Federal Spending, Poverty, and Population

This analysis examines the distribution of total federal spending by state. Distribution of Federal Spending We begin with a look at the distribution of total expenditures by state. The distribution of expenditures is far more equal than that of federal revenues. Particularly states with particularly high expenditures enjoy roughly double the Five states receive particularly high […]

Combined Statistical Areas

What are Combined Statistical Areas? A Combined Statistical Area (CSA) is a large geographic region comprised of localities (townships, towns, cities) that are substantially sustained by, and dependent on, a common urban center. The concept of Combined Statistical Areas denotes our sense of major cities’ “greater metropolitan areas”. For example, New York’s CSA stretches out […]