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New Issues of the "Kentucky: By The Numbers Data Series"


While the American Community Survey (ACS) contains estimates with detailed characteristics of those below poverty, the official poverty rates are available through the U. S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program


Four new issues have been added to the Kentucky: By The Numbers data series using data from the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program:

·      Child Poverty Rates 2007-2012

·      Median Household Income 2007-2012

·      Poverty 2012

·      Total Poverty Rates 2007-2012


2014 Building Strong Families profiles now available


Each year, Family and Consumer Sciences produces county and state profiles on families in Kentucky.  Each year focuses on a different theme.  The 2014 Building Strong Families profiles focused on food.


To access the issues, go to: http://hes.uky.edu/StrongFamilies

New Profiles available at the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK)


Profiles focus on economic development and are produced across a variety of topics. 





New help for finding data on the American FactFinder website

Having trouble finding the data you want on the Census Bureau's American FactFinder website?

Two new issues of the Graphical Website Instruction series have just been added:


     Getting Started... Using the "Community Facts" Search on the American FactFinder Website


     Getting Started... Using "Guided Search" on the American FactFinder Website


To see a full list of available graphical website instructions, visit Kentucky: By the Numbers.


American Community Survey Resources Updated

 Ever used data from the American Community Survey?  Then you’ll want to check out the newly revised and updated resources that have just been added to the website.  Just click on “American Community Survey.”



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


American FactFinder changes should help improve data access


The U.S. Census Bureau’s website for accessing data from the American Community Survey, the 2010 Census, the population estimates, and many other data source, has been redesigned.


This time, a user has several options for accessing data from the Census Bureau.

·      “Community Facts” gives you the most up-to-date profiles.

·      “Guided Search” can help you access data that are more detailed.

·      “Advanced Search” is very similar to how the website looked before this newest re-design and can help you access the most detailed data available


The American FactFinder website is at: http://factfinder2.census.gov/



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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