Thursday, March 14, 2013
April 22, 2013 is the 43rd Earth Day. Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, here’s some stunning stats about how energy use and the environment in America.
In recognition of the 43rd Earth Day (April 22, 2013) and accompanying Earth Week (April 16-22), the U.S. Census Bureau released a series of statistics relating to energy and the environment on Tuesday. We've collected them and have them below. Fun fact: Earth Day was created by Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 after the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill that dumped 100,000 barrels of crude into the Santa Barbara Channel off of California. The first Earth Day in 1970 led to the creation of the EPA and laws like the Clean Air and Endangered Species acts, and the day of recognition is still going strong. Here's that data: Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by wood in 2011, which is more than 2.0 percent …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Released Thursday, the five-year American Community Survey offers detailed demographic information on communities throughout the U.S.
The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released estimates from its American Community Survey, which provides local statistics for the combined years from 2007 to 2011 on everything from housing to employment to marital status in communities throughout the country. The numbers look promising for the Village of Plainfield, with an estimated median household income that's nearly double the Illinois average and a homeownership rate of more than 90 percent — topping the state average of 68.7 percent. On the employment front, more than half of the village's nearly 40,000 residents, or about 26,000, are ages 16 and older. More than 19,000 people make up the village's civilian labor force, according to the data, and 68.9 percent of those individuals…
Monday, November 12, 2012
From where veterans reside to how many are disabled, the U.S Census Bureau provides a data-driven look at today's holiday.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11, and with that, the U.S. Census Bureau compiled a list of stats that offer a glimpse into aspects of veterans’ lives. Three states with 1 million or more veterans in 2010. 14.1 percent of people 18 and older in Alaska were veterans in 2010. The percent of the 18 and older population were veterans was 12 percent or more in Maine, Montana, Virginia and Wyoming. Severity of one’s disability is scaled from 0 to 100 percent and eligibility for compensation depends on one’s rating. Source: 2010 American Community Survey Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008 Source: Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2010 Source: Survey of Business Owners: 2007
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Enjoy the fruits of your work with a much-needed break — and these fun facts about the federal holiday.
Monday is Labor Day, a federal holiday believed to have started with a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. So what is the day about? It’s about celebrating the nation’s workforce, which, according to the U.S. Census, numbered roughly 153.2 million people ages 16 and older as of this July. If you want to know more about the federal holiday (and great excuse for a three-day weekend), here’s a roundup of Labor Day statistics, courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau. Employee benefits 84.7 percent: Percentage of full-time workers ages 18 to 64 covered by health insurance during all or part of 2009. Our jobs Americans’ jobs are as varied as we are. Here’s a sample of the common and not-so-common U.S. occupations: Job facts, …