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Census 2020 Population by Race

Population Trends by Race and Ethnicity: Findings from the 2020 Census Peters, D.  ISU Extension and Outreach: SOC3098. How diverse is Iowa? What role does diversity play in our state’s population growth? These are important questions as new residents are essential for Iowa to have a thriving economy and quality of life. The U.S. Census … Continue reading Census 2020 Population by Race

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NSF awards grant to study impacts and responses to COVID-19 in Iowa small towns.

The National Science Foundation’s Sociology program has awarded a $200,000 rapid response grant to document the health, socioeconomic, and emotional impacts of COVID-19 in Iowa small towns. The project is led by Iowa State University rural sociology professor David Peters, along with University of Iowa professors Mark Berg in sociology and Nicole Novak in public … Continue reading NSF awards grant to study impacts and responses to COVID-19 in Iowa small towns.

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NSF awards $1.5 million grant to study smart shrinkage using ISTP data

The National Science Foundation’s Smart and Connected Communities (SCC) program awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant to study rural smart shrinkage for the next three years. The SCC grant used ISTP data to identify shrink smart towns. This larger project continues work from a NSF SCC planning grant awarded in 2017. The new funding allows … Continue reading NSF awards $1.5 million grant to study smart shrinkage using ISTP data