The Census Bureau said that private, nonresidential manufacturing construction spending rose sharply, up 6.2 percent in May to an annualizedRead the Rest...
Earlier today, the Census Bureau reported that overall construction spending increased in May:The U.S. Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that construction spending during May 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,035.8 billion, 0.8 percent above the revised April estimate of $1,027.0 billion. Show More Summary
On Friday, the Supreme Court made a historic ruling legalizing gay marriage throughout the United States. We decided to take a closer look at America's same sex couples. The Census Bureau's American Community Survey is a giant annual...Show More Summary
U.S.: New Census Bureau data revealed that the U.S. Hispanic population increased to 55.4 million people last year with growth seen in nearly all states. Argentina: An Argentine court confirmed the indictment against Vice President Amado...Show More Summary
The Census Bureau just released its annual estimates of the US population, broken out by race, sex and age. One of the most intriguing results they reported on was that 2014 was the first year in history in which a majority of children under the age of 5 were identified as some racial and ethnic group other than non-Hispanic white alone. Show More Summary
A new Census Bureau report shows the baby-boom generation fading further into the gray and giving way to millennials in a country whose younger generations are also becoming more diverse.The white population in the United States reached an all-time high median age of 43, while those younger than 5 were outnumbered by minority children.Read full article >>
Most of us have heard the disheartening "78 cents" statistic whenever discussions about the gender pay gap arise: The stat itself stems from a 2013 U.S. Census Bureau report, which found that women make approximately 78 cents to the dollar of what men earn. Show More Summary
The Census Bureau reports New Home Sales in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 546 thousand. The previous three months were revised up by a total of 34 thousand (SA)."Sales of new single-family houses in May 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Show More Summary
The Census Bureau said that new durable goods orders declined by 1.8 percent in May, extending the 1.5 percent decreaseRead the Rest...
When statistician Nathan Yau of FlowingData came across the 56-page Statistical Atlas of the United States, first produced by the U.S. Census Bureau in 1874 using data from the 1870 census, he was annoyed to find that publishing of America’s...Show More Summary
When African Americans research their genealogy, they often hit what is known as the wall: no records to be found before the 1870 United States Federal Census which was the first to enumerate former slaves. Before that number of slaves he owned was noted under the master’s entry, but it was purely statistical. There were [...]
The Statistical Atlas of the United States is a treasure trove for data lovers produced by the Census Bureau — but the last one to made dates back all the way to 2000. So Nathan Yau decided to make his own, using just publicly available data. It’s amazing. More »
The Statistical Atlas of the United States is a treasure trove for data lovers produced by the Census Bureau—but the last one to made dates back all the way to 2000. So Nathan Yau decided to make his own, using just publicly available data. It’s amazing. Read more...
One of the fastest growing trends in the workforce today is telecommuting. According to the United States Census Bureau, 35% or 13.4 million workers worked from home in 2010. The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) reported...Show More Summary
The Census Bureau is no stranger when it comes to reporting absolute gibberish "data": recall one month ago the bureau reported the biggest housing starts print in the Northeast since June of 2008 on what many tried to "justify" as weather-deferred construction, but which will soon be revised far lower. Show More Summary
The Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said that new housing starts were somewhat lowerRead the Rest...
From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,036,000. This is 11.1 percent below the revised April estimate of 1,165,000, but...Show More Summary
On Thursday, the Census Bureau's report on May retail sales said that seasonally adjusted sales came in 1.2 percent higher than April. The press almost universally cited that result as demonstrating that the economy's rough patch earlier...Show More Summary
In 2012, the Census Bureau announced that nonwhite births exceeded white births for the first time. In 2013, it noted that more whites were dying than were being born. In March, it projected that non-Hispanic whites would be a minority by 2044.But the forecast of an imminent white minority, which some take as a given, is wrong. Show More Summary
Census figures are likely underestimating the size of the multiracial population in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday. The Census Bureau estimates that 2.1 percent of the population is multiracial. Show More Summary