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San Francisco and Travis, Texas Lead Nation in Employment Growth Among Large Counties

Categories: Labor/Employment,Population/Census,Statistics

Agency press release which identifies the leading U.S. counties for employment growth during 2014.  Four of the leading counties were in California.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Estimates of U.S. Population by Age and Sex: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015.

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Offers access to data sets for U.S. population change from the last Census Day to July 1, 2015 by nation, states, counties, and metropolitan areas.  From the Census Bureau


Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units: Annual 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census,Statistics

Annual survey that measures how quickly privately financed, unfurnished units in buildings with five or more units are rented or sold after completion.  Also contains data on characteristics of the units and historical trends.  From the Census Bureau


Evenwel v. Abbott

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Population/Census,Supreme Court/courts

Unanimous Supreme Court decision that states may apportion districts by total population.  A conservative group in Texas sought to have the one-person, one-vote principle of the 1962 Baker v. Carr decision interpreted as including only persons eligible to vote.  From the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University


An Aging World: 2015

Categories: Elderly,Headlines,Health/Medical,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Estimates that the U.S. population 65+ will nearly double over the next three decades, going from 48 to 88 million by 2050 but that will represent a slower aging rate than many other countries.  Examines the continuing global aging trend with an emphasis on the differences among world regions. Also covers such topics as employment, retirement, life expectancy/health, fertility, and long-term care.  From the Census Bureau


Four Texas Metro Areas Collectively Add More Than 400,000 People in the Last Year

Categories: Headlines,Population/Census,Statistics

Press release on latest population estimates for U.S. counties and metropolitan areas.  Texas, Florida, and the Coastal Carolinas had the fastest growing metro areas from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015.  See Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Tables for details  From the Census Bureau.


Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2013

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

Covers child support income that custodial parents received from noncustodial parents living elsewhere and other types of support. Reports that 26% of U.S. children under 21 lived in families with only one of their parents. From the Census Bureau


Population Estimates for Virginia, Its Counties and Its Cities: 2015

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Officials population estimates for the state, counties, cities, metro areas, and planning districts. Links to data tables provide information about population as of July 1, 2015 and population increase/percentage change since the 2010 Census. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


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