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Using Census Bureau Data Made Easier: New Statistical Testing Tool Answers the Question “Is This Comparison Statistically Significant?”

Written by: Sirius Fuller, Decennial Statistical Studies Division American Community Survey data can help you find quick answers on a variety of demographic and economic topics. For example, you might need to know “What’s the unemployment rate where I live?” … Continue reading

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Bigger Houses, Smaller Lots

The housing crisis of the last decade has not slowed the steady trend towards bigger houses with more bathrooms and multicar garages but these more spacious new homes are now on smaller lots. The U.S. Census Bureau collects data on … Continue reading

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America’s Age Profile Told through Population Pyramids

Author: Luke T. Rogers, Statistician/Demographer, Population Estimates Branch Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin for the nation, states and counties. These data enable us to learn about the U.S. population, including … Continue reading

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Majority of Workers Take Health Insurance Offered by Their Employers

Written by: Joelle Abramowitz, Economist, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division New statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that in 2015, 78.8 percent of employees worked for an employer who offered insurance to any of its employees, 71.0 percent … Continue reading

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After Hurricane Katrina: Where Are They Now?

Population and housing estimates from last decade show how Hurricane Katrina affected Gulf Region Written by: Sarah Gibb, statistician/demographer, Population Division As you might know, we released the population estimates for cities and towns last week. However, following Hurricane Katrina in August … Continue reading

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