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The Census Geographic Report
SchoolFinances.com has demographic software that allows a geographic area to be drawn on a map and then details the population within that area through the use of a database. The database includes U.S. Census files, Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates, Internal Revenue Service Statistics on tax filers and Medicare eligible population counts. The tables of data present actual data for 1990 and 2000 and estimates for 2016 and projections for 2021. Some of the data included in the report are: Households with and without children, Persons in Families status, Population by Age for 19 Categories, Population estimates by Male and Female, Population by Race and Hispanic Origin categories, and Educational Attainment of the population.

Features of the Census Geographic Report

The report details the demographic characteristics of a defined geographic area. A school district can be mapped by attendance areas to review changing demographic trends within a district.

Report presents information on:

  • 1990 and 2000 Census Data with Estimates for 2016 and Projections for 2021
  • Populations by special groupings (Women in Child Bearing Years and Sr. Citizens)
  • Populations by Age, Gender, Race and of Hispanic Origin
  • Number of Households with and without children
  • Graphs of Populations by Various Groupings
  • Educational Attainment of Population
  • Number of Vehicles
  • Families by Income Ranges with Median and Average Incomes
  • Number of Households with Income and Population per households

Data sources include:

  • US Census from 1990, 2000, 2010, and estimates for 2016 and projections for 2021
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates and projections 
  • Medicare eligible population counts at the ZIP code level 
  • Internal Revenue Service statistics on tax filers and year-to-year migration 
  • Census Bureau's Current Population Survey
  • INSOURCE database, a household level credit and demographic database

Elections Planning Reports

The Elections Planning Reports of SchoolFinances.com were developed to help local school districts coordinate elections and contact local voters to provide information regarding referendum and bond issues. This system helps the district identify and communicate with voters that are most likely to vote in a school district election.

SchoolFinances.com uses the voting records of the state of Minnesota and develops voter lists for individual school districts. This information includes the school district master voter roster. Individual columns are then used to indicate whether the registered voter participated in previous elections. The reports available include:

Master Roster of School District Voters

The master roster is an Excel worksheet with all of the data on the voter registration listing. Name, address fields, telephone number, voting precinct, and congressional districts are included. To this master roster columns are added to indicate whether the individual voted in the specific elections ranging from 2005 through 2016 and whether the individual is listed on any parent or staff lists. Additional columns can be added for collecting information throughout the campaign. The cost of the Master Voter Roster is $350 for districts with 15,000 or fewer voters, and $100 for each 5,000 registered voters over 15,000. So for a district with 30,000 registered voters the cost of the master roster would is $650. For each year of voting history included, the cost is $40.

Voter Matrix Analysis

SchoolFinances.Com can prepare voter reports by age, number of years registered, precinct, minor civil division, judicial district, congressional district, State senatorial district. These reports require definition and will be charged based on the time involved to create the report.

Voter listing for elections from 2008 through 2016 general and primary elections – these voting list worksheets are incorporated into the system as separate worksheets so that informational calls and mailings can be made specifically to these voters if desired. These worksheets can be sorted by name, age group, precinct or other categories based on the determinations of the local election planning team. (The cost of adding an annual voter file and designation on the Voter file is $180 for each election)

School District Parent and Staff Listings

Worksheets can be added for 'parents' or 'staff.' These listings would be provided by the district in Excel format and would include name, address, telephone number, to help identify individuals that the district wants to be certain to make informational calls or mailings. These additional worksheets can be aligned with the master voter roster to determine whether these individuals are registered voters. The cost for adding each parent and/or staff list is $100.

Sample Master Voter Roster 2017

Demographic Studies

This comprehensive study includes a review and analysis of enrollment history, a survey of community planners and developers, a review of birth rates within the district and demographic trends, preparing a census geographic profile report, a review of enrollment options in/out of the district. Other items that are reviewed include non-public school enrollments and the enrollment patterns in neighboring districts. The findings of the study including enrollment projections for the next 5 years are documented in a report that will be presented to the school district. The cost of a demographic study is determined by the size and complexity of the school district. SchoolFinances.com will provide a quotation for the cost of this presentation upon request.

Career Earnings Studies

SchoolFinances.com can complete a study for a school district to review the compensation over the career of staff members. The study will review 26-30 years and step through the schedule reaching the M.A. lane in the 11th year.  The report that can include comparisons with (9) district.  


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