U.S. public-education spending per student fell in 2011 for the first time in more than three decades, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data issued Tuesday.
Public education spending per student fell in 2011 for the first time since 1977, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau. The 50 states and the District of Columbia spent $10,560 per student in 2011, down 0.4% from the previous year. Show More Summary
Back in 2011 the Census Bureau started releasing an alternative measure of income known as the supplemental poverty measure. It takes into account things like government in-kind benefits and necessary out-of-pocket medical costs. The...Show More Summary
Recently, the U.S. Census bureau made news by announcing that in 2012, for the first time ever, the rate of black voter turnout surpassed the rate of white voter turnout in their 2012 post-election survey. According to a new report by...Show More Summary
A REPORT released earlier this month by the Census Bureau found that in 2012, for the first time, voting rates of black Americans exceeded that of whites: 66.2% of eligible black voters cast ballots in the last presidential election, compared with 64.1% of whites (in 2008, the numbers were 64.7% of blacks and 66.1% of whites). Show More Summary
The Census Bureau has just released new population projections based on alternative scenarios for immigration — high, low and constant. The Bureau released their main projection, based on a medium immigration scenario, last fall, which showed the US becoming majority-minority in 2043. The new projections take that conclusion even further. Under all scenarios in the [...]
New projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday reveals that immigration will overtake natural increase (in other words, births minus deaths) as the leading cause of U.S. population increase for the first time in almost two centuries. Three contributing factors to the population increase takeover include declining fertility rates, an aging baby boomer [...]
The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new residential construction declined significantly. NewRead the Rest...
The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported this morning that new housing starts in April fell to an annual seasonally adjusted rate of 853,000, a decrease of 16.5% from the downwardly revised March rate of 1.02 million and a gain of 13.1% above the April 2012 rate of 754,000. Show More Summary
From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and Completions Housing Starts: Privately-owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 853,000. This is 16.5 percent below the revised March estimate of 1,021,000,...Show More Summary
Cross-posted at The Atlantic and Family Inequality. The Census Bureau has a new report on nonmarital births. Based on the American Community Survey — the largest survey of its kind, and the only one big enough to track all states — the...Show More Summary
Jamie Smith Hopkins at The Baltimore Sun writes about the tiny homes more and more Americans are opting for: "U.S. houses got bigger for decades... even as household sizes shrunk, according to Census Bureau figures. But the housing crash, foreclosure crisis and rough recession have pressed some to think differently."
By Sold At The Top: Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest nominal read of retail sales, showing an increase of 0.1% from March. It also showed a gain of 3.7% on a year-over-year basis on an aggregate of all items, including food, fuel, and healthcare services. Show More Summary
The Census Bureau reported that retail sales rose 0.1 percent in April. The consensus estimate had been for a declineRead the Rest...
On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.1% from March to April (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 3.7% from April 2012. From the Census Bureau report: The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail...Show More Summary
After a week with virtually no economic data, this week starts with a bang. At 8:30 AM ET, we get April retail sales. SocGen has a preview: US RETAIL SALES TO SHINE A LIGHT ON Q2 GDP The Census Bureau’s advance report on April retail sales will provide an important first piece of the US Q2 growth puzzle. Show More Summary
Among the most dramatic findings reported in the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS) is a large decline in turnout rates among young people, particularly...
Pew Research looks at the new Census Bureau report on the ethnic breakdown of voters and "if you're a Republican thinking of running for president one day, you may be a bit concerned." "First, whites were 74% of voters last year at a time when they were just 63% of the population. Show More Summary
Reid Wilson: “The electorate that turned out in November to give President Obama a second term is nearly as diverse as the U.S. population at large, according to new data released by the Census Bureau this week. But the nation's fastest-growing minority group isn't experien …
On Wednesday, the Census Bureau released its biannual study of voting patterns in federal elections that included a remarkable finding: African-American voter turnout surpassed that of white, non-Hispanic voters in 2012 for the first time in recent memory, perhaps ever. USA Today ran this news on the front page, and the report received write-ups in [...]