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Resources by Topic: Income

How Internal Wealth Influences Communities' Prospects Post-Covid
Examines county-level asset income of 15 community types in the U.S. as defined by the American Communities Project. Discusses issues such as unemployment, income inequality, child poverty, housing, and residential segregation in relation to COVID-19 impacts. Includes a tool to search asset income by county.
Author(s): Dante Chinni, Ari Pinkus
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Communities Project
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After Two Years of Covid, Economic and Health Woes Persist in Diverse North Carolina Counties
Compares urban Mecklenburg County with rural Anson County and the differing impacts of COVID-19 on the areas. Discusses income, employment, housing, residential segregation, and the availability of hospital beds for COVID-19 treatment in the North Carolina counties.
Author(s): Ari Pinkus, Dante Chinni
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Communities Project
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Health Status of New Mexico 2020
Slide deck providing regional and rural-urban comparisons of income, education level, healthcare coverage, health status, health behaviors, chronic conditions, substance use, mental health, and more based on various New Mexico Department of Health datasets.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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2022 Status of Women and Girls in Minnesota
Report examining economic opportunity, safety, health and wellness, and leadership equality among women and girls in Minnesota based on data from the American Community Survey, Minnesota Student Survey, and other sources. Highlights disparities in safety, access to healthy foods, and healthcare access for rural populations.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Women's Foundation of Minnesota
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What Can You Learn About Counties from the American Community Survey?
Interactive mapping system that highlights and provides access to county-level data on key topics from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, including poverty rates, educational attainment, health insurance coverage, and more.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Demographics of High-income Households In Rural Illinois, 2021
Explores profiles and distribution of income in rural Illinois among households in top income brackets. Provides demographic information on family type/size, age, race, and education. Discusses implications for rural communities.
Author(s): Adee Athiyaman, Chris Merrett
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
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Strengths and Stressors in Region XI Head Start: The Role of Social Support and Economic Condition in the Well-Being of Children and Families from AIAN FACES 2019
Report examining the effects of social support and economic conditions on family well-being for American Indian and Alaska Native communities based on data from the 2019 American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (AIAN FACES). Provides data on cultural activities, food and housing, parental material hardships, supports, and income and discusses family well-being in relation to child physical and behavioral health.
Author(s): Sara Bernstein, Katie Gonzalez, Sharika Rakibullah, Lizabeth Malone, Jeffrey Harrington
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: ACF Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, Mathematica
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The State of Rural Minnesota - 2021 Update
Presents an overview of rural Minnesota. Includes county-level data and statistics on population migration, economic vitality, employment, income, rurality, and more.
Author(s): Kelly Asche, Marnie Werner
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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U.S. Population Subgroups See Changes in Food Insecurity from 2019 to 2020 While Overall Rate Remains the Same
Chart comparing 2019 and 2020 data on the prevalence of food insecurity broken down by household composition, race/ethnicity, household income-to-poverty ratio, metro and nonmetro residence, and geographic region based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, and the Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Health Care in Rural America: Focus on Internet and Telehealth Use
Presents results of a survey of rural adults age 40 and older conducted between November-December 2020, addressing access to specialty health services, infrastructure gaps in rural areas, and utilization of telehealth services. Provides data on internet use relative to overall health, internet access at home and with smartphones, cost issues, and highlights concerns and barriers to telehealth utilization.
Additional links: Annotated Questionnaire
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AARP
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