Help for Select Units
The DQS can display data in five formats:
Notes for Use
Select option to view data. Selecting Fraction of General Revenue and Fraction of Total Expenditure may yield decimals greater than 1, depending on the variable selected.
You may also download an Excel spreadsheet containing the CPI, Population and Personal Income numbers used in these calculations.
Data are available for 1977-2010.
"A survey year includes each individual government fiscal year that ended between July 1 of the previous year and June 30 of the survey year. Hence, survey year 2002 (the last census of governments prior to this edition of the Classification Manual), covers individual government fiscal years that ended from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002. The resulting Census Bureau statistics for that survey year are referred to as covering fiscal year 2002.
Population data are mid-calendar year estimates for the year of the data. Example: Selecting the "Per Capita" option for Alabama in 2007 would divide variables by 4,637,904. This is the July 2007 estimate from the Census Bureau.
Personal Income data are for the same calendar year as the year of the data. Example: Selecting the "Fraction of Personal Income" option for Alabama in 2007 would divide variables by $151,999,031,000. This is the personal income amount for Alabama in calendar year 2007. Personal Income data is from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Data can be displayed per capita or as a percentage of personal income only at the state, all local, and state and local aggregate levels. For both Population and Personal Income, the same value is used for each state and year, regardless of the level selected. In other words, 4,637,904 is used to calculate per capita variables for Alabama in 2004 whether the level selected is state, local, or state and local. US Total Population and Personal Income amounts at the state level exclude the District of Columbia, which the Census Bureau classifies as a municipality. Thus the value used to calculate per capita variables for US Total in 2007 is 300,993,486 at the state level and 301,579,895 at the local and state and local levels.