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New American Housing Survey Statistics Provide Insight on U.S. Food Insecurity, Housing and Neighborhood Topics

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Press release with information on American households including, for the first time in the 42 year history of the American Housing Survey, information on food security status.  10.5 million households or 8.9% reported a lack of money to buy adequate amounts of food.  Also covers housing costs, home financing, home improvements, and neighborhood characteristics.  From the Census Bureau


America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2016

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Detailed tables on the demographic characteristics of American adults, the kinds and sizes of households, living arrangements of children, and unmarried couples in households.  From the Census Bureau


The Majority of Children Live with Two Parents

Categories: Children,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release on family arrangements for children.  Since 1960 the percentage of children living with two parents has declined from 88% to 69%.  Also covers other household data such as marriage and family, unmarried couples, and older adults. Offers links to detailed tables. From the Census Bureau


Geographical Mobility: 2015 to 2016

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

A collection of national- and regional-level tables which describe the movement of people within the U.S.  including type of move, reason for moving, and characteristics of those who moved.  Also includes distance of move for those moves across county or state lines.  From the Census Bureau


Americans Moving at Historically Low Rates

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release about migration patterns within the U.S.  Includes statistics by race and region and reasons for moving.  From the Census Bureau


Electorate Profiles: Selected Characteristics of the Citizens, 18 and Older Population

Categories: Education-Higher,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

A set of statistical tables showing estimates of the voting age population broken down by demographic characteristics, including age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, household income, college education and poverty status,  for each state and congressional district.  From the Census Bureau


School Enrollment in the United States: 2015

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Population/Census,Statistics

Tables which provide information on students by age, sex,  race, Hispanic origin, family income, and more.  Covers enrollment from kindergarten to graduate school.  Press release with links to statistical tables.  From the Census Bureau



Household Income: 2015

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Presents data on median household income and the Gini index of income inequality.  Shows a significant increase in median household income at the national level and for 39 states.  2015 median household income for the nation was $55,775, up 3.8% from 2014.  From the Census Bureau.


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