Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates
Information about Data Inputs
The county and state models use selected variables based on survey and administrative sources including:
- ACS: Direct single-year estimates of income and poverty from the American Community Survey, starting for SAIPE 2005 estimates.
- CPS ASEC: Direct estimates of income and poverty from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) of the Current Population Survey (CPS), for SAIPE 2004 and prior year estimates.
- Decennial Census: Direct survey estimates of income and poverty from the household survey accompanying the Decennial Census for 1980, 1990 and 2000.
- Federal Income Tax Returns: Data summarized from federal individual income tax returns.
- SNAP Benefits Recipients: Number of recipients of SNAP benefits (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program).
- BEA Personal Income Estimates: Aggregate personal income estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
- SSI Recipients: Number of recipients of Supplemental Security Income benefits.
- Population Estimates: Postcensal demographic estimates of the population of states and counties, by age and group quarters status.
- Denominators for Poverty Rates: Adjusted estimates of population used as denominators in the poverty rates.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates |
August 15, 2013