The Census Bureau released its latest population data last week, providing a portrait of the nation through July of 2012. Among the most interesting findings was that, for the first time, deaths among white Americans exceeded births. While this does not mean, of course, that white people are about to disappear, it is nonetheless a [...]
URL: http://www.census.gov/construction/nrc/pdf/newresconst.pdf (housing starts) http://www.census.gov/construction/nrc/pdf/newresconst.pdf (NAHB) The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said thatRead the Rest...
From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and Completions Housing Starts: Privately-owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 914,000. This is 6.8 percent above the revised April estimate of 856,000 and is...Show More Summary
Asians were the fastest growth ethnic or racial demographic group in the United States during 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau announced on Thursday. There were 18.9 million individuals of Asian heritage in the United States at the end of 2012, according to the U.S. Show More Summary
The U.S. Census Bureau released some figures Thursday that are going to make certain people in America just as pissed off as watching an adorable girl enjoy Cheerios with her mixed race family: for the first time, America has just as many ethnic minority babies and toddlers as white ones. Show More Summary
In a surprise to demographers, deaths exceeded births among American whites for the first time in a century, according to new data released this week by the Census Bureau. For the year ending July 2012, there were 12,000 more deaths among the white population than the number off births. Show More Summary
White deaths in the US now outnumber white births, the US Census Bureau announced Thursday. This trend began in 2012, with more white American citizens dying than are being born. A natural decrease in the white population of 12,400 individuals, or 12.4 percent, is what the Census’ study estimates occurred over the last year. Demographers [...]Show More Summary
Over 11,000 people participated in the first annual National Day of Civic Hacking on June 1st and 2nd, 2013. At the event, developers collaborated with government agencies and entrepreneurs to create applications that help solve civic and social problems impacting local communities. Show More Summary
"... a surprising slump coming more than a decade before the Census Bureau says that the ranks of white Americans will likely drop with every passing year." "Slump" — used there by The Washington Post — sounds kind of mean. The first...Show More Summary
The demographic shift toward historic racial and ethnic minorities in the United States has now reached a point where minority children under the age of five have reached parity in numbers with white children. The Census Bureau said that by July 2012, minority children under five years old comprised 49.9% of that age group nationwide. Show More Summary
The District's reputation as "Chocolate City" is still intact, but only barely, according to figures released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. [ more › ]
The Census Bureau reported that retail sales jumped 0.6 percent in May, building on the 0.1 percent gain of April.Read the Rest...
The Washington Post reports on the new Census Bureau release: More white people died in the United States last year than were born, a surprising slump coming more than a decade before the Census Bureau says that the ranks of white Americans will likely drop with every passing year. The decline in fertility is likely […]
The Census Bureau’s latest report shows Asians to be the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. Their population rose 2.9 percent, or 530,000, from 2011 to 2012 to 18.9 million, 60 percent of which was from international immigration. Hispanics were second largest in growth, with their population rising by 2.2 percent, or more [...]
On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.6% from April to May (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 4.3% from May 2012. From the Census Bureau report: The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail...Show More Summary
The Post ran an article highlighting new data from the Census Bureau showing that the number of white people who died last year exceeded the number who were born. It concludes the piece by citing William Frey, a demographer at Brookings: "the...Show More Summary
As I clock into this blog at about 5:26 a.m., I wanted to mention a couple of reports that caught my eye. One is an embargoed release from the Census Bureau that reveals the status of the population on July 1, 2012. Though the details can’t be spilled until tomorrow, it is safe to say we are older and less white than we used to be.
So reports the Census Bureau. From CNN Money: During the past three years, the average size of new homes has grown significantly, according to a Census Bureau report released Monday. In 2012, the median home in the U.S. hit an all-time record of 2,306 square feet, up 8% from 2009. During the recession, Americans downsized [...]
I'm beginning to believe that the gears for the kind of massive social change that's needed to solve the current environmental crisis might not exist in the US but another country... The Census Bureau released updated statistics this...Show More Summary
John H. Thompson, nominated by President Obama to lead the Census Bureau, would have a big set of challenges if he takes office, starting with possible blowback from reports about the PRISM program.