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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Postsecondary Enrollment Before, During, and Since the Great Recession

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2018/demo/P20-580.pdf

Examines the postsecondary enrollment of the adult population by demographic and social characteristics, such as age, sex, race and Hispanic origin.  Finds that enrollment increased from 2006 to 2011, then decreased by 2015 with the largest decrease coming in two year institutions.  From the Census Bureau

 

Census Bureau Reveals Fastest-Growing Large Cities

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2018/estimates-cities.html

Press release on how 8 of the 15 U.S. cities with the largest population gains are in the South and 3 of the top 5 in Texas.  Among the cities with the largest gains: San Antonio, Phoenix, Dallas, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Charlotte.  From the Census Bureau

 

New Census Bureau Population Estimates Show Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Has Largest Growth in the United States

Categories: Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2018/popest-metro-county.html

Press release showing which metropolitan areas and which counties had the largest numerical and largest percentage population increases as of July 2017.  Covers population changes due to births, deaths, and migration patterns.  From the Census Bureau

 

Demographic Turning Points for the United States: Population Projections for 2020 to 2060

Categories: Children,Elderly,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

https://census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2018/demo/P25_1144.pdf

Sees some historic moments in the coming projections including 2030 when one in five Americans will be projected to be of retirement age and 2035 when older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history.   From the Census Bureau

 

Reinstatement of a Citizenship Question on the 2020 Decennial Census Questionnaire

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Population/Census

https://www.commerce.gov/sites/commerce.gov/files/2018-03-26_2.pdf

Lays out the reasons why the Secretary of Commerce has decided to add a controversial question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.  Cites need to prevent voting fraud as justification for risking reduced Census response rate.  From the U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

Characteristics of Same-Sex Couple Households: 2005 to Present

Categories: Education,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Sex Issues,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/same-sex-couples/ssc-house-characteristics.html

Set of spreadsheets showing annual statistical portraits of same-sex couples from 2005 to 2016.  Includes information on age, race, educational attainment, presence of children in household, income, and housing tenure.  From the Census Bureau

 

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2015

Categories: Children,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2018/demo/P60-262.pdf

More than 25% of American children have one of their parents living outside their household.  Over one-third of these households were in poverty; Less than half of custodial parents received full child support payments.  This report includes socioeconomic characteristics of these households and the types and amounts of child support received.  From the Census Bureau

 

Idaho is Nation’s Fastest-Growing State

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/estimates-idaho.html

Press release which provides three lists: the ten most populous states, the Top Ten states in numeric growth over the past year, and the Top Ten states in percentage of growth over the past year.  From the Census Bureau

 

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