Is anyone aware of local area population profiles that focus specifically on the elderly or older population? I have received a data request about this group that covers several subjects. A document of this type might be a good way to answer these and related questions.
Feel free to check out our website to see if we have done any local surveys that might fit the bill for your topics. https://www.aarp.org/research/
I'm not sure whether you're looking for nationwide coverage of local areas, but I manage a site with senior data for Missouri counties only.
Thanks Glenn. I'm looking for data about Massachusetts communities. And thank you Sibora,. You have some interesting material there I will bookmark.
Well, if you need any info on how we get our senior data, or formulas for deriving various indicators, just let me know. Much of it comes from ACS or other federal sources, so could easily be used for Mass.
Glenn - I am interested in learning more about the data sources and formulas you use to create the Missouri Senior Report. Thanks for offering to share this info.
What survey do you use for you health indicators, for example, Percent persons with high blood pressure, 65+? . It looks like you may be using the CDC Places database, which uses the BRFSS and small area estimation. Is it possible to let us know what database/datasets you are using ? You seem to have IRS data.
I'll respond to both you and Cliff once I get permission to share our sources.
Here are some federal (but non-census) sources we use for data about seniors:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – provide county-level data on death including single-year age, 5-year and 10-year age groups, single underlying cause, multiple causes, and demographics from CDC WONDER’s Multiple Causes of Death database.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – county-level data are accessible for monthly enrollments in Medicare by program type (including original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and other health plans, Part A, Part B, Part D, and prescription drug plans).
Feeding America – food insecure people and food insecurity rates by county population are estimated annually in Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap Report.
Health Resources & Services Administration – HRSA provides estimates of current and future health care workforce across care providers and occupational categories, as well as monitors geographical areas of the state designated for shortages of care or as high need (HPSAs).
U.S. Department of Agriculture – the annual USDA Food Insecurity in the United States report includes estimates of food insecurity and very low food security for states.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – three HUD sources provide data for measures of the availability and condition of housing for older adults as well as homelessness risk. https://www.hudexchange.info/homelessness-assistance/ahar/#2021-reports
U.S. Veterans Administration – the VA National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics30 publishes data on the veteran population of each state.
And here is our "master list" (although we don't actually use all of these). This list names the sources (agencies, etc.) but doesn't include table numbers, links, or source variable names. Still, it could be helpful.
Thanks Glenn this is very helpful. I'm aware of some of these data sources but others are new to me. Hope to make use of them in the near future.