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Americans still love the suburbs, and are still moving there from big cities. According to the Census Bureau’s most recent release on inter-county migration shows that in some of the nation’s largest cities, the trend is to move out to far-flung suburbs. The Census keeps track of population flows between […]
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the top watchdog in the House of Representatives, wants answers on a New York Post storyalleging that Census Bureau workers manipulated data that went into the monthly unemployment report. Issa, the chair of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter to Census Bureau Director John Thompson […]
The U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday that a source named in a New York Post storyclaiming it had “faked” unemployment data hasn’t worked at the Bureau since 2011. A Census spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider that the Census Bureau employee quoted in the story, Julius Buckmon, has not worked there […]
A new NBER paper examining how the Internet affects our lives is getting passed around. The paper, authored by Scott Wallsten, included some stats from the BLS’s American Time Use Survey. According to the 2012 survey, the average American spent… 8.8 hours working or in work-related activities, 7.7 hours sleeping, […]
One for mum, one for dad, and one for the Blues.
Asian households have the highest median income.
The melting pot hasn't fully melted.
The melting pot hasn't fully melted.
Republicans represent a whiter, more rural America.
What manufacturing renaissance?
Nine in 10 of America’s fastest-growing counties by population are in states that went for Mitt Romney in November, according to new Census data.
The debate over the benefits and pitfalls of working from home has been ignited by Yahoo’s decision to end its flexible work program, followed by a similar move from Best Buy.
[credit provider=”U.S. Census Brueau”] If one thing is made clear by the latest Census report on the geographic concentration of high-income households, it’s this:Wealthy people love living on the water’s edge.
The U.S. Census has published its list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest concentrations of wealth in the country.
John Nelson and the wizards at IDV Solutions have created a series of maps plotting economic data (via AGS) by Census county level.
[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bizansist_touchup.jpg”] What New York City was in the 1900s, London was in the 1800s, Constantinople was in the 600s, and so forth, back to Jericho in 7000 BC.They were the largest cities in the world, and arguably the epicenters of human civilisation.
Everyone’s had bosses they’ve either connected or clashed with. But the real world impact of good management can be lost in the sea of people and data at large companies, or is hard to see outside of individual anecdotes.
[credit provider=”paparutzi / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/paparutzi/1062532768/”] Here are some quick stats from the Census: Census Bureau Projects U.S. Population of 315.1 Million on New Year’s Day As our nation prepares to begin the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected that on Jan. 1, 2013, the total United States population […]
[credit provider=”besighyawn via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/besighyawn/2469470367/”] The Census Bureau forecasts that the U.S. will become a minority-majority population for the first time in 2043, according to its first set of new population projections based on the most recent 2010 U.S. Census,This means that non-Hispanic whites will, for the first time, comprise less […]
[credit provider=”AP Images”] More people moved out of California in 2011 than moved in, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau, signaling that the Democrat-run state’s economic woes continue to drive residents away.Most statisticians attribute California’s net loss of 100,000 people last year to its high cost of […]
Just 94 out of the more than 3,000 counties in America saw statistically significant increases in median household income between 2007 and 2011, according to new Census data.
America’s population will grow 40 per cent through 2060 after growing 60 per cent for most of the 20th century, according to new Census data.
A new report from the Kauffman Foundation takes a look at new data from the Census Bureau, which has started to include companies’ ages and sizes in its employment data. That lets researchers compare employment and salary trends between young and established companies in a more comprehensive way.
The U.S. Census released new statistics this week on poverty in America, and the results were surprising.
[credit provider=”Flickr / Britt Selvitelle” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bs/2245640803/in/photostream/”] Here’s another reason to curse your morning commute: People who work in their PJs occasionally are earning more money than you.That’s according to new data from the Census, which found that more workers are doing the here today, work from home tomorrow thing a whole […]
Americans are alone. Or at least they are living that way.
The extent of one’s early childhood education is a pretty accurate predictor of later success in life.
[credit provider=”Eric Iles via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/phaez/2472952840/”] The population working exclusively from home increased from 4.8 per cent of all workers to 6.6 per cent from 1997 to 2010, according to a new report from the Census.They are a breed apart, the data show.
[credit provider=”AP”] The number of Americans reporting bi-racial backgrounds exploded in the past decade, according to a new Census report.People identifying as two-or-more races grew 32 per cent, to 9 million people, while single-race individuals grew by just 9 per cent.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WashMonument_WhiteHouse.jpg”] Counties around Washington, D.C. dominated a list of the 10 most affluent counties in the country, which was released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau‘s 2011 American Community Survey.Seven of the top 10 counties on the list, which is based on median household income levels, surround […]
[credit provider=”U.S. Census Bureau” url=”http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-02.pdf”] The U.S. Census Bureau released its, 2011 American Community Survey Estimates, on Wednesday.We’ve gone through it and one thing jumped out to us: the disparity state by state.
