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Total Personal Income in the Woods & Poole Database

December 1, 2021

Personal income is the sum of wages and salaries, supplements to wages and salaries , proprietors’ income, rental income of persons, dividend income, personal interest income, and […]

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Earnings of Employees in the Woods & Poole Database

October 28, 2021

Earnings of employees are the sum of wages and salaries, other labor income, and proprietors’ income.  Earnings also include personal contributions for social insurance.  Historical earnings data […]

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Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) Definitions

September 17, 2021

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs), Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MICROs), and Metropolitan Divisions (MDIVs) in the Woods & Poole database are as defined in the […]

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Useful Web Tool on Woods & Poole Home Page

August 3, 2021

On the Home Page ( is a useful web tool at the bottom of the page that enables you to find the names and FIPS codes of […]

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Retail Sales Data in the 2021 Woods & Poole Database

July 7, 2021

Data for retail sales by kind of business are from the 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017 Census of Retail Trade (U.S. […]

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2021 Release is Now Available!

June 1, 2021

The new 2021 Woods & Poole database has been released. Economic data and demographic data forecasts to 2050 for all U.S. counties and Metro Areas are now […]

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Data Exploration at Woods & Poole

May 28, 2021

On the Home Page ( there are updated Data Exploration tools to allow you to visualize and explore the vast Woods & Poole demographic and economic databases.

There […]

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Employment Data in the Woods & Poole Database

April 12, 2021

The employment data in the Woods & Poole database are a complete measure of the number of full-time and part-time jobs by place of work.  Historical data […]

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Average Annual Rate of Growth and Rounding of Data

In some statistical tables in Woods & Poole publications, data are presented for the average annual rate of growth for a particular variable over a specified time […]

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