Category Archives: Technology

The Increasing Complexity of IT Occupations

By Julia Beckhusen Computers are all around us — from desktops at work and home to smartphones everywhere in between. In fact, about 4 in 5 households own some type of computer. America’s use of technology relies on a large … Continue reading

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Demographics of Handheld-Only Households

Written By: Thom File, Sociologist, Education and Social Stratification Statistics Branch As computing and Internet technology have evolved, many people have started accessing the Internet with hand-held devices, such as smartphones. Overall, about 83.8 percent of households reported owning some … Continue reading

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Who is a STEM Worker?

Written by: Liana Christin Landivar Did you know that the most common science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupation is software developer? More than 80 percent of STEM workers today are employed in computer occupations or engineering. Two new Census … Continue reading

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Resources for Mapping Census Data

Written by: Katy Rossiter Mapping data makes statistics come to life.  Viewing statistics spatially can give you a better understanding, help identify patterns, and answer tough questions about our nation. Therefore, the Census Bureau provides maps, including digital files for … Continue reading

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How Can Developers Use American Community Survey Statistics to Answer Real-World Questions?

Written by: Logan Powell Last summer, the Census Bureau launched its first application programming interface (API), giving developers access to a variety of data sets, including the American Community Survey five-year estimates. These estimates provide statistics for every neighborhood in … Continue reading

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