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Distribution of Household Wealth in the U.S.: 2000 to 2011

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Median net worth increased for U.S. households in the top 40% of income brackets between 2000 and 2011 but decreased for households in the bottom 60%.  The result was a widening wealth gap between those at the top and those in the middle to bottom of the net worth distribution.  Includes details on distribution of household wealth by socio-economic characteristics.  From the Census Bureau


Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Women

Describes changes and trends in fertility patterns among women in the U.S.  Examines fertility patterns by age, race, citizenship, employment status, and marital status.  Since 2005 more young mothers (those under age 23) were cohabiting (38%) than were married (24%) at the time of their first birth.  From the Census Bureau


65+ in the United States: 2010

Statistics on the size and growth, socio-economic characteristics, geographic distribution, labor force participation, and longevity and health of the elderly population.  From the Census Bureau


Changes in Areas with Concentrated Poverty: 2000 to 2010

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Statistics

Compares poverty data from the 2000 Census with that from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey.  Finds that in 2010 more than 77 million people lived in poverty areas, defined as census tracts with a poverty rate of 20% or more.  The percentage of people living in such areas grew from 18 to 25.7% between 2000 and 2010.  From the Census Bureau


As the Nation Ages, Seven States Become Younger

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Press release on aging trends in the U.S.  Median age declines occurred in Great Plains states with energy booms. Overall the median age fell in 403 of the nation’s 3,143 counties.  Also provides statistics on racial diversity  in the nation.  From the Census Bureau


English-Speaking Ability of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2012

Categories: Education,Immigration/Migration,Language,Population/Census,Statistics


This report examines English use at home and English-speaking ability among the foreign-born, focusing on the relationships between English-speaking ability and place of birth, level of education, and years spent living in the U.S.  From the Census Bureau


Characteristics of the Foreign-Born Population by Nativity and U.S. Citizenship Status

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

A series of tables on the characteristics of the foreign born component of the U.S. population including age, sex, marital status, employment status, occupation, industry, income/ poverty status and more.  From the Census Bureau


The 15 Most Populous Cities: July 1, 2013

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston are the clear leaders with Philadelphia and Phoenix closely contending for the fifth spot. From the Census Bureau


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