Category Archives: Housing

American Community Survey Takes Our Nation’s Demographic Pulse Each Year

Written by: James Treat, US Census Bureau In every census between 1940 and 2000, millions of American households received a “long form”, which contained scores of questions on a wide range of demographic, socioeconomic and housing topics. Following the 2000 … Continue reading

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Characteristics of New Housing

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 collects … Continue reading

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More Than a Century of Tracking our Children

Written by: Rose Kreider, US Census Bureau Much of what we can observe today about who children live with is a function of how the American family has changed over time. Statistics from the Census Bureau are invaluable for helping … Continue reading

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Moving up, moving on, moving out – What’s the story?

Written by: David Ihrke, Survey Statistician, US Census Bureau Every year, millions of people pack up and move from one residence to another. This trend has long been an important aspect of American life, affecting both people and geographic areas. … Continue reading

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New Orleans: Some Still in Transition

Written by: Tamara Cole, Chief, American Housing Survey Branch On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept into the city of New Orleans, leaving a wake of destroyed homes and more than 400,000 displaced residents. Five years after the storm, some … Continue reading

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