Last Updated on Thursday, March 13 2014 14:45
Monitoring changes in the size, movement and characteristics of population is an important barometer of well-being. A region can't thrive without people choosing to live there either by the happenstance of birth and opting to stay, or by choosing to relocate from somewhere else.
The U.S. Census Bureau is the primary source of demographic data in the United States. The primary surveys which include data at the sub-state level are the American Community Survey, the Decennial Census and the population estimates and projections program.
The 2010 Census data products meet a variety of data needs for different segments of the data user community.
To assist with redistricting efforts, the Kentucky State Data Center has produced Excel workbooks with block level data for each county in Kentucky. The data include Total Population and Population 18 and Over by Race and Hispanic/Not Hispanic. Also included are Occupied and Vacant Housing Unit totals.
The American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau is considered the replacement for the census "long form." The ACS happens every year with resulting 1-year, 3-year and 5-year estimates for geographies that meet certain population thresholds.
The CEAD has developed a quick and easy, Excel-based look up tool to access these data for geographies in Kentucky and Ohio. Click Here(This is a large file, 8MB, and can take awhile to open)
The Population Estimates Program publishes total resident population estimates and demographic components of change (births, deaths, and migration) each year for the nation, states, and counties.
The Census Bureau plans to produce updated state projections after the state data for the 2010 Census become available. In the meantime, many states produce their own estimates.
The Census Bureau collects health insurance data using three national surveys: the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). Using data from these surveys, The Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program produces estimates of health insurance coverage for all states and counties each year. Currently, data are available for the years 2005 through 2009, as well as 2000, for age, sex, and income categories at the county-level.