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Fiscal and Economic

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Employment and Labor

  
Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Loans (in millions) [11/2013] 1
Over the Year Change in Unemployment Rate [09/2014] 2 -8.30 % -18.10 % -8.17 % Trend
Over the Month Change in Unemployment Rate [09/2014] 3 -2.50 % -3.30 % -1.09 % Trend
Monthly Unemployment Rate [09/2014] 4 7.7 % 5.9 % 6.4 % Trend

Income

  
Per Capita Personal Income [2012] 5 $33,073 $42,693 $37,678 Trend
Bankruptcy filings per 1,000 population [2010] 6 5.01 5.05 5.07 Trend
Median Household Income [2012] 7 $36,641 $51,017 $45,381 Trend

Housing

  
Percentage of Mortgaged Underwater Property (Negative Equity) [Q2 2012] 8
Percent of renter-occupied units that are cost burdened [2011] 9 55.6 % 53.4 % 52.8 % Trend
Percent of mortgaged home owners that are cost burdened [2011] 10 34.4 % 36.9 % 32.3 % Trend

Poverty

  
Percent of children living below poverty level in the past 12 months [2011] 11 24.6 % 21.9 % 24.1 % Trend
Percent of total population in poverty in the past 12 months [2011] 12 17.4 % 15.0 % 16.5 % Trend
Percent of People 65 Years and Over Below Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months [2011] 13 9.8 % 8.7 % 9.9 % Trend

Productivity

  
Gross Domestic Product Per Capita by State [2012] 14 $34,001 $16,244,600 $42,883 Trend
Gross Domestic Product by State (millions of current dollars) [2012] 15 $101,490 $15,566,077 $350,913 Trend

Education

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Educational Attainment

  
Percent of people 25 years and over who have completed an advanced degree [2011] 16 7.0 % 11.0 % 8.7 % Trend
Percent of people 25 years and over who have completed a bachelor’s degree [2011] 17 20.0 % 29.0 % 24.2 % Trend
Percent of people 25 years and over who have completed high school (includes equivalency) [2011] 18 81.0 % 86.0 % 84.3 % Trend

Early Education

  
Percent of 4 year olds in state funded pre-k, preschool special education and Head Start [2012] 19 39.0 % 42.0 % 50.7 % Trend
Percent of 4 year olds enrolled in state funded pre-k [2012] 20 4.0 % 31.0 % 37.3 % Trend

K-12 Education

  
4th graders who scored below basic writing level [2002] 21 19.0 % 15.0 % 16.7 % Trend
4th graders who scored below basic science level [2009] 22 46.0 % 28.0 % 29.1 % Trend
4th graders who scored below basic reading level [2011] 23 45.4 % 34.0 % 35.6 % Trend
4th graders who scored below basic math level [2013] 24 26.0 % 18.0 % 18.6 % Trend
8th graders who scored below basic writing level [2007] 25 17.0 % 13.0 % 13.1 % Trend
8th graders who scored below basic science level [2009] 26 59.0 % 37.0 % 41.2 % Trend
8th graders who scored below basic reading level [2013] 27 36.0 % 23.0 % 26.1 % Trend
8th graders who scored below the basic math level [2013] 28 39.0 % 27.0 % 30.7 % Trend

Higher Education

  
Graduation rate: percentage of students who obtain an associate's degree within three years [2009] 29 25.2 % 29.2 % 27.0 % Trend
Graduation rate: percentage of students who obtain a bachelor’s degree within six years [2009] 30 51.5 % 55.5 % 49.8 % Trend
Retention rate: percentage of first year students who enroll for second year [2010] 31 75.9 % 77.1 % 73.5 % Trend

Transportation

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Safety: Fatalities

  
Percent of traffic fatalities involving high blood alcohol concentration [2011] 32 23.7 % 29.8 % Trend
Alcohol impaired fatalities per 100 million annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) [2011] 33 0.38 0.41 Trend
Total number of alcohol impaired fatalities [2011] 34 149 9,878 326 Trend
Traffic fatalities per 100 million annual vehicle miles traveled (VMT) [2011] 35 1.62 1.10 1.39 Trend
Total number of traffic fatalities [2011] 36 630 32,367 1,046 Trend

Safety: Seat Belt Usage Rates

  
Seat belt usage rates [2012] 37 83.2 % 84.6 % Trend

Infrastructure: Bridges

  
Percent of state owned bridges functionally obsolete [2012] 38 4.70 % 7.20 % 8.95 % Trend
Percent of state owned bridges structurally deficient [2012] 39 1.40 % 3.30 % 4.49 % Trend
Percent of all bridges functionally obsolete [2012] 40 8.00 % 14.00 % 14.75 % Trend
Percent of all bridges structurally deficient [2012] 41 14.20 % 11.00 % 10.23 % Trend

Energy & Environment

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Energy: Generation and Efficiency

