June 16 - Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa

In This Issue
Covering More Kids
Celebrating Dad
Issue: #325
June 16, 2014
About the CIC:
The Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma provides
access to data generated from the US Census Bureau and
through the Community Service Council's Data and Systems
Development Task Forces.
All Cities are Not Created Equal
The latest U.S. Census Bureau data confirm that, overall, big
cities remain more unequal places by income than the rest of
the country. Across the 50 largest U.S. cities in 2012, the 95/20
ratio was 10.8, compared to 9.1 for the country as a whole.
The higher level of inequality in big cities reflects that,
compared to national averages, big-city rich households are
somewhat richer ($196,000 versus $192,000), and big-city poor
households are somewhat poorer ($18,100 versus $21,000).
Hurricane Season Begins
The North Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts
through Nov. 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local
statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness
and recovery efforts. The growth in population of coastal areas
illustrates the importance of emergency planning and
preparedness for areas that are more susceptible to inclement
weather conditions. The Census Bureau's rich, local economic
and demographic statistics from the American Community
Survey gives communities a detailed look at neighborhood-level
statistics for real-time emergency planning for the nation's
growing coastal population. Emergency planners and
community leaders can better assess the needs of coastal
populations using Census Bureau statistics. This edition of Facts
for Features highlights the number of people living in areas
that could be most affected by these dramatic acts of nature.
Living in Near Poverty in the United States,
This report provides statistics on the demographic
characteristics of people close to, but not below, official
poverty thresholds from 1966 to 2012. The statistics come from
the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic
Supplement. The report compares the near-poor to those living
below the poverty level by characteristics including age, sex,
race, family type, region, educational attainment, employment
status and health insurance coverage.
Internet address
Links to non-Federal and Federal organizations are provided
solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute
an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by
the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa or the Federal
Government, and none should be inferred. The Community
Service Council is not responsible for the content of the
individual organization Web pages found at these links.
Until Next Week,
Jan Figart
Census Information Center
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