[credit provider=”Flickr / seattlemunicipalarchives” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/4195090267/in/photostream/”] WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s poor remained stuck at record levels, although dwindling unemployment benefits and modest job gains helped stave off what experts had predicted would be the fourth rise in a row in the poverty rate.With joblessness persistently high, the gap […]
[credit provider=”jrk via vimeo” url=”http://vimeo.com/1418162″] According to a new report from the U.S. Census, there are now 89,004 incorporated counties, cities, townships and school districts.That’s 472 fewer than in 2007!
The U.S. Census Bureau just published its list of the fastest growing big cities in America.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capitol_Hill_-_blue_sky_with_clouds.jpg”] Last week, in a seemingly little-noticed vote, the House passed an appropriations bill that would prevent the completion of the 2010 Census and end the inter-decade American Community Survey.As it turns out though, many did notice — those who would be directly affected by the loss […]
The Depression led to an effort to enhance and expand data collection on employment and I was hoping the housing bubble and bust would lead to a similar effort to collect better housing related data. From the BLS history:
[credit provider=”U.S. Census Bureau” url=”http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acs-19.pdf”] The U.S. foreign-born population has reached its highest level since 1920, according to a new Census Bureau report.The 2010 American Community Survey, an annual poll of about 3 million U.S. households, found that the number of foreign-born U.S. residents rose from 31 million in 2000 to 40 […]
[credit provider=”icaromoreno via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/icaromoreno/3944419869/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Prior to profiling the “Go-Nowhere Generation,” the New York Times was also examining the living-alone era.“I have this pair of white flax bloomers that go down to my knee,” Kate Bolick, who last fall wrote a massive cover story for The Atlantic on her inability […]
[credit provider=”National Archives “] Every 10 years, the Census Bureau records how many people are living in the United States.Today, most households are able to send in their surveys by mail. But in 1940, more than 100,000 Census workers walked house-to-house collecting information about the U.S. population.
The 1940 census was just released by the U.S. government, allowing millions of people to find out more about their family history.
[credit provider=”Dina Spector/Business Insider”] It took a little bit of digging, but I found my grandmother — her name, that is. It’s one of more than 130 million buried among nearly four million digital images of 1940 Census forms released to the public on Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Interest in the newly released 1940 U.S. census is so great that the government website with the information was nearly paralysed shortly after the records became available to the public for the first time.
America’s urban areas are growing more quickly than ever. The nation’s urban population grew by 12.1 per cent between 2000 and 2010, compared to an overall nationwide growth rate of 9.7 per cent for the same period, the U.S. Census Bureau announced this week.
[credit provider=”blentley” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/blentley/3097731514/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] America’s Asian population grew 45.6 per cent over the past decade, faster than any other ethnic group, according to new data from the U.S. Census. The number of Americans identifying as Indian showed the largest overall increase, growing by 1.3 million. Non-Taiwanese Chinese were next at 1.1 […]
The US Census has put together an infographic on how America has changed since 1940. It’s practically a different country.
No matter what they studied or which field they work in, men out earn women every time, according to this dismal new report from the U.S. Census Bureau which assesses the value of higher education in America. Attending college pays off for women, but it pays even more if you’re a […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Claire” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockinfree/4950481474/”] Ever wonder how much the flower and chocolate industries make off of your attempts to impress that smouldering co-worker across the hall?Now the U.S. Census Bureau has the answers.
There has been much debate over the weekend regarding the 1.2 million individuals who moved into the “Not In labour Force” category in Friday’s Bureau of labour Statistics report, which included an increase to the total population of 1.5 million. From the Wall Street Journal:
[credit provider=”Wikimedia” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/London_Ontario_Urban_Sprawl.jpg”] As America prepare to celebrate Black History Month, revelations both encouraging and discouraging from the Manhattan Institute: A report released yesterday finds that the segregation of blacks in America’s cities has hit its lowest point since 1910, thanks in part to the rise of black suburbanization, changes in the […]
[credit provider=”wikipedia commons”] UPDATE:
New York has no shortage of single people. But if you’re looking for a mate, beware: they aren’t evenly distributed around the city.
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/3937474049/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] With better health care and technological advances, humans are living longer and longer.But your chances of living longer than the nationwide average of 74 years is better in some states than in others.
