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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Voting Rate for the Non-Hispanic Black Population Dropped in the 2016 Presidential Election

Categories: African Americans,Elections/Campaigns,Population/Census

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-tps45-voting-rates.html

Agency press release comparing voter turnout by blacks and whites in the 2012 and 2016 federal elections.  In 2012: 66% of blacks voted compared to 64% of whites; in 2016: 59% of blacks voted compared to 65% of whites.  From the Census Bureau

 

My Tribal Area

Categories: Native Americans,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/tribal/

Interactive data tool which allows user to select Indian tribe, state, and tribal area to access statistics about population and other demographic/economic characteristics for the tribe.  From the Census Bureau

(Native Americans     population/Census     statistics)

Childlessness Rises for Women in their Early 30s

Categories: Births/Deaths,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2017/05/childlessness_rises.html

Press release which cites rise in the number of U.S. women in their early 30s who have never had a child, from 26% in 2006 to 30.8% in 2016.  Also provides link to set of 7 tables entitled Fertility of Women in the United States: 2016 for more details. From the Census Bureau

 

The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p20-579.pdf

Looks at how the experiences of young adults today differ from those of the 1970s including choosing to go to college, the ability start a family or live independently of parents, and how work experience and education vary across living arrangements.  From the Census Bureau

 

Women’s Earnings by Occupation

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2017/comm/cb17-tps21_womens_earnings.html

Chart which shows median earnings  of full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months by sex and occupation.  Divided into three segments by occupations with 80% or more female workers, 45%-55% female workers, and 80% or more male workers.  From the Census Bureau

 

Improvements to Measuring Net Worth of Households: 2013

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-143.pdf

The median net worth of American households in 2013 was $80,039. This report discusses what gets measured to determine net worth and includes charts to show the percentage of net worth represented by each type of asset.  From the Census Bureau

 

Participation Rates and Monthly Payments from Selected Social Insurance Programs

Categories: Disability,Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics,Veterans

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-144.pdf

Reports participation rates by eligible individuals and benefit amounts received for such social services programs as Social Security retirement and disability, veterans’ disabilities, unemployment, and workers’ compensation.  From the Census Bureau

 

Fertility Research Brief

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Population/Census,Statistics,Women

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-147.pdf

Presents such fertility data as adults who do or do not have biological children, number of children, age of mother at first birth, and childbearing/coresidential relationships.  From the Census Bureau

 

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