2009 Population Data; Bond Caps and SSBG Allocations
On December 22, 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau released resident state population estimates for July 2009. The new data identify population shifts and affect certain grant-in-aid and other formulas. Overall, the U.S. population continues to grow at just less than 1% per year. Wyoming was the fastest-growing state, supplanting Utah in 2008 and Nevada in 2007.
This Issue Brief summarizes the new Census population estimates and calculates their effect on 2010 tax-exempt private-activity bond limitations and Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) allocations.