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Resources by Topic: Income

Median Household Income: 2015-2019
Interactive map showing county-level median household income, based on the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Hover over a county to get data for 2005-2009, 2010-2014, and 2015-2019. Select a state to get county-level income data by race and ethnicity.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2019
Highlights from the 2019 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), which provides single-year median household income and poverty statistics. Includes county-level maps showing income and poverty rates in 2019 and changes from 2007 to 2019.
Author(s): Staci Bell, Sara Robinson
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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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 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, including poverty rates, educational attainment, health insurance coverage, and more.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Occupational Employment and Wages in Metro and Nonmetro Areas
A collection of charts with data on metropolitan and nonmetropolitan employment and wages. Includes wage comparisons by occupation for metro and nonmetro areas. Provides information on healthcare-related occupations. Also includes information on wages by educational attainment for metro and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Stella Fayer, Audrey Watson
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Child Care in 25 States: What We Know and Don't Know
Compares the supply and demand for child care services in 25 states, and examines potential reasons behind resulting child care gaps. Features state-by-state data on child care need, including urban versus rural comparisons. Discusses challenges with data collection and offers recommendations for improvement.
Additional links: Webinar Recording
Author(s): Linda Smith, Anubhav Bagley, Benjamin Wolters
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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The Impact of Coronavirus on Households in Rural America
Reports on the experiences of rural households during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses impacts on finances, employment, healthcare, housing, food, and child care. Concerns related to healthcare include access to care during the pandemic, concerns for those with special health issues such as chronic conditions, and use of telehealth.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Public Radio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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Place Effects and Chronic Disease Rates in a Rural State: Evidence from a Triangulation of Methods
Investigates the relationship between place effects, or food environment, and prevalence of chronic diseases in West Virginia. Features data and statistics on how areas with access to different food vendors (hot spots) and those that lack food providers (cold spots) impact diabetes and obesity rates, with information broken down by rural or urban setting.
Author(s): Mohamed Shabani Kariburyo, Lauri Andress, Alan Collins, Paul Kinder
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(18), 6676
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019
Reports on income levels and poverty rates for 2018 and 2019, along with the percent change from 2018 to 2019. Includes statistics for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Based on data from the 2020 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements.
Author(s): Jessica Semega, Melissa Kollar, Emily A. Shrider, John F. Creamer
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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2020 State of Rural Minnesota Report
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
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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Child Care Deserts Mapping Tool
Interactive map featuring data on child care availability and locations for child care deserts, or areas in which the demand for child care is much greater than the availability of child care. Includes layered maps showing poverty rates, educational attainment, median family incomes and home values, and percent of Black and Hispanic/Latinx residents.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organizations: Center for American Progress, University of Minnesota
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