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Commuting Times, Median Rents, and Language Other Than English Use in the Home on the Rise

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/acs-5yr.html

Agency press release on the average commuting times, median rents, and language use from the five-year estimates (2012-2016) released in the American Community Survey.  The five year estimates, a replacement for the so-called long-form Census, present detailed demographic, housing, social, and economic information for even small population localities.  From the Census Bureau

 

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2016

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p30-02.pdf

Provides data on single year median household income and poverty statistics for the 3,141 U.S. counties and 13,236 school districts.  The median household incomes for counties range from $22,000 to $134,000 with a median county-level figure for the U.S. at $47,589.  From the Census Bureau.

 

Participation Rates in Other Assistance Programs: 2013

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p70br-149.pdf

Tracks the percentage of the U.S. population that received some federal assistance with food, transportation, clothing, or housing during the year of record.  These programs lie outside the major federal social safety net programs.  From the Census Bureau

 

America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2017

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/data/tables/2017/demo/families/cps-2017.html

A series of tables on various aspects of American families including marital status, living arrangements, parental characteristics, family size, one-parent families and more.  From the Census Bureau

 

Census Bureau Releases 115th Congressional District Products Based on 2010 Census Retabulations

Categories: Congress,Maps/Geography,Population/Census

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/acs-cd-summary-file.html

Provides links to updated numbers following congressional district boundary changes for Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Virginia.  From the Census Bureau

 

America Counts, Stories Behind the Numbers

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

https://www.census.gov/AmericaCounts

An online newsroom with stories behind bureau statistics such as Where the birth rate is booming, and Why a rise in minimum wage may not mean more money for food servers.  From the Census Bureau

 

Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2015

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/acs/acs-37.pdf

Provides a picture of current computer use and access to broadband Internet in the U.S.  Overall 62% of American households had access to “high connectivity,” meaning a desktop or laptop, a tablet or smartphone, and a broadband subscription.  Also describes access by demographic characteristics and geography and charts computer/Internet use historically from 1984.    From the Census Bureau

 

Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2016

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

https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2017/demo/p60-260.pdf

The uninsured rate decreased by 0.3% between 2015 and 2016.  The percentage of people without health insurance for the entire year was 8.8% or 28 million.  Also describes the percentage of people covered by private vs government health insurance.  Also covers health insurance by age and race.  From the Census Bureau

 

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