  
Net Renewable Energy Share of Total Net Generation [2009] 42 2.9 % 5.9 % Trend
Renewable energy net generation (thousand Kilowatthours) per capita [2010] 43 0.0 0.8 Trend
Total renewable energy net generation (thousand Kilowatthours) [2010] 44 1,519,242 425,195,509 6,690,113 Trend

Environment: Air Quality

  
Air Pollution - Micrograms of Fine Particles per Cubic Meter [2010] 45 10.8 11.4 Trend

Environment: Environmental Sustainability

  
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified Building Space per Capita (Sq. Feet) [2010] 46 0.43 1.07 Trend

Public Safety & Justice

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Violent and Property Crime

  
Motor Vehicle Theft Rate per 100,000 population [2011] 47 165.4 229.6 211.1 Trend
Larceny-Theft Rate per 100,000 poulation [2011] 48 1,822.5 1,976.9 2,196.4 Trend
Burglary Rate per 100,000 population [2011] 49 1,037.7 702.2 900.4 Trend
Aggravated Assault Rate per 100,000 population [2011] 50 149.1 241.1 282.2 Trend
Robbery Rate per 100,000 population [2011] 51 83.7 113.7 97.4 Trend
Forcible Rape Rate per 100,000 population [2011] 52 29.0 26.8 28.4 Trend
Property Crime Rate per 100,000 population [2011] 53 3,025.5 2,908.7 3,307.9 Trend
Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter Rate per 100,000 population [2011] 54 8.0 4.7 5.8 Trend
Violent Crime Rate per 100,000 population [2011] 55 269.8 386.3 413.7 Trend

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

  
Percent of population using illicit drugs in the past month [2009] 56 6.4 % 8.0 % 7.3 % Trend

Corrections

  
Recidivism Rate [2007] 57 34.0 % 43.3 % 35.9 % Trend

Health & Human Services

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Immunizations

  
Adults aged 65+ who have ever had a pneumonia vaccination [2012] 58 65.8 % 68.8 % 68.1 % Trend
Adults aged 65+ who have had a flu shot within the past year [2012] 59 62.4 % 60.1 % 62.9 % Trend
Percent of 2-year-olds who were immunized [2010] 60 80.6 % 76.3 % 77.4 % Trend

STD/HIV Rates

  
Reported AIDS cases, per 100,000 population [2011] 61 13.4 10.3 10.6 Trend
Syphilis infection rate, per 100,000 population [2011] 62 6.4 4.6 Trend
Gonorrhea infection rate, per 100,000 population [2011] 63 195.9 140.2 Trend
Chlamydia infection rate, per 100,000 population [2011] 64 715.0 510.6 Trend

Healthy Behaviors

  
Percentage of adult population overweight or obese [2012] 65 68.9 % 63.4 % 66.4 % Trend
Childhood obesity [2011] 66 39.7 % 34.2 % Trend
Percentage of Adult Population Who Are Current Smokers [2012] 67 24.0 % 19.6 % 23.0 % Trend

Birth and Pregnancy

  
Teen birth rate [2011] 68 50.2 40.6 Trend
Low birthweight rates [2010] 69 12.1 % 9.3 % Trend
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births) [2010] 70 9.70 7.31 Trend

Public Assistance

  
TANF Work Participation Rates [2010] 71 66.3 % 29.0 % 38.3 % Trend
Percent of unemployed adult TANF recipients who became newly employed during the report year [2010] 72 36.0 % 34.9 % 37.3 % Trend
SNAP Payment Total Error Rates [2012] 73 2.1 % 3.4 % 3.4 % Trend
Percent of Food Stamp Applications Processed within the Federal Timeline [2011] 74 9,147.0 % 8,813.5 % Trend
Prevalence of household-level food insecurity (low and very low security) [2010] 75 19.2 % 14.7 % 16.0 % Trend
Program Access Index [2011] 76 75.2 % 72.0 % 75.7 % Trend

Child Welfare

  
Unique Child Fatalities Due to Maltreatment (Abuse and Neglect) [2011] 77 13 50 Trend
Child Fatality Rate Per 100,000 Due to Maltreatment (Abuse and Neglect) [2011] 78 1.73 2.53 Trend
Children in Poverty [2011] 79 24.6 % 21.9 % 24.1 % Trend

Supplemental Measures

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Fiscal and Economic Supplemental Measures

