Strategy

One chart shows how July’s housing surge doesn’t change the fact that America is still building fewer houses than it has in the past

Housing starts increased by 22.6% from 1.2 million in June to 1.5 million in July, continuing a three-month rise in new housing construction for privately-owned units. Despite this climb in housing starts, this figure is still low compared to previous decades. The following chart highlights the number of privately-owned housing […]
One chart shows how July’s housing surge doesn’t change the fact that America is still building fewer houses than it has in the past
Lifestyle

Here are the oldest and youngest places in America, in one map

Age distributions vary widely across different parts of the US. Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the US counties with the highest and lowest median ages. Some parts of America have older populations than others. The US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey asks millions of US households each […]
Here are the oldest and youngest places in America, in one map
Tech

Online sales still account for less than 10% of all retail sales

In the two decades since Amazon streamlined the e-commerce process, most retailers have followed suit with an online point of sale option, seeing no other way to compete. As a result, about 70% of Americans (230 million) will make an online purchase in 2018, contributing $US474 billion to total retail […]
Online sales still account for less than 10% of all retail sales
News

Why no one can agree where the South really is

The South is the fastest growing region in the United States. But not everyone agrees on where the South actually is. Experts have varying opinions on which states are part of the South, and there are several things to consider when deciding whether a state is Southern. Of all the […]
Why no one can agree where the South really is
Markets

Here are the US counties where more people are dying than being born

The US is a dynamic and growing country, and the ways in which different regions’ populations change are fascinating. The US Census Bureau recently released its annual estimates of how the populations of each of the 3,142 counties and county equivalents in the US changed from 2016 to 2017. One […]
Here are the US counties where more people are dying than being born