Knox has once again been named the poorest community in Indiana, in a recent report from 24/7 Wall St. The financial news website says it used the five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey to find the poorest town in each state.Continue reading
Pulaski County stands to lose several million dollars in income tax revenues over the coming decades, due to declining population. That’s according to Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer. He presented some rough estimates to the county council last week. Continue reading
Efforts to create a five-year plan for Starke County park facilities have hit a bit of an obstacle. The Starke County Park Board had been discussing the possibility of getting a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to help pay for the planning process. But to qualify for the grant, the county would have to prove that residents’ incomes fall beneath a certain threshold. Continue reading
If you have received what you suspected was a fraudulent phone call from someone claiming to be with the U.S. Census Bureau, worry not; it could very well have been a legitimate survey.
North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry said that an elderly citizen had contacted the North Judson Town Hall and stated that she had been contacted numerous times by someone claiming to represent the U.S. Census Bureau and requested information for the American Community Survey. The woman said she was concerned that it was a fraudulent phone call.
Fortunately, Henry contacted the U.S. Census Bureau and discovered that the organization was, indeed, performing the survey. However, no news outlets were notified of the survey, causing those who were contacted to be slightly suspicious.
The U.S. Census Bureau is expected to release Indiana’s 2010 Census data next week. The summary will include data on race and voting age for multiple areas within the State, such as census tracts, voting districts, cities, counties and school districts.