  
State Tax Collections, Estimated (in millions of dollars): Corporate Income Tax [2012] 80 $505 $666 Trend
State Tax Collections, Estimated (in millions of dollars): Personal Income Tax [2012] 81 $1,489 $4,113 Trend
State Tax Collections, Estimated (in millions of dollars): Sales Tax [2012] 82 $1,855 $5,407 Trend
State General Fund, Actual (in millions of dollars): Budget Stabilization Fund [2011] 83 $191 $594 Trend
State General Fund, Actual (in millions of dollars): Expenditures [2011] 84 $4,528 $11,897 Trend
State General Fund, Actual (in millions of dollars): Revenues [2011] 85 $4,574 $12,030 Trend
Finances of State-Administered Employee Retirement Systems (in thousands of dollars): Earnings on Investments [2011] 86 $4,307,537 $7,955,829 Trend
Finances of State-Administered Employee Retirement Systems (in thousands of dollars): Total Payments [2011] 87 $1,943,852 $3,609,994 Trend
Finances of State-Administered Employee Retirement Systems (in thousands of dollars): Total Government Contributions [2011] 88 $755,220 $1,486,300 Trend
Finances of State-Administered Employee Retirement Systems (in thousands of dollars): Employee Contributions [2011] 89 $535,649 $680,816 Trend
Finances of State-Administered Employee Retirement Systems (in thousands of dollars): Total Receipts [2011] 90 $5,598,406 $10,122,946 Trend
State Debt Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year (in thousands of dollars): Short-term [2011] 91 $5,564 $125,912 Trend
State Debt Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year (in thousands of dollars): Long-term [2011] 92 $6,746,029 $16,704,759 Trend
State Debt Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year (in thousands of dollars):Total [2011] 93 $6,768,371 $16,838,506 Trend
State General Expenditure (in thousands of dollars): Police [2011] 94 $103,889 $306,382 Trend
State General Expenditure (in thousands of dollars): Employment Security Administration [2011] 95 $88,462 $111,026 Trend
State General Expenditure (in thousands of dollars): Financial Administration [2011] 96 $113,497 $393,829 Trend
State General Expenditure (in thousands of dollars): Corrections [2011] 97 $354,626 $1,077,903 Trend
State General Expenditure (in thousands of dollars): Health [2011] 98 $434,010 $1,167,567 Trend
State General Expenditure (in thousands of dollars): Natural Resources [2011] 99 $307,107 $489,938 Trend
State General Expenditure (in thousands of dollars): Hospitals [2011] 100 $1,073,347 $1,457,865 Trend
State General Expenditure (in thousands of dollars): Highways [2011] 101 $1,377,654 $2,452,305 Trend
State General Expenditure (in thousands of dollars): Public Welfare [2011] 102 $5,436,907 $9,897,862 Trend
State General Expenditure (in thousands of dollars): Education [2011] 103 $5,518,603 $13,656,911 Trend
State General Expenditure (in thousands of dollars): Total [2011] 104 $17,546,382 $34,842,885 Trend
State Government Tax Revenue: Total (in thousands of dollars) [2011] 105 $6,714,180 $14,393,345 Trend
Federal Government Expenditures: Salaries and Wages (in millions of dollars) [2010] 106 $3,017.00 $342,933.00 $9,664.40 Trend
Federal Government Expenditures: Procurement (in millions of dollars) [2010] 107 $2,666.00 $516,714.00 $13,440.87 Trend
Federal Government Expenditures: Grants (in millions of dollars) [2010] 108 $7,871.00 $683,361.00 $14,631.80 Trend
Federal Government Expenditures: Other Direct Payments (in millions of dollars) [2010] 109 $8,081.00 $818,570.00 $19,154.60 Trend
Federal Government Expenditures: Retirement and Disability (in millions of dollars) [2010] 110 $9,784.00 $914,844.00 $23,422.80 Trend
Federal Government Expenditures: Total (in millions of dollars) [2010] 111 $31,419 $3,276,422 $80,315 Trend
State Intergovernmental Revenue: From Local Governments (in thousands of dollars) [2011] 112 $119,296 $19,594,078 $268,254 Trend
State Intergovernmental Revenue: From Federal Government (in thousands of dollars) [2011] 113 $8,607,252 $574,084,680 $13,292,708 Trend
State Intergovernmental Revenue: Total (in thousands of dollars) [2011] 114 $8,726,548 $593,678,758 $13,560,962 Trend
State Intergovernmental Expenditures: Health (in thousands of dollars) [2011] 115 $51,563 $18,745,863 $103,972 Trend
State Intergovernmental Expenditures: Highway (in thousands of dollars) [2011] 116 $337,191 $17,243,590 $235,233 Trend
State Intergovernmental Expenditures: Public Welfare (in thousands of dollars) [2011] 117 $292,231 $57,435,029 $379,556 Trend
State Intergovernmental Expenditures: Education (in thousands of dollars) [2011] 118 $3,258,473 $330,481,193 $7,300,041 Trend
State Intergovernmental Expenditures: General Local Government Support (in thousands of dollars) [2011] 119 $544,632 $27,577,126 $452,414 Trend
State Intergovernmental Expenditures: Total (in thousands of dollars) [2011] 120 $5,253,307 $497,512,254 $9,307,959 Trend

