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Local Area Personal Income: 2015

Categories: Business/Economics,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Reports that personal income grew in 2,552 counties, fell in 548, and was unchanged in 13.   Incomes rose more in metropolitan than nonmetropolitan areas.  From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


New American Housing Survey Statistics Provide Insight on U.S. Food Insecurity, Housing and Neighborhood Topics

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Housing/Homelessness,Population/Census,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Press release with information on American households including, for the first time in the 42 year history of the American Housing Survey, information on food security status.  10.5 million households or 8.9% reported a lack of money to buy adequate amounts of food.  Also covers housing costs, home financing, home improvements, and neighborhood characteristics.  From the Census Bureau


America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2016

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

Detailed tables on the demographic characteristics of American adults, the kinds and sizes of households, living arrangements of children, and unmarried couples in households.  From the Census Bureau


The Majority of Children Live with Two Parents

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

Press release on family arrangements for children.  Since 1960 the percentage of children living with two parents has declined from 88% to 69%.  Also covers other household data such as marriage and family, unmarried couples, and older adults. Offers links to detailed tables. From the Census Bureau


Sports- and Recreation-related Injury Episodes in the United States, 2011-2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Provides national estimates of the number of injuries and examines the distribution of sports- and recreation-related injuries across demographic groups, activities, and injury circumstances.  Covers 8.6 million reported injuries with males and persons 5-24 years old accounting for more than half.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007-2015

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Urban Issues,Youth

Though birth rates declined for teens in both rural and urban areas, the teen birth rate was lowest in large urban counties and highest in rural counties.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


State-Administered Indigent Defense Systems, 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt Finance,Statistics

Describes methods of providing representation in legal cases in 28 states and DC, including type of attorneys, cases closed, caseload standards, funding sources, and how indigence is determined.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Jails in Indian Country, 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Native Americans,Statistics

Presents trends in Indian country jails including inmate characteristics, offense type, midyear-peak-and average daily population, admissions, and average length of stay.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


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