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Charlotte population tops 800,000

As the UPoR reports, the official estimate per the Census Bureau for 2014 for Charlotte was 809,958, up 2 percent from 2013. Doing the math, should that 2 percent a year population growth rate continue, then Charlotte would hit a million residents in 2025…

The Fallacy Of Unequivocal Faith In The Fed's Babbling Bubble-Blowers

Submitted by Jeffrey Snider via Alhambra Investment Partners, To preserve any idea that the US is not heading into recession, the FOMC is now wholly reliant on statistical processes within the BEA’s use of the Census Bureau’s updated ARIMA-X13 modeling system. Show More Summary

EPI’s Family Budgets and Income Sufficiency in Denver

Applying EPI's family budget thresholds to Census Bureau data on Denver shows that many—indeed, more than 40 percent—of the region’s residents are struggling to achieve economic security. As policymakers in Denver consider measures to raise incomes for area residents, they should be fully aware of just how far many in the community are from this benchmark.

Here's the fastest growing town in every state

The US Census Bureau just released estimates of the population in every town, city, and village in the United States as of July 1, 2014. Using those estimates, we found the town in each state with the largest percent increase in population between 2013 and 2014. Show More Summary

Secular Trends in New Residential Building Permits and Housing Starts

Yesterday we reported separately on the latest residential building permits and housing starts in the government's report for April data, courtesy of the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

US Census Bureau Adds City SDK to Aid National Day of Civic Hacking

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that its new City SDK will sit as the centerpiece of one of the challenges at the upcoming National Day of Civic Hacking.

Millennials: Are Gen Y Women an Untapped Market?

Today, Millennials (individuals born after 1980) are a highly targeted advertising market. It's not hard to see why brands are vying for attention from this generation. According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 18-to-34...Show More Summary

Quarterly Housing Starts by Intent

In addition to housing starts for April, the Census Bureau also released the Q1 "Started and Completed by Purpose of Construction" report today.It is important to remember that we can't directly compare single family housing starts to new home sales. Show More Summary

Housing Starts Rebounded Strongly in April, Growing at Fastest Pace since November 2007

The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that residential construction activity rebounded strongly inRead the Rest...

Housing Starts increased to 1.135 Million Annual Rate in April, Highest since 2007

From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,135,000. This is 20.2 percent above the revised March estimate of 944,000 and...Show More Summary

Surprise! Government Data Again Show Rising Drugstore Profits

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its latest Annual Retail Trade Report. These government-collected data provide the most complete industry picture of retail drugstore profits. As you can see in the chart below, drugstores’ gross margins reached 24.6%—their highest levels in eight years. Show More Summary

7 things to do before you move homes

Are you moving homes this year? If you live in the United States, there's a good chance you might be. Between 2012 and 2013, 35.9 million Americans, roughly 9% of the population, moved residences, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Despite the frequency with which many Americans move, few will tell you the process is stress-free. Show More Summary

Historic Chart of the Day

Based on today's Census Bureau report on April retail sales, consumer spending at "Food Services and Drinking Places" (restaurants and bars, see red line) was greater than grocery store sales (blue line) in April for the third straight month, reversing a longstanding pattern of food spending and establishing a new US consumer milestone. Show More Summary

Consumers Remained Cautious in their Spending in April

Consumers remained cautious in their spending in April, according to the Census Bureau. Retail sales were unchanged for the month,Read the Rest...

Retail Sales unchanged in April

On a monthly basis, retail sales were unchanged from March to April (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 0.9% from April 2014.From the Census Bureau report:The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail...Show More Summary

Here come retail sales ... (XRT)

The April report on retail sales is set for release from the Census Bureau at the bottom of the hour. Expectations are for sales to rise 0.2% in April after a 0.9% advance in March. Excluding the sales of cars and gas, sales are expected...Show More Summary

US Census Keeps Marriage Questions

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Responding in part to pressure from the Family Research Council, the US Census Bureau has decided to keep the marriage-related questions that appear on the survey it sends to nearly 300,000 households every month. The bureau had proposed...Show More Summary

10 Reasons You'll Love Living In A Majority-Minority America

B y 2043, the Census Bureau predicts that the United States will become a "majority-minority" country, in which no racial group makes up more than half of the population. While we can't know exactly what the future holds for the nation, we imagine it will mean more diversity. Show More Summary

Enormous, Humongous March Trade Deficit Creating Jobs Elsewhere

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that the March goods and services trade deficit was $51.4 billion. This was an increase of $15.5 billion, or 43.1 percent, from the revised figure of $35.9 billion in February. March exports were $187.8 billion, up $1.6 billion from February. Show More Summary

The Top Export From Each State

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Click to enlarge Today's map comes from the cost estimating website  Fixr.com, who used data from the U.S. Census Bureau to find out what each state for exporting. Strangely, New York has been unloading a lot of diamonds. If you click...Show More Summary

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