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U.S. Census Historical Data and Resources
This fall the state begins preparing for the 2020 U. S. Census. The census is a count of all persons living in the United States that is conducted every ten years and is required by the U.S. Constitution. The census is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives, how federal and state legislative districts are redrawn, and the appropriation of federally funded programs.
Historical Census Data and Resources
2018 Census Data
- December 12, 2019 Memorandum from the U.S. Department of Education (PDF)
- 2018 State Census Data (xlsx)
2015 Census Data
2013 Census Data
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the 2013 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE). These estimates are used to calculate school year 2014-2015 Title I allocations.
- December 29, 2014 Memorandum from the U.S. Department of Education (PDF)
- 2013 Census Poverty Data by State Compared to 2012 Data (PDF)
2012 Census Data
2012 Census Data was used for allocating fiscal year 2013 (school year 2014-2015) Title I, Part A funds to local education agencies (LEAs).
2011 Census Data
2011 Census Data was used for allocating fiscal year 2013 (school year 2013-2014) Title I, Part A funds to local education agencies (LEAs).
- December 18, 2012 Memorandum from the U.S. Department of Education (PDF)
- 2011 Census Poverty Data by State Compared to 2010 Data (PDF)
2009 Census Data
From the preliminary poverty estimates below, Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) can find out if they will have more or less eligibility for Title I funds in school year 2011-2012. However, these preliminary estimates do not include other non-census factors (like foster, neglected and delinquent counts) used to calculate Title I allocations.
There are 4 levels of Title I grants: Basic, Concentration, Targeted and Education Finance Incentive Grants (EFIG). Each level has eligibility criteria that the school, LEA and/or state must meet in order to qualify for the grant. The Title I funds are allocated through statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Census
- Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) for School Districts, Counties and States
- Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Data Sources and Methodology
- Title I Eligibility Requirements for the 4 Levels of Funding
- U.S. Census Bureau
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