The IGFI Annual Fiscal Conditions Reports for Counties, FYE 2020 are now available (https://www.extension.iastate.edu/igfi/county-reports). The reports include the latest population estimates for counties, changes in aggregate metro and non-metro county population during 2010-20, estimated using data from U.S. Census for the year 2020. The reports capture the likely and early impacts the COVID-19 pandemic had on revenues and spending patterns at the county level. In addition, the legislative changes during 2019-2021 impacting county finances are also included to provide context while interpreting trends in the revenue and spending indicators.
The IGFI City Annual Fiscal Conditions Reports, FYE 2020 are now available (https://www.extension.iastate.edu/igfi/city-reports). The reports include the latest population estimates for cities and counties in Iowa, released by the U.S. Census for the year 2020. The reports capture the likely and early impacts the COVID-19 pandemic had on revenues and spending patterns at the municipal level. In addition, the legislative changes during 2019-2021 impacting city finances are also included to provide context while interpreting trends in the revenue and spending indicators.
The Annual Fiscal Condition Reports, FYE 2019 for all cities and counties in Iowa are now available on the Iowa Government Finance Initiative (IGFI) website. The individual reports include revenue and expenditure indicators that track fiscal performance of cities in Iowa. They also include legislative updates that impact city finances.
Published annually for the past four years, the reports use the latest US Census data to provide key socioeconomic indicators for each city that provide the context in which the financial data can be understood. Biswa Das, an assistant professor in community and regional planning at Iowa State University, is the IGFI program leader. Co-authors include Chris Seeger, Professor, Landscape Architecture, Bailey Hanson and Erin Mullenix, Iowa League of Cities and ISU Extension and Outreach. Questions can be directed to Biswa Das, email@example.com
The IGFI 2016 Annual Fiscal Conditions reports for all the 945 municipalities in Iowa have been released and are available on the IGFI website. The 2016 reports have few modifications compared to the FYE 2015 reports. First, the format of the figures in the 2016 reports have been presented differently. Instead of the trend lines, the updated reports use histogram to represent either the per capita or aggregate estimates for the selected indicators in the revenue and expenditure categories. For the 2016 reports, we use the time period 2012-16 to illustrate the trends across all the financial indicators. The legislative updates include changes made at the state level that impact municipalities. The updated reports also include the latest U.S. Census data for 2016. With access to more data now, more cities have fully populated indicators spanning five years. Once we have access to the FYE 2018 data, all 945 cities will have a completed report. As of now, complete reports are available for those cities that had responded to our invitation to share historical AFR data until 2012.