What Do The Numbers Mean - 2010 U.S.Census

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  • The 2010 Census: What the Numbers Mean Using and Interpreting the Data Holly St. Clair, Director of Data Services, Metropolitan Area Planning Council May 2, 2011
  • Population 2000 2010 % Change 2000-2010 Massachusetts 6,349,097 6,547,629 3.1% MAPC 3,066,394 3,161,712 3.1% Community Type Inner Core 1,345,647 1,391,210 3.4% Regional Urban Centers 2,020,632 2,056,093 1.8% Maturing Suburbs 1,231,842 1,251,848 1.6% Developing Suburbs 1,643,739 1,738,502 5.8% Rural Towns 107,237 109,976 2.6%
  • 2010 Majority Minority Communities Rank City or Town Racial/Ethnic Minority Population (%), 2000 Racial/Ethnic Minority Population (%), 2010 1. Lawrence 65.9% 79.5% 2. Chelsea 61.7% 74.8% 3. Springfield 51.2% 63.3% 4. Randolph 38.5% 60.9% 5. Brockton 41.8% 57.1% 6. Holyoke 46.0% 53.2% 7. Boston 50.5% 53.0% 8. Lynn 37.5% 52.4%
  • Dissimilarity Index
  • Total Population Over 18 Under 18 Non-Hispanic White (%) Minorities (%) Non-Hispanic White (%) Minorities (%) Non-Hispanic White (%) Minorities (%) Massachusetts 76% 24% 79% 21% 67% 33% MAPC 72% 28% 74% 26% 64% 36% Community Type Inner Core 59% 41% 62% 38% 42% 58% Regional Urban Centers 67% 33% 72% 28% 52% 48% Maturing Suburbs 87% 13% 89% 11% 82% 18% Developing Suburbs 91% 9% 92% 8% 88% 12% Rural Towns 96% 4% 96% 4% 92% 8% Population Under and Over 18 Years of Age, 2010
  • Housing Units 2000 2010 % Change 2000-2010 Massachusetts 2,621,989 2,808,254 7% MAPC 1,240,698 1,321,784 7% Community Type Inner Core 570,003 603,970 6% Regional Urban Centers 830,956 869,278 5% Maturing Suburbs 520,507 558,955 7% Developing Suburbs 645,700 715,012 11% Rural Towns 54,823 61,039 11%
  • U.S. Census & Federal Funding From these seven programs Massachusetts received over $8.2 billion in FY2007 and over $6.3 billion in FY2006. Medicaid Highway Planning and Construction Title I Grants to Local Education Agencies Foster Care Federal Mass Transit Grants Community Development Block Grants Nutrition Program to Women, Infants, and Children
  • Census = $2000 per person Schools Medicaid Health Centers Food Stamps - WIC Roads Housing Used a dominator for health statistics, crime statistics, etc.
  • Examples of State Programs 40 B Consolidate Plan - DHCD Annual Qualified Allocation Plan process for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program Funding to local Councils on Aging- Total Population
  • We are getting older We are growing more diverse Our children are increasingly of color Promote the American Community Survey in your Community Report Building Permits every month Take Aways
  • Holly St. Clair, Director of Data Services Metropolitan Area Planning Council hstclair@mapc.org www.mapc.org www.metrobostondatacommon Questions