Community Health Assessment: About Demographic Data

Demographic & Socioeconomic Characteristics


State Level Indicators

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
State and County Profiles/Deomgraphic, Social, Economic And Housing.
Data Source: US Census Bureau Current Population Survey (Annual Social and Economic Supplement)
Percent Population Below 100%, Below 200% Poverty Level
Percent Population Under 18 Uninsured Medical Care
Percent Total Population Uninsured Medical Care

County Level Indicators

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
State and County Profiles/Deomgraphic, Social, Economic And Housing.
2010 US Census Bureau
State And County Profiles (Demographic, Social, Economic, Housing)
State and County QuickFacts Tables
Data Source: Population Division of the Bureau of Census and from the Claritas Corporation
County/Area Populations
Data Source: NYS Department of Labor
Unemployment Rate

County Population Estimates (Population Division of the US Bureau of Census)
The Population Estimates Program publishes state and county population estimates with details on age, sex, race and Hispanic Origin.

For more information, contact Public Health Information Group at (518)474-2543.

Unemployment Rates (NYS Department of Labor)
"Unemployed" is defined as a person actively seeking employment and available for work. Labor force statistics, including the civilian labor force, the number employed, the number unemployed and the unemployment rate are calculated using a statistical model that takes into account: 1) data from the Current Population Survey (CPS), a monthly nationwide survey of households that is conducted for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, that interviews about 3,000 households in the state; 2) data from the monthly nationwide survey of business establishments (including 18,000 in New York State), that BLS uses for its monthly nonfarm employment report; and 3) unemployment insurance claims data. Model estimates are then revised at the end of each year. The number unemployed includes persons actively seeking employment and available for work. Part-time workers are considered employed. The unemployment rate is calculated by dividing the number unemployed by the total employed and unemployed (the labor force) and multiplying by 100.

For more information, contact Public Health Information Group at (518)474-2543.

Poverty and Insurance Status (U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement)
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS ASEC) over a 3-month period, in February, March and April, with most data collection occurring in the month of March. The ASEC uses two sets of questions, the basic CPS and a set of supplemental questions that provide annual estimates of poverty rates and health insurance status for families and individuals.

For more information, contact Public Health Information Group at (518)474-2543.

State and County Profiles/Demographic, Social, Economic & Housing (US Census Bureau, Census 2000)
See tables for a detailed description of the profiles.
QuickFacts (US Census Bureau)
QuickFacts tables are summary profiles of New York State and counties (Each is a PDF, 33KB, 2pp.) that contain various data collected by Census Bureau programs such as population characteristics, housing and income data, business related statistics and geography related data. These tables are developed by the US Census Bureau. Additional information about the tables can be found at the census site. QuickFacts are also available for the U.S., other states and large cities.