State and Local Poverty Data Out Today
Today the Census Bureau released their American Community Survey 1-year estimates data for 2013. This data shows poverty, income, health insurance, and much other data, available for states and localities if their population size is over 65,000.
Because the counties within the East-Central Illinois Region, and important county subdivisions such as census tracts, have populations less than 65,000, the region is not included in this release. The two exceptions are Champaign County and Vermillion County, the two most populous counties in the Eastern Illinois Foodbank service area, are included in this release. However, the CCPDP is waiting until all counties within the region, and then all important subdivisions there within, are released to proceed with any reliable analysis.
Reliable county-wide American Community Survey data for the full East-Central Illinois Region is scheduled to be released on October 23, 2014; the most reliable and useful data for this project will be released on December 4, 2014.
Please keep checking back for updates.