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U.S. Population Projections: 2014-2060

December 10, 2014 Comments off

U.S. Population Projections: 2014-2060
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Projections of the U.S. resident population by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin and nativity annually over this time period. These are the second series of projections to be published based on the 2010 Census (updating projections released in 2012). They include the first projections by nativity to be published in 14 years.

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Researchers offer new insights into predicting future droughts in California

December 8, 2014 Comments off

Researchers offer new insights into predicting future droughts in California
Source: NOAA

According to a new NOAA-sponsored study, natural oceanic and atmospheric patterns are the primary drivers behind California’s ongoing drought. A high pressure ridge off the West Coast (typical of historic droughts) prevailed for three winters, blocking important wet season storms, with ocean surface temperature patterns making such a ridge much more likely. Typically, the winter season in California provides the state with a majority of its annual snow and rainfall that replenish water supplies for communities and ecosystems.

Further studies on these oceanic conditions and their effect on California’s climate may lead to advances in drought early warning that can help water managers and major industries better prepare for lengthy dry spells in the future.

Census Bureau Releases Industry Series Report on Accommodation and Food Services Sector

December 5, 2014 Comments off

Census Bureau Releases Industry Series Report on Accommodation and Food Services Sector
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau today released additional national-level data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports for the accommodation and food services sector of the economy. This release includes new statistics on the nation’s 63,896 accommodation businesses (NAICS 721), which reported sales of $195.4 billion and employed nearly 2.0 million people in 2012.

Ambulatory Health Care Services Receipts and Employment on the Upswing, According to Census Bureau’s Economic Census

December 4, 2014 Comments off

Ambulatory Health Care Services Receipts and Employment on the Upswing, According to Census Bureau’s Economic Census
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Receipts for the nation’s 582,733 ambulatory health care services establishments (NAICS 621) totaled $825.7 billion in 2012, up 23.5 percent from $668.5 billion in 2007, according to the latest economic census statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Employment in this industry increased 15.1 percent, from 5.7 million in 2007 to 6.6 million in 2012, while annual payroll rose 24.3 percent from $274.7 billion in 2007 to $341.4 billion in 2012.

The ambulatory health care industry includes outpatient services, such as offices of physicians and dentists, home health care