The site summaries were drawn primarily from the final reports to OVC from the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) and the Alabama Attorney General's Office and the 17 subgrantees' final reports. The demographic information found at the beginning of each site summary was obtained from the final reports of NSA and the Alabama Attorney General's Office, final reports of the subgrantees, and the U.S. Census Bureau's State and County Quick Facts Web site.
Census information cited in this section includes the 2000 census (persons per square mile, percentage of residents 25 years and older who have college degrees, percentage of residents who speak a language other than English in their homes, and population of counties, cities, and towns); 2004 census (median household income and poverty rates); 2005 census (racial/ethnic breakdown of population); and 2006 census (population estimates for counties).
Population estimates (2006) for cities and towns were drawn from the U.S. Census Bureau's Population Estimates for All Places: 2000 to 2006. Note that the demographic data were drawn from multiple U.S. Census years due to availability of estimates; hence, demographic snapshots of sites may not be fully up-to-date; a 2006 population estimate may be presented with a 2005 breakdown of the population by race/ethnicity. However, keep in mind that the intent of the demographic information presented in each site summary is to provide the reader with a general introduction to the site.