County and City Extra 2013: Annual Metro, City, and County Data Book (County and City Extra Series)
When you want only one source of information about your city or county, turn to County and City Extra
This trusted reference compiles information from many sources to provide all the key demographic and economic data for every state, county, metropolitan area, congressional district, and for all cities in the United States with a 2010 population of 25,000 or more. In one volume you can conveniently find data from 1990 to 2012 in easy-to-read tables. No other resource compiles this amount of detailed information into one place.
Subjects covered in County and City Extra include:
• population by age and race
• government finances
• income and poverty
• manufacturing, trade, and services
• immigration and migration
• labor force and employment
• agriculture, land, and water
• residential construction
• health resources
• voting and elections
The main body of this volume contains five basic parts and covers the following areas:
Part C-metropolitan areas
Part D-cities with a 2010 census population of 25,000 or more
Part E-congressional districts
In addition, this publication includes:
•figures and text in each section that highlight pertinent data and provide analysis
•ranking tables which present each geography type by various subjects including population, land area, population density, educational attainment, housing values, race, unemployment, and crime
•multiple color maps of the United States on various topics including median household income, poverty, voting, and race
Furthermore, this volume contains several appendixes which include:
• notes and explanations for further reference
• definitions of geographic concepts
• a listing of metropolitan and micropolitan areas and their component counties
• a list of cities by county
• maps showing congressional districts, counties, and selected places within each state
New in the 21st edition:
In February 2013, the Office of Management and Budget released a completely new list of Core Based Statistical Areas (metropolitan and micropolitan areas) based on the 2010 census and some changes in the way these areas are defined. These newly delineated areas are presented in a new Appendix C, together with their component counties and their 2010 census and 2012 estimated populations.
Table E (Congressional Districts) includes a wide selection of American Community Survey data for the newly established congressional districts of the 113th Congress, along with the 113th Congressional representatives.
Some interesting facts found in the 2013 edition of County and City Extra include:
- Vermont had the fewest births between 2010 and 2012. West Virginia was the only state to have more deaths than births, but a net migration of more than 5,665 people prevented the state from having a population loss
- In ten states, more than 70 percent of the residents were born in that state. Louisiana ranked highest with 78.0 percent.
- There were 41 counties with a population of 1,000,000 or more in 2012. At the other extreme, there were 35 counties with fewer than 1,000 people.
- Over 1,200 counties had unemployment rates above the national average of 8.1 percent in 2012.
- In 2012, 83.9 percent of Americans lived in metropolitan areas, but these areas only made up 26 percent of the nation’s land area.
- Among all cities of 25,000 or more, 262 had unemployment rates of 10 percent or more significantly lower than two years earlier when 555 had unemployment rates of 10 percent or more.
- Rhode island’s 1st district of the smallest congressional district with a population of slightly more than 524,000.
- In California 33rd district, 95.9 percent of residents were high school graduates, compared with just 50.9 percent in California’s 21st district.
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