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Retail Sales Data in the 2022 Woods & Poole Database

February 1, 2023

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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Average Annual Rate of Growth and Rounding of Data

January 13, 2023

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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County Definitions

December 6, 2022

The county definitions and county-equivalent definitions used in the Woods & Poole database are defined by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA.)  In New England, counties were […]

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Data Exploration at Woods & Poole

November 17, 2022

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

October 5, 2022

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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2022 Release is Now Available!

June 13, 2022

The new 2022 Woods & Poole database has been released. Economic data and demographic data forecasts to 2060 for all U.S. counties and Metro Areas are now […]

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Constant Dollar and Current Dollar Measurement

April 5, 2022

All earnings, personal income, and retail sales data in the Woods & Poole database are presented in 2012 dollars.  These are called “constant” dollars and are used […]

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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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