Health and Human Services Supplemental Measures

  
Percent of Children Under 19 Years of Age, At or Below 200 Percent of Poverty, By Health Insurance Coverage Status: Total Percent Not Covered by Health Insurace During the Year [2011] 121 7.0 % 6.5 % Trend
Percent of Children Under 19 Years of Age, At or Below 200 Percent of Poverty, By Health Insurance Coverage Status: Total Percent Covered by Health Insurace During the Year [2011] 122 42.3 % 40.6 % Trend
Health Insurance Coverage Status For All People: Total Percent Not Covered by Health Insurace During the Year [2011] 123 16.2 % 16.9 % Trend
Health Insurance Coverage Status For All People: Total Percent Covered by Health [2011] 124 83.8 % 83.1 % Trend
Children exiting foster care [2011] 125 2,358 5,524 Trend
Children entering foster care [2011] 126 2,368 5,942 Trend
Percent of female-headed families receiving child support [2010] 127 31.0 % 31.2 % Trend
Average monthly participation in the food stamp program [2012] 128 659,872 1,323,556 Trend
Total number of recipients receiving TANF [2012] 129 24,180 54,431 Trend

Public Safety and Justice Supplemental Measures

  
Total State Prison Population [2011] 130 20,585 1,598,780 42,314 Trend
Number of Sentenced Prisoners From State and Federal Jurisdiction:Total Number of Releases [2011] 131 8,197 17,203 Trend
Number of Sentenced Prisoners From State and Federal Jurisdiction: Total Number of Admissions [2011] 132 8,410 16,888 Trend
Capital Punishment: Number of Prisoners Under Sentence of Death [2013] 133 48 117 Trend

Energy and Environment Supplemental Measures

  
Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Use [2009] 134 9,197 826,318 20,666 Trend

Transportation Supplemental Measures

  
State Funding for Public Transportation (in thousands of dollars) [2010] 135 $1,600,000 $36,595,631 Trend
Total number of state owned bridges [2012] 136 5,716 10,036 Trend
Total number of bridges by state [2012] 137 17,061 17,894 Trend

Education Supplemental Measures

  
Elementary and Secondary Education Expenditures (in millions of dollars): Total [2011] 138 $3,291 $649,417 $14,518 Trend
Average Salary of Full-Time Higher Education Faculty on 9-Month Contracts: Total For-Profit Institutions [2011] 139 $50,785 $53,736 $58,426 Trend
Average Salary of Full-Time Higher Education Faculty on 9-Month Contracts: Total Not-For-Profit 2-Year Institutions [2011] 140
Average Salary of Full-Time Higher Education Faculty on 9-Month Contracts: Total Not-For-Profit 4-Year Institutions [2011] 141 $54,495 $82,351 $64,738 Trend
Average Salary of Full-Time Higher Education Faculty on 9-Month Contracts: All Not-For-Profit Institutions [2011] 142 $54,495 $82,191 $64,667 Trend
Average Salary of Full-Time Higher Education Faculty on 9-Month Contracts: Public 2-Year Institutions [2011] 143 $48,341 $62,301 $49,442 Trend
Average Salary of Full-Time Higher Education Faculty on 9-Month Contracts: Total Public 4-Year Institutions [2011] 144 $60,154 $76,861 $68,246 Trend
Average Salary of Full-Time Higher Education Faculty on 9-Month Contracts: All Public Institutions [2011] 145 $55,054 $72,704 $63,392 Trend
Average Salary of Full-Time Higher Education Faculty on 9-Month Contracts: Total [2011] 146 $54,986 $75,472 $63,880 Trend
Average Undergraduate In-State Tuition and Required Fees: Public 2-Year [2011] 147 2,141 2,439 2,639 Trend
Average Undergraduate In-State Tuition and Required Fees: Private 4-Year [2011] 148 20,029 32,617 27,142 Trend
Average Undergraduate In-State Tuition and Required Fees: Public 4-Year [2011] 149 12,051 15,918 13,968 Trend
Degree Granting Higher Education Institutions: Total For-Profit Institutions [2010] 150 7 1,104 35 Trend
Degree Granting Higher Education Institutions:Total Not-For-Profit 2-Year Institutions [2010] 151 0 92 1 Trend
Degree Granting Higher Education Institutions:Total Not-For-Profit 4-Year Institutions [2010] 152 9 1,537 30 Trend
Degree Granting Higher Education Institutions: Total Not-For-Profit Institutions [2010] 153 9 1,629 31 Trend
Degree Granting Higher Education Institutions: Total Public 2-Year Institutions [2010] 154 15 1,024 25 Trend
Degree Granting Higher Education Institutions: Total Public 4-Year Institutions [2010] 155 9 652 17 Trend
Degree Granting Higher Education Institutions: All Public Institutions [2010] 156 24 1,676 42 Trend
Total Number of Students in Membership in Operating Public and Secondary Schools [2011] 157 490,526 49,141,320 1,243,959 Trend
Total Number of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools [2011] 158 1,083 98,817 2,321 Trend
State and Local Public Higher Education Support Per Full-Time Equivalent Student [2011] 159 $5,525 $6,290 $6,072 Trend
Total Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education (in thousands of dollars) [2010] 160 $4,384,125 $607,235,611 $13,094,256 Trend

