Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Local View of the Gender Wage Gap: Herkimer County Earnings By Sex and Occupation

A lot has been reported recently on the wage gap between what men and women earn for similar work. CBS News, for example, reports that nationally women make 78 cents for every dollar that men make for the same job.

Below are some tables that compare the median earnings of men and women who work similar jobs and live in Herkimer County. These tables do not take into account the amount of work experience, schooling, or a host of other factors that could explain some of the differences. However, they are for identical occupational titles and categories. Click the table to enlarge it.




Monday, February 23, 2015

Looking at Herkimer County Households with Retirement Income by Municipalities

Here are the top five municipalities where households reported receiving retirement income in the past year. Retirement income, based on Census Bureau definitions, includes: (1) retirement pensions and survivor benefits from a former employer; labor union; or federal, state, or local government; and the U.S. military; (2) disability income from companies or unions; federal, state, or local government; and the U.S. military; (3) periodic receipts from annuities and insurance; and (4) regular income from IRA and Keogh plans. It does NOT include social security retirement benefits.

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Here's all of the municipalities, including the towns without their village components, and the towns with the villages included within their numbers...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Where Men and Women Work: Sex by Occupations

A breakdown of the percent of women and the percent of men that work in each occupation (eg. 40% of all women ages 16 and over work in management, business, science, and arts occupations, etc.)...


And to give the reader a better sense of what each occupation includes, here is some basic breakdown of the types of work being performed within each of the five occupational categories...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fields of Study for Men and Women with Bachelor Degrees in Herkimer County

In looking at the graphic below, note the top two or three fields of study for men and women in Herkimer County among residents age 25 and older. Also note how they vary according to age of the degree holder - for example, while Science and Engineering are the second most popular fields for getting a bachelor's degree among Herkimer County females, it is the TOP field among younger females. In fact more young females (age 25 to 39) have bachelors degrees in science and engineering in Herkimer County than do males in the same age range.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

How Long Have Your Neighbors Been, Well, Neighbors?

The graphic below shows when people in Herkimer County moved into their current homes. Note that almost one in ten have been in their present location more than 45 years ! You can click on the graphic to enlarge it.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Relationship Between Poverty, Educational Attainment, and Gender

The two graphics below show the poverty rates for persons age 25 and over in Herkimer County. The first one is for ALL people age 25 and over based on education attainment; the second breaks the educational attainment categories into males and females. This allows the viewer to see the impact of not having an high school degree, for example, on both men and women when it comes to being in poverty.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Baby, It's C-C-C-Cold Outside: How Herkimer County Stays Warm

With high temperatures only in the single digits over the next few days, it seemed apropos to look at how homes are heated throughout Herkimer County. Click to enlarge the graphic.

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Percent Of Naturalized Citizens in Herkimer County By Year of Naturalization

Approximately 40% of the naturalized citizenry of Herkimer County were naturalized in the last 15 years. Click to enlarge the graphic.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The 2020 Census and a Look Back at the Local Update of Census Addresses in Herkimer County

The US Census Bureau offers the following info-graphic concerning the coming 2020 Census. While it seems a long ways off, the years leading up to 2020 are critical for assuring the census counts are as accurate as can be. Click on each of the two panels to see them full sized.

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One of the most important parts of the pre-census activities involves LUCA, or the Local Update of Census Addresses. The Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) program provided an opportunity for designated representatives of local, state, and tribal governments to review addresses contained in the Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER database.

The result of the LUCA program, which our office coordinated, was significant for Herkimer County, as seen below.

Initially some 5,000 addresses were found to be missing from the Herkimer County master address file maintained by the Census Bureau. Of the 5,034 addresses found missing and submitted, the Census Bureau only accepted 994 of them. They also determined another 1500 or so were unfounded (leaving a balance of 5,497 not accepted). We then appealed some 3,000 of those of which 2,511 were accepted. The result was more than 3,500 addresses were found and added to the master address file on behalf of Herkimer County during the last pre-census LUCA activities.

As more is known about the implementation of LUCA for the 2020 Census we will share that information !