What States Were Hardest Hit by the Coronavirus?
The Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey highlights state-to-state differences in hits to household income.
What information will the Household Pulse Survey collect?
The Household Pulse Survey will ask individuals about their experiences in terms of employment status, spending patterns, food security, housing, physical and mental health, access to health care, and educational disruption. The questionnaire is a result of collaboration between the U.S. Census Bureau and the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The data collected will enable the Census Bureau to produce statistics at a state level and for the 15 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). The survey also is designed to be longitudinal: data will provide insights with regard to how household experiences changed during the pandemic.
When will Data be Made Available from the Household Pulse Survey?
Data collection for the Household Pulse Survey began on April 23, 2020. The Census Bureau will collect data for 90 days, and release data on a weekly basis. (For the first release, the Census Bureau anticipates it will take two weeks after the first week of data collection to prepare and weight the data; subsequent releases will then be made on a weekly basis.)
Hit to Household Income by Week
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The Census Bureau provides a data download. I created the above 4 tables by a sort to see who was hardest hit and least hit by Covid-19.
Congratulations to those well-deserving, hard-working people in our nation's capitol who have the least hit to household income.