data archive.

We’ve updated our SAS datasets pertaining to population estimates.

  • Population and components of change estimates: 2020 data added for Missouri and USA. These datasets are located in the popests directory of our data archive. The uscom20 dataset includes estimates of the total population of counties, states, and the US for July 1 of each year from 2010 to 2020, along with annual birth, death, international and domestic migration estimates (the components of change). The ushuest2020 dataset includes estimates of total housing units by county for each year from 2010 through 2020. The ussc20 dataset includes estimates of the total population of places (cities) and other subcounty geographic areas for each year starting with 2010 and ending with 2020. All of these datasets have corresponding Missouri-only versions, e.g. mohuest2020 for MO housing unit estimates.
  • Curmoests (current MO estimates): This Excel spreadsheet includes the latest available (July 1, 2020) population estimates for Missouri counties and places (incorporated cities).

Coming next month:

As always, please contact the MCDC website manager with any questions or comments.

Missouri County Pages Are Back

After a very long hiatus, the application formerly known as “Missouri County Pages” is back in operation. We’re now calling it “Missouri [County] Fact Sheets”, and a few of the old data variables have been replaced. Otherwise, the application has similar appearance and functionality to the old version.

The Missouri Fact Sheets application generates a report for any county in Missouri, including population trends, age and race, income, employment, agriculture, households and housing, poverty, education, and children and families.

See it in action here: http://mcdc.missouri.edu/applications/MO-county-factsheets/.

Data Updates (Summer 2020)

This month sees the updates of many of our population-related applications and datasets.

  • New data for 2019 added to State/county annual population change, Population trends with demographics, and Population estimates by age applications.
  • NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) “bridged race” estimates added for 2019, including state- and county-level numbers with detail by single years of age, race, sex, and hispanic origin. These datasets are located in the nchsbri directory of our data archive.
  • Population and components of change estimates: 2019 data added for Missouri and USA. These datasets are located in the popests directory of our data archive. The uscom19 dataset includes estimates of the total population of counties, states, and the US for July 1 of each year from 2010 to 2019, along with annual birth, death, international and domestic migration estimates (the components of change). The ushuest2019 dataset includes estimates of total housing units by county for each year from 2010 through 2019. The ussc19 dataset includes estimates of the total population of places (cities) and other subcounty geographic areas for each year starting with 2010 and ending with 2019. All of these datasets have corresponding Missouri-only versions, e.g. mohuest2019 for MO housing unit estimates.
  • Curmoests (current MO estimates): This Excel spreadsheet includes the latest available (July 1, 2019) population estimates for Missouri counties and places (incorporated cities).

As always, please contact the MCDC website manager with any questions or comments.

Data Updates (June 2019)

This month sees the updates of many of our population-related applications and datasets.

  • New data for 2018 added to State/county annual population change, Population trends with demographics, and Population estimates by age applications.
  • NCHS (National Center for Health Statistics) “bridged race” estimates added for 2018, including state- and county-level numbers with detail by single years of age, race, sex, and hispanic origin. These datasets are located in the nchsbri directory of our data archive.
  • Population and components of change estimates: 2018 data added for Missouri and USA. These datasets are located in the popests directory of our data archive. The uscom18 dataset includes estimates of the total population of counties, states, and the US for July 1 of each year from 2010 to 2018, along with annual birth, death, international and domestic migration estimates (the components of change). The ushuest2018 dataset includes estimates of total housing units by county for each year from 2010 through 2018. The ussc18 dataset includes estimates of the total population of places (cities) and other subcounty geographic areas for each year starting with 2010 and ending with 2018. All of these datasets have corresponding Missouri-only versions, e.g. mohuest2018 for MO housing unit estimates.
  • Curmoests (current MO estimates): This Excel spreadsheet includes the latest available (2018) population estimates for Missouri counties and places (incorporated cities).

As always, please contact the MCDC website manager with any questions or comments.

New data application shows population by age and demographics

A new MCDC data application, Population Estimates by Age and Demographics, provides population data at the state and county level for multiple age cohorts, data years, and demographic groups. These data are based on US Census populations with special “bridged race” categories created by the Census Bureau for the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

The new application allows users to select one or more states (including counties, for single-state selections), data years (1990–2015), demographic groups, and age cohorts. There are two predefined age cohort sets, and users may also define up to 20 custom age cohorts, including both single year of age and multi-year age ranges. Age ranges may overlap.

This application complements our other population estimates apps, in particular the Population Trends app, which uses the same NCHS source data to compare population estimates between two data years. However, the Population Trends application is simpler, using only predefined age cohorts and a more limited set of data years and demographic groups. This new application offers more options and an Excel data export feature.

We hope you find this a useful tool. Please contact us with any problems, bugs, or suggestions.

New Missouri Population Estimates Available

We have updated our latest (2013 vintage) Missouri county and subcounty population estimates. The Excel file contains four worksheets with different levels of geography — counties, cities (all, alphabetical), cities sorted by county, and all levels including subcounty units and partials. Get the file here or visit the Population Estimates page.