General Supplemental Measures

  
State Statistics: Number of Representatives in Congress [2012] 161 4 453 11 Trend
State Statistics: Population Density Per Square Mile [2012] 162 63 87 133 Trend
State Statistics: Population [2012] 163 2,984,926 313,914,040 7,723,015 Trend
State Statistics: Land Area in Square Miles [2012] 164 46,923 3,531,844 61,696 Trend
Population [2012] 165 2,984,926 7,723,015 Trend

Governmental Operations Supplemental Measures

  
Voting Statistics for Presidential Elections: Number Voting [2012] 166 1,286 3,075 Trend
Voting Statistics for Presidential Elections: Number Registered [2012] 167 1,532 3,318 Trend
Voting Statistics for Presidential Elections: Voting Age Population [2012] 168 2,212 5,714 Trend
State and Local Government Payrolls (in thousands of dollars): Average Earnings of Full-Time Employees [2011] 169 $3,186 $3,539 Trend
State and Local Government Payrolls (in thousands of dollars): Local Government Payroll [2011] 170 $399,125 $1,071,681 Trend
State and Local Government Payrolls (in thousands of dollars): State Government Payroll [2011] 171 $207,128 $429,257 Trend
State and Local Government Payrolls (in thousands of dollars):Total Payroll [2011] 172 $606,254 $1,500,938 Trend
Voting Statistics for Gubernatorial Elections: Total Votes in General Election [2013] 173 893,468 2,116,929 Trend
Voting Statistics for Gubernatorial Elections: Total Votes in Primary Election [2013] 174 702,318 912,055 Trend
State and Local Government Employment: Local FTE [2011] 175 134,339 307,575 Trend
State and Local Government Employment: State FTE [2011] 176 57,656 109,370 Trend
State and Local Government Employment: Total FTE [2011] 177 191,995 416,945 Trend
State Public Employee-Retirement Systems: Active Members [2011] 178 162,392 328,070 Trend
State Public Employee-Retirement Systems: Total Beneficiaries Receiving Periodic Benefit Payments [2011] 179 85,996 162,073 Trend
State Public Employee-Retirement Systems: Inactive Members [2011] 180 129,468 100,902 Trend
State Public Employee-Retirement Systems: Total Membership [2011] 181 291,860 428,972 Trend
State Public Employee-Retirement Systems: Number of Systems [2011] 182 4 5 Trend
Regular Legislative Session Statistics: Measures Vetoed by Governor [2012] 183 3 8 Trend
Regular Legislative Session Statistics: Resolution Enactments/Adoptions [2012] 184 355 475 Trend
Regular Legislative Session Statistics: Bill Enactments/Adoptions [2012] 185 440 411 Trend
Regular Legislative Session Statistics: Resolution Introductions [2012] 186 432 640 Trend
Regular Legislative Session Statistics: Bill Introductions [2012] 187 2,735 1,822 Trend
Number of Legislators: Total Democrats in House/Assembly [2013] 188 56 46 Trend
Number of Legislators: Total Republicans in House/Assembly [2013] 189 65 73 Trend
Number of Legislators: Total in House/Assembly [2013] 190 122 119 Trend
Number of Legislators: Total Republicans in Senate [2013] 191 31 25 Trend
Number of Legislators: Total Democrats in Senate [2013] 192 20 15 Trend
Number of Legislators: Total in Senate [2013] 193 52 41 Trend

Income Inequality Metrics

  
Gini Coefficient [2013] 194 0.48 0.48 0.47 Trend
Top 1% Income Share [2012] 195 0.15 0.22 0.18 Trend
Top 10% Income Share [2012] 196 0.43 0.48 0.45 Trend
 


