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2013 Building Strong Families Profiles Released


Since 2007, Building Strong Families for Kentucky has provided state and county profiles that highlight the work of Family and Consumer Sciences across the Commonwealth.  To inform local programming and planning, in addition to information on FCS Extension, the profiles also provide a snapshot of the local community.


To see the profile for your county, visit: http://www.ca.uky.edu/HES/index.php?p=437


Kentucky State Data Center website redesigned


If you have visited the Kentucky State Data Center’s website lately, then you know that it has been redesigned.  While some of the familiar resources are still there, you can also find easy links to other data and data websites.


Visit the Kentucky State Data Center at: http://ksdc.louisville.edu/



New Issue of the Kentucky: By The Numbers Data Series…


With the recent recession, many counties are wanting to know how their unemployment rates have been changing.  From 2007 to 2009 were the official years for the recession and were key years when unemployment rates were rising.


To help out, a new issue has been added to the Kentucky: By The Numbers data series:


·      Annual Unemployment Rates, 2001-2011



New Issue of the Kentucky: By The Numbers Data Series…

For the years in between Decennial Censuses (conducted every 10 years), the U.S. Census Bureau produces official population estimates.  Using data such as the number of births, deaths, and other records, the Census Bureau produces official estimates of the total population, population by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and the estimated change due to births, deaths, and net migration.


Since knowing the official number of people in our counties, three new issues of the Kentucky: By The Numbers data series provides the current 2011 population estimates (April 1, 2010-July 1, 2011).

·      Age Groups

·      Race/Ethnicity

·      Population Change


Remember, while the American Community Survey includes population figures, they are NOT the official counts.


To find the official population counts for your county, always use the Population Estimates or the 2010 Census.



New Issue of the Kentucky: By The Numbers Data Series…


Rural entrepreneurship is sometimes called the ‘third leg’ of local economic development. While there is no single way to measure entrepreneurship, many rely on data for small firms to assess its breadth and depth.  


A new issue of the “Kentucky: By the Numbers” data series is based on a special series created for the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute (KECI):

·      Entrepreneurship Update



New Look for the “SNARL” website


The “SNARL” website has been redesigned. 

New features include:

·      Quick link to resources for using the American Community Survey


·      Quick link to find other sources of data online


·      New section with links to resources and information for rural areas


·      Updates to the website are now listed on the homepage

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