[credit provider=”Wikipedia Commons”] Cities have played an important role in human history for over 9,000 years.Jericho, the oldest city on record with a population of 2,000, was the centre of commerce and learning in its day. So was Uruk, Mari and other great cities through history to Tokyo, which is […]
[credit provider=”doug_wertman” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nanoprobe67/6337000397/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Even the job market is bigger in Texas.More than 363,000 Californians have flocked to the Lone Star state in the last five years, according to the U.S. Census.
New U.S. census data (via NPR) tells a story I have long since suspected: More young adults — and particularly, young men — are living with their parents.
The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office recently released a much-discussed study showing that over the past three decades the income of the highest-paid Americans has soared while the income of others has grown much more modestly.
[credit provider=”ap”] It’s no surprise that ‘Occupy’ is spreading throughout the country — the income gap between Americans is getting wider and it’s most obvious in the South.Florida leads the trend with four of the country’s most unequal cities, and Georgia is close behind.
[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/tifotter/4118041118/”] Forget about the double dip. For most Americans the downturn has been getting worse and worse since 2007.Median household income declined a shocking 6.7 per cent from June 2009 to June 2011, compared to 3.2 per cent declines from December 2007 to June 2009.
[credit provider=”AP”] The September U.S. jobs report blew away expectations this morning. Non-farm payrolls grew by 103,000. However, unemployment remains stubbornly high at 9.1%.
The economy is weak, unemployment is high, and everyone is in a funk. But these 12 industries are plugging along quite nicely. In fact, they’re all growing at a rate of over 15%.
[credit provider=”By Mattastic! on Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmcnier/5512752999/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] The U.S. Census on Tuesday told its employees they had to stop sleeping on the job (via The Washington Post). Apparently it’s been somewhat of a regular problem for the government office’s Maryland headquarters, where a handful of workers could regularly be spotted napping in […]
[credit provider=”flickr: r.f.m Il” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/robhardingii/2837302799/”] New census data released today reveals that the recession has made American 20 to 30-somethings into a Lost Generation of unemployed and underemployed, the AP reports.According to economists, this trend will continue through the decade, and when its over, it will take another decade for […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=chile%20poverty&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1302708732&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=218b58b2bbe0da11af9f0014c2589dfb&dbm=PY2000&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Last month, we detailed the dismal state of the nation’s economy .Now that the Census Bureau has released new poverty figures , we wanted to give you another snapshot of how Americans are faring more than two years after the recession.
Good morning. Here’s the news:1. Martin Wolf writes: “Today, raging fire must be put out. Only then can attempts at building a more fireproof eurozone begin. The least bad option would be for the ECB to ensure liquidity for solvent governments and financial institutions, without limit.” He adds that the […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Solitude_2_-_homeless.jpg”] The Census Bureau data is out on 2010, and it confirmed the recession’s deep impact on Americans. From the report: Household income dropped under $50,000 since 2009 to $49,445 46.2 million people were under poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009 That’s the largest […]
There’s no question that in past 50 years the divorce rate in the U.S. has increased.
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Data Pointed” url=”http://www.datapointed.net/2011/04/maps-us-population-change-2000-2010-census/”] In the past decade there was an exodus from downtown to the suburbs in many American cities.Chicago, which saw a 6.9 per cent decline in population, suffered the greatest losses at the city centre, while population increased in the suburbs.
Cities have been critical in human development for almost 10,000 years. We looked at thousands of years’ worth of data to determine the 16 greatest cities in human history. Each entry on the list was a center of commerce, technology, and innovation, from ancient Jericho to modern-day Tokyo. Cities have […]
Former President Bill Clinton reportedly once called Ron Brownstein of The National Journal the “best political reporter” in America. He may well be.
[credit provider=”Wikipedia”] We’re back with Weekend Reading, a Friday feature for Business Insider readers who find themselves looking for a wider view of what is happening in the news. We offer for your consideration a “book of the week” and a number of presentations, articles and essays that we found especially […]
[credit provider=”Flickr”] Detroit lost 25% of its population – or 237,000 people – over the last decade, according to new U.S. Census data.It’s the largest percentage drop for any American city, the NYT reports, with the exception of New Orleans, which lost 29% of the pop. after Hurricane Katrina. The […]
Every three months the Census Bureau releases an interesting survey of US housing inventory and vacancy for both owner occupied and rental housing. I include a review of this data along with the shorter term and real time indicators on the owner occupied housing market in my proprietary housing updates.
New census data reveals a shocking 6.9 per cent exodus from Chicago in the past decade.Chicago’s population dropped to 2,695,598, only a slightly higher than fourth largest city Houston. The city’s black population fell the most with a 17 per cent decline.