Notes & Sources

1. U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
http://www.ows.doleta.gov/unemploy/budget.asp
Note: Outstanding Loans from the Federal Unemployment Account
2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/lau/home.htm
Note: This is the change in percentage points from one month of a year to the same month of the next year.
3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/lau/home.htm
Note: This is the change in percentage points from one month to the next month.
4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/lau/home.htm
5. U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/spi/sqpi_newsrelease.htm
6. Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Bankruptcy Statistics
http://www.uscourts.gov/News/NewsView/10-08-17/Bankruptcy_Filings_Up_20_Percent_in_June.aspx
Note: Includes total chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy filings for 12 month period ending June 30, 2010.
7. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/data/statemedian/index.html
8. CoreLogic, Negative Equity Reports 2009-2011
http://www.corelogic.com/about-us/researchtrends/negative-equity-report.aspx#
9. U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
http://www.census.gov/housing/
Note: Percent of renter-occupied units spending 30 percent or more of household income on rent and utilities
10. U.S. Census Bureau, 2011 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
http://www.census.gov/housing/
Note: Percent of mortgaged owners spending 30 percent or more of household income on selected monthly owner costs
11. U.S. Census Bureau Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS)
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/index.html
Note: Percent of population 18 years and under living below the federal poverty level in the past 12 months.
12. U.S. Census Bureau Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS)
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/index.html
Note: Percent of total population living below the federal poverty level in the past 12 months.
13. U.S. Census Bureau Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS)
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/index.html
14. U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), 2001-2012
http://www.bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?ReqID=70&step=1&isuri=1&acrdn=1
15. U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), 2001-2011
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), 2001-2011
16. 2011 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t
17. 2011 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t
18. 2011 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t
19. The National Institute for Early Education Research, The State of Preschool, 2011
http://nieer.org/publications/annual-state-pre-k-reports-state-preschool-yearbooks
20. The National Institute for Early Education Research, The State of Preschool, 2011
http://nieer.org/publications/annual-state-pre-k-reports-state-preschool-yearbooks
21. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2002 and 1998 Writing Assessments. Available online at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/ (July 15, 2004).
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/
Note: 4th grade public school students who failed to reach the basic proficiency level in writing, as measured and defined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
22. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/6011-fourth-grade-science-achievement-levels?loc=1&loct=1#detailed/2/2-52/false/38/1185,1186,1187,1188/12658
Note: 4th grade public school students who failed to reach the basic proficiency level in science, as measured and defined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
23. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/5123-fourth-grade-writing-achievement-levels?loc=1&loct=1
Note: 4th grade public school students who failed to reach the basic proficiency level in reading, as measured and defined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
24. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/5118-4th-grade-math-achievement-levels?loc=1&loct=2#detailed/2/10-19,2,20-29,3,30-39,4,40-49,5,50-52,6-9/false/867,38,18,16,14/1185,1186,1187,1188/11574
Note: 4th grade public school students who failed to reach the basic proficiency level in mathematics, as measured and defined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
25. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/5124-8th-grade-writing-achievement-levels?loc=1&loct=2#detailed/2/10-19,2,20-29,3,30-39,4,40-49,5,50-52,6-9/false/18,13/1185,1186,1187,1188/11579
Note: 8th grade public school students who failed to reach the basic proficiency level in writing, as measured and defined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
26. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Science Assessments.
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27. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Reading Assessments.
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28. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
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Note: 8th grade public school students who failed to reach the basic proficiency level in mathematics, as measured and defined by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).
29. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) Information Center, State Rankings
http://www.higheredinfo.org/dbrowser/?level=nation&mode=data&state=0&submeasure=24
Note: Percentage of first-time full-time associate degree-seeking students earning any formal award (certificate or associates degree) within three years—Title IV degree- granting institutions
30. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) Information Center, State Rankings
http://www.higheredinfo.org/dbrowser/?level=nation&mode=data&state=0&submeasure=27
Note: Percentage of first-time full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking students earning any formal award (certificate, associate, or bachelors degree) within six years—Title IV degree-granting institutions
31. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) Information Center, State Rankings
http://www.higheredinfo.org/dbrowser/index.php?submeasure=223&year=2010&level=nation&mode=data&state=0
Note: Retention Rates - First-Time College Freshmen Returning Their Second Year, Four-Year Total (includes both Public and Private Colleges) and total retention rate for Fall semester.
32. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System
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33. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System
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34. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System
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35. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System
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36. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fatality Analysis Reporting System
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37. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis
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38. US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics
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39. US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics
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40. US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics
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41. US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics
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42. Trends in Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity 2009, Energy Information Administration, U.S. DOE
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43. U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity Preliminary Statistics
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Note: Includes energy sources from biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric conventional, solar/PV and wind.
44. U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration, Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity Preliminary Statistics
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Note: Includes energy sources from biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric conventional, solar/PV and wind.
45. America's Health Rankings
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Note: The population-weighted average exposure to particulates 2.5 micron and smaller for each county reporting within a state.
46. Green Building Certificaiton Institute (GBCI), LEED Project Directory
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47. U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States
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48. U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States
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49. U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States
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50. U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States
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51. U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States
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52. U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States
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53. U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States
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54. U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States
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55. U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime in the United States
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56. SAMHSA, Office of Applied Studies, National Survey on Drug Use and Health
