Poverty Data & Resources
The Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis
The Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) transforms public data into useful information. They strive to engage their audience and seek communication form local community perspectives. The Missouri KIDS COUNT data can be found on this website as well.
The National Center for Children in Poverty
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is a public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation.
Missouri Economic Research and Information Center
MERIC is the research division for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. We provide innovative analyses and assistance to policymakers and the public, including studies of the state’s targeted industries and economic development initiatives.
US Census Bureau
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. Poverty information can be found in the "American Community Survey" and the "Small Area Income & Population Estimates" or ACS and SAIPE.
In addition to the resources listed here, MACA, as the poverty information experts in Missouri, has developed the Comprehensive Community Needs Assessment Tool (CCNA) to assist in education and planning efforts. The tool draws information from a variety of state, federal and other sources to provide a detailed report on issues that impact communities at the county level. Agencies wishing to access this reporting tool may do so by becoming MACA organizational members.
MACA Organizational Membership Information