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State Handbook of Economic, Demographic and Fiscal Indicators 2003

For anyone in search of up-to-date information about state economic, demographic, and fiscal conditions, the fifth edition of the biennial AARP Public Policy Institute compilation by David Baer is an easy-to-use reference. Policymakers, public officials, and policy analysts will find useful data on such topics as population, poverty rates, per capita state personal income, state and local revenues, expenditures, tax rates, and property tax relief programs.

State and national comparisons distinguish this handbook from other reference books - as do the 10-year comparisons and average annual growth rates for a number of important indicators. Gender and age comparisons are provided for some of the data.

The 2003 compilation is divided into three sections:

  • First, a state summary section, featuring summary descriptions of each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the entire United States
  • Second, selected state economic, demographic, and fiscal data in separate tables and maps
  • Third, source notes and explanations describing data sources and defining appropriate concepts or terms

State and Territory Reports (PDF)

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut DC Delaware
Florida Georgia Hawaii
Idaho Illinois Indiana
Iowa Kansas Kentucky
Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota
Mississippi Missouri Montana
Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas
Utah Vermont Virginia
Virgin Islands Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming


Written by David Baer, AARP Public Policy Institute

Decmeber 2003
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