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Statistics for More Than 40 Demographic and Economic Topics Provide Detailed Profiles of Communities Nationwide

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Press release announcing availability of 2015 social and economic data for local areas from the American Community Survey.  The release of the 5 year estimates covers national, state, congressional district, metro area, and counties/places with populations of 65,000 or more.  From the Census Bureau


The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2015

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

The SPM extends the official poverty measure by measuring the effect of government assistance programs.  Reports that under the SPM measure 45.7 million individuals in the U.S. fell below the poverty line in 2015 including 11.9 million children and 6.5 million adults age 65+.  From the Census Bureau


Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2015

Categories: Headlines,Health Insurance,Population/Census,Statistics

Presents statistics on health insurance coverage in 2015, as well as changes in insurance coverage rates from 2013 to 2014 and 2015.  Reports the uninsured rate dropped by 1.3%  and the percentage of people without insurance all year was down to 9.1% of the population from 10.4% in 2014.  From the Census Bureau



Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015

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

Presents data on income, earnings, income inequality, and poverty in the U.S.  Reports that median household income was up 5.2%  to $56,516 in 2015, compared to the previous year of $53,718.  The official poverty rate was 13.5%, down 1.2% from 2014.  From the Census Bureau


2016 World Population Data Sheet

Categories: Environment,Health/Medical,Population/Census,Statistics

Features statistical tables with country level population, health, and environment data.  From the Population Reference Bureau

Virginia’s Millennials and the 2016 Election

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Population/Census,Virginia Issues

The millennial generation is the largest generational cohort in American history and all 80 million reached voting age in 2015.  This article examines what to expect of Virginia millennials in the 2016 presidential election including partisan preferences and economic concerns.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


2015 County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Provides population estimates for each county by sex, race, Hispanic origin, and selected age groups. From the Census Bureau


2015 State Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Provides population estimates for each state by selected age groups and single year of age, by race and Hispanic origin, and by combined age and race/Hispanic origin tables. From the Census Bureau


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