Monthly Archives: September 2011

Income Gap: Is it Widening?

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson, US Census Bureau Economists study closely the issue of income inequality in our nation; that is, the income gap between the wealthiest and least wealthy Americans. The Census Bureau publishes several measures of income inequality … Continue reading

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Households Doubling Up

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson, US Census Bureau In coping with economic challenges over the past few years, many of us have combined households with other family members or individuals. These “doubled-up” households are defined as those that include at … Continue reading

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What is a College Degree Worth?

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Tweet Written by: Tiffany Julian, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, US Census Bureau A college degree has long been considered the golden ticket to success in life. High schools and parents constantly reinforce the importance of obtaining a college … Continue reading

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Characteristics of New Housing

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Tweet What did new housing look like in 2010? How large was the average new house? How many bedrooms did new homes have? What was the average cost of a new single family home? Every year, the U.S. Census Bureau … Continue reading

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Going Back to School

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Tweet Do you have a student going back to school this month? The U.S. Census Bureau first collected information on the number of schools and students during the 1840 Census. That year, there were approximately 2 million students attending 50,000 … Continue reading

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