Monthly Archives: May 2014

Oil and Gas Continue to Fuel Population and Housing Growth in North Dakota

Written by: Rodger Johnson For much of the last century, population totals declined in some areas of the northern Great Plains as people were drawn to opportunities in other parts of the country. In particular, faster growing areas in the … Continue reading

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How Much are School Systems Spending on our Children’s Education?

Written by: Mark Dixon For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has collected data on how governments and school systems spend money on education, and the resulting statistics allow policymakers to see trends. Current spending per pupil generally increased over the … Continue reading

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Where Do People Bike & Walk to Work? College Towns

Written by: Brian McKenzie Biking to work has increased in large U.S. cities over the last decade.  In cities such as Portland, Ore., and Minneapolis the percentage of people who biked to work more than doubled. These cities are known … Continue reading

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Who Bikes to Work in America?

Written by: Brian McKenzie As cities take steps to increase transportation options, many people choose to ride a bike to work or walk. Timed with National Bike to Work Month, the Census Bureau has released its first-ever report on biking … Continue reading

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U.S. Population Will Get Older but Remain Younger than Most Developed Countries

Written By: Victoria A. Velkoff, Jennifer M. Ortman and Sandra Colby Between 2012 and 2050, the share of the world’s population age 65 and over is projected to double from 8 percent in 2012 to 16.7 percent in 2050 (see … Continue reading

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