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Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA) Definitions

July 1, 2019

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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Retail Sales Data in the Woods & Poole Database

June 3, 2019

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

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Constant Dollar and Current Dollar Measurement

May 6, 2019

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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Woods & Poole Wealth Index

April 1, 2019

The Woods & Poole Wealth Index is a measure of relative total personal income per capita weighted by the source of income  The Wealth Index is the […]

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Total Personal Income in the Woods & Poole Database

February 4, 2019

Historical data for total personal income are from the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis  Current BEA data, based on the 2016 BEA revision, have […]

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Earnings of Employees in the Woods & Poole Database

January 7, 2019

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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