2009 Population Data; Bond Caps and SSBG Allocations

Issue Brief 10-03
January 11, 2010

Summary 

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.