The 2010 Census: What the Numbers Mean
Using and Interpreting the Data
Holly St. Clair, Director of Data Services,
Metropo...
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 Typ...
2010 “Majority Minority” Communities
Rank City or Town
Racial/Ethnic Minority
Population (%), 2000
Racial/Ethnic Minority
...
Dissimilarity Index
Total Population Over 18 Under 18
Non-Hispanic
White (%) Minorities (%)
Non-Hispanic
White (%) Minorities (%)
Non-Hispanic...
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...
U.S. Census & Federal Funding
• From these seven programs Massachusetts received
over $8.2 billion in FY2007 and over $6.3...
Census = $2000 per person
•Schools
•Medicaid
•Health Centers
•Food Stamps - WIC
•Roads
•Housing
•Used a dominator for heal...
Examples of State Programs
•40 B
•Consolidate Plan - DHCD
•Annual Qualified Allocation Plan process for
the Low Income Hou...
•We are getting older
•We are growing more diverse
•Our children are increasingly of color
•Promote the American Community...
Holly St. Clair,
Director of Data Services
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
hstclair@mapc.org
www.mapc.org
www.metrobost...
What Do The Numbers Mean - 2010 U.S.Census
What Do The Numbers Mean - 2010 U.S.Census
What Do The Numbers Mean - 2010 U.S.Census
What Do The Numbers Mean - 2010 U.S.Census
What Do The Numbers Mean - 2010 U.S.Census
What Do The Numbers Mean - 2010 U.S.Census
What Do The Numbers Mean - 2010 U.S.Census
What Do The Numbers Mean - 2010 U.S.Census
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What Do The Numbers Mean - 2010 U.S.Census

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. 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%
  3. 3. 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%
  4. 4. Dissimilarity Index
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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%
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Census = $2000 per person •Schools •Medicaid •Health Centers •Food Stamps - WIC •Roads •Housing •Used a dominator for health statistics, crime statistics, etc.
  9. 9. 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 Council’s on Aging- Total Population
  10. 10. •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 Away’s
  11. 11. Holly St. Clair, Director of Data Services Metropolitan Area Planning Council hstclair@mapc.org www.mapc.org www.metrobostondatacommon Questions

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