http://oas.samhsa.gov/states.cfm
Note: Illicit drug use by those age 12+ in the past month. Illicit drugs include marijuana/hashish, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription-type psychotherapeutics used nonmedically. Based on the results from the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health where the estimates come from a survey-weighted hierarchal Bayes estimation approach in which the 95 percent prediction (credible) intervals are generated by Markov Chain Monte Carlo techniques.
57. Pew Center on the States/Amercian Society of Corrections Administrators (ASCA) Survey
http://www.pewtrusts.org/uploadedFiles/wwwpewtrustsorg/Reports/sentencing_and_corrections/State_Recidivism_Revolving_Door_America_Prisons%20.pdf
Note: Rate of re-incarceration for committing a new crime or technical violation between the years 2004-2007 among inmates released in 2004.
58. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Immunization
http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/BRFSS/
59. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Immunization
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60. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National, State, and Urban Area Vaccination Levels Among Children Aged 19-35 Months - United States reports from 1998-2010
http://www2a.cdc.gov/nip/coverage/nis/CountNIS.asp?fmt=v&rpt=tab09_24mo_iap.xlsx&qtr=Q1/2010-Q4/2010
Note: Percentage of children who have 4:3:1:3:3:1 Series Coverage. 4:3:1:3:3:1 Series Coverage is four or more doses of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis (DTP) vaccine, three or more doses of poliovirus vaccine, one or more doses of measles-containing vaccine, plus three or more doses of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine, three or more doses of hepatitis B vaccine (HepB), one or more doses of varicella vaccine.
61. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Reported AIDS cases and annual rates (per 100,000 population), by area of residence
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62. US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), Division of STD/HIV Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity for selected STDs by age, race/ethnicity and gender 1996-2009, CDC WONDER On-line Database
http://wonder.cdc.gov/std-std-race-age.html
Note: Counts and rates shown for the "All" age groups category represent persons age 15 and older and persons of unknown age. The population denominator data for rates calculated for "All" age groups are limited to persons age 15 and older.
63. US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), Division of STD/HIV Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity for selected STDs by age, race/ethnicity and gender 1996-2009, CDC WONDER On-line Database
http://wonder.cdc.gov/std-std-race-age.html
Note: Counts and rates shown for the "All" age groups category represent persons age 15 and older and persons of unknown age. The population denominator data for rates calculated for "All" age groups are limited to persons age 15 and older.
64. US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention (NCHSTP), Division of STD/HIV Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Disease Morbidity for selected STDs by age, race/ethnicity and gender 1996-2009, CDC WONDER On-line Database
http://wonder.cdc.gov/std-std-race-age.html
Note: Counts and rates shown for the "All" age groups category represent persons age 15 and older and persons of unknown age. The population denominator data for rates calculated for "All" age groups are limited to persons age 15 and older.
65. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2008 Overweight and Obesity (BMI)
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Note: Overweight and Obese is total population with 25.0-99.8 BMI (Body Mass Index).
66. National Survey of Children's Health, 2007 Childhood Obesity State Report Cards
http://childhealthdata.org/browse/survey
67. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Tobacco Use
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68. National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports, Volume 60
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Note: Number of birth rates for women aged 15–19 years: United States and each state.
69. National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports, 1990-2009
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Note: By place of residence. Percent of live births weighing less than 2,500 grams.
70. National Kids Count Program, analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
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71. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance. Work Participation Rates Fiscal Year
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/resource-library/search?area[2377]=2377&topic[2357]=2357&type[3084]=3084
Note: Work participation rates measure the degree to which parents in TANF families are engaged in work activities that lead to self-sufficiency. These percentages here represent families with one or more parents.
72. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Work Related Measures: Rates and Ranks of FY 2006 Performance, by Work-Related Measures
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/resource-library/search?tag=5210
Note: United States' value is an average value of 50 states
73. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, Program Accountability and Administrative Division, Quality Control Branch. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control Annual Report: Fiscal Year 2003-2012
http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/qc/
74. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, FY 2006-2010 Application Processing Timeliness
http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/qc/pdfs/2011-processing.pdf
Note: Timeliness is calculated by dividing the number of cases timely processed by the number of cases subject to the timeliness measure. A case is considered processed timely if the household has an opportunity to participate within seven days of the application date for expedited service cases and within 30 days of the application date for regular processing cases.
75. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Household Food Security in the United States, 2003-2009
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76. U.S. Deparrtment of Agriculture, Food and Nutition Services, Program Access Index 2004-2010
http://www.fns.usda.gov/ora/menu/Published/snap/Other.htm
Note: The Program Access Index (PAI) is one of the measures FNS uses to reward States for high performance in the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
77. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Child Maltreatment Annual Report
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78. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Child Maltreatment Annual Report
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb/research-data-technology/statistics-research/child-maltreatment
79. U.S. Census Bureau Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) to the Current Population Survey (CPS)
http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/index.html
Note: The share of children under age 18 who live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level, as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
80. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 7.4]
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91. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 7.23]
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92. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 7.23]
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104. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 7.22]
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106. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 2.6]
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109. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 2.6]
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112. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 2.5]
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113. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 2.5]
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115. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 2.03]
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116. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 2.3]
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117. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 2.3]
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118. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 2.3]
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119. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 2.3]
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120. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 2.2]
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Note: Includes payments to the federal government, primarily state reimbursements for the supplemental security income program.
121. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 9.12]
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122. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 9.12]
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123. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 9.11]
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124. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 9.11]
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125. Child Trends analysis of data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), made available through the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/acrossstates/Rankings.aspx?ind=6273
