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Information from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) annually produces income estimates for counties and states. The BEA makes estimates of total personal income and of personal income aggregates by source. We use BEA data in three ways. First, the growth of personal income and the proportion of total income derived from government transfers are used as predictor variables in the model of county median household income. Second, we use the data to categorize counties by growth in personal income per household and use those data for model evaluations. Third, we use the reported SNAP dollar amounts to synthetically split out a small set of SNAP county data that are jointly reported across counties.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates |  Last Revised: April 29, 2013