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May 02, 2011

NEO CANDO Updates for Social and Economic Data (Part 1)

Population Change

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development has released social and economic updates for NEO CANDO (Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing).

In the first part of this update from April 2011 are:

2010 Census Redistricting Data

The Census 2010 redistricting data are now available for the 17 NEO CANDO counties. Some census boundaries change from Census year to Census year. In order to compare data between the 2000 and 2010 Censuses, we used GIS techniques to put the 2010 Census data into 2000 census boundaries. This is the same method we used to put the 1990 Census data into 2000 census boundaries.

Nine of the seventeen counties in NEO CANDO experienced total population decreases between 2000 and 2010 (Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Mahoning, Richland, Stark, Summit, and Trumbull counties) and seven counties (Ashland, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Portage and Wayne) experienced population gains. Cuyahoga County, with a decrease of more than 8%, had the biggest drop and Medina County, with an increase of more than 14%, had the greatest population gain between 2000 and 2010.

The map below illustrates population changes in the minor civil divisions (cities and townships) of the 17 NEO CANDO counties.

Population Change

For more information about total population changes in your community, visit

2009 HMDA Data

The 2009 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data are available on NEO CANDO. The Federal Reserve Board revised the rules for reporting price information on higher-priced loans. Before October 1, 2009, home purchase loans with rate spread are those loans with an interest rate that is 3 percentage points higher (first-lien) or 5 percentage points higher (subordinate-lien) than the Treasury Security Yield. Under the amended rule, for loan applications taken on or after October 1, 2009, interest rates are compared with the Average Prime Offer Rate (APOR) instead. Lenders report the spread if the spread is equal to or greater than 1.5 percentage points for a first-lien loan or 3.5 percentage points for a subordinate-lien loan. Thus, rate spread data for the latter part of 2009 are not comparable to prior years. For more information about the HMDA data, visit

Also read the rest of the NEO CANDO updates for April.

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