126. Child Trends analysis of data from the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), made available through the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/acrossstates/Rankings.aspx?ind=6269
127. Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (March supplement), 1990 through 2012.
http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data/tables/66-female-headed-families-receiving-child-support?loc=1&loct=2#ranking/2/any/true/133/any/367
Note: Families headed by an unmarried women (living with one or more of her own children under age 18) receiving child support payments during the previous calendar year.
128. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, FY 2012 Average Monthly SNAP Participation
http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/15SNAPpartPP.htm
129. U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Adminstration for Children and Families, Caseload Data
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ofa/2012trec_tan.pdf?nocache=1358959977
Note: Monthly average number of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients. Fiscal year average is based on data for twelve months.
Note: Fiscal year average is based on data for 12 months
130. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 9.17]
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131. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 9.18]
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133. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 9.22]
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Note: Sources: The Council of State Governments' survey May 2013; NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Death Row U.S.A. Winter 2013 (As of January 1, 2013)
134. Alternatives to Traditional Transportation Fuels 2009
http://www.eia.gov/renewable/alternative_transport_vehicles/pdf/afv-atf2009.pdf
135. American Association for State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation
http://scopt.transportation.org/Pages/MTAPPublications.aspxv
136. US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/bridge/owner.cfm
137. US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics
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138. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 7.7]
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159. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) Information Center, State Rankings
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160. CSG Book of the States, Table 9.5 - Total Expenditures for Public Elementary and Secondary Education
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161. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 10.03]
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162. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 10.03]
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163. U.S. Census Bureau
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164. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 10.03]
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165. U.S. Census Bureau
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166. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 6.8]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/view-content-type/2307
Note: Number Voting - Number voting is number of ballots cast in presidential race.
167. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 6.8]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/view-content-type/2307
Note: North Dakota- No statewide registration required.
168. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 6.8]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/view-content-type/2307
Note: Voting Age Population - Estimated population, 18 years old and over. Includes armed forces in each state, aliens, and institutional population.
169. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 8.4]
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170. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 8.4]
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171. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 8.4]
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172. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 8.4]
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173. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 6.7]
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174. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 6.7]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/drupal/view-content-type/2307
Note: Connecticut, Utah - Candidate nominated by convention. Louisiana has an open primary which requires all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, to appear on a single ballot. If a candidate receives over 50 percent of the vote in the primary, he is elected to the office. If no candidate receives a majority vote, then a single election is held between the two candidates receiving the most votes. In the October 22, 2011 primary election Governor Bobby Jindal (R) received 65.8 percent of the vote, the four Democrats received 28.2 percent of the vote and the other five candidates received the remaining 6 percent of the vote. No run-off election was required. West Virginia - A special election was held on October 4, 2011 to fill the office of governor, which became vacant after the resignation of Governor Joe Manchin, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010. State Senate President Earl Ray Tomblin, first in the line of succession, became governor on November 15, 2010. In January 2011, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that a special election must be held so that the governor would be in place by November 15, 2011, one year after Manchin’s resignation. Alaska - The Democratic Primary combines the candidates from the Democratic Party, the Libertarian Party, and the Alaskan Independence Party. California became an open primary state after passage of Proposition 14 in the June 2010 election. The top two vote-getters in primary races for congressional, state legislative and statewide offices, regardless of political party, will be in a face-off in the general election. Arkansas - Candidate ran unopposed.
175. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 8.3]
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176. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 8.3]
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177. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 8.3]
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178. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 7.24]
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179. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 7.24]
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180. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 7.24]
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181. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 7.24]
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182. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 7.24]
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183. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 3.19]
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184. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 3.19]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/view-content-type/2307
Note: Resolutions' category includes joint and concurrent resolutions.
185. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 3.19]
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186. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 3.19]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/view-content-type/2307
Note: Resolutions' category includes joint and concurrent resolutions.
187. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 3.19]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/view-content-type/2307
188. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 3.3]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/view-content-type/2307
Note: Minnesota - Democratic-Farmer-Labor Nebraska - Unicameral
189. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 3.3]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/view-content-type/2307
Note: Nebraska - Unicameral
190. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 3.3]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/view-content-type/2307
Note: Nevada - Unicameral United States - Senate and combined body (Senate and House/Assembly) totals include Unicameral legislatures. Wisconsin - All House seats contested in even-numbered years; In the Senate 17 seats contested in gubernatorial years; 16 seats contested in presidential years.
191. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 3.3]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/view-content-type/2307
Note: Nebraska - Nonpartisan election
192. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 3.3]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/view-content-type/2307
Note: Minnesota - Democratic-Farmer-Labor Nebraska - Nonpartisan election
193. The Council of State Governments, Book of the States [Table 3.3]
http://knowledgecenter.csg.org/kc/view-content-type/2307
Note: Nevada - Nonpartisan election United States - Senate and combined body (Senate and House/Assembly) totals include Unicameral legislatures. Wisconsin - All House seats contested in even-numbered years; In the Senate 17 seats contested in gubernatorial years; 16 seats contested in presidential years.
194. Gini index for US as tabulated in the 2013 American Community Survey
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195. U.S. State-Level Income Inequality Data - Mark W. Frank, SHSU
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196. U.S. State-Level Income Inequality Data - Mark W. Frank, SHSU
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