People are an important asset to a community as they shape the community in different ways. Understanding a region’s population can allow for the identification of strengths and opportunities.
Examining demographic information can help local governments provide services and develop policies to improve a region’s economic prosperity and sense of community. For example, if a region has low levels of educational attainment, local governments can create policies to encourage adult education. Likewise, if a region has a large number of foreign language speakers, local residents can host a multitude of cultural festivals and activities to foster a sense of community within the population.
Data for this indicator was obtained from the Census Bureau. Years 2000 and 2010 were obtained from the respective Decennial Census,’ while intercensal estimates were obtained from Components of Population Change. Each county’s population was summed to obtain the NSJV population.
Data for this indicator was obtained from the Census Bureau’s Components of Population Change. County populations were summed to obtain the NSJV population.
Data for this indicator was obtained from the Census Bureau’s Components of Population Change. Net migration totals were summed across the three counties to obtain the total NSJV net migration for foreign, domestic and total migration.
Data for this indicator was obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Wonder Database, and the Census Bureau’s Components of Population Change. The number of births for each county was obtained from the Wonder Database and summed to get the NSJV total. This number was then divided by the population of the NSJV obtained from the Census and multiplied by 1,000 to get the birth rates per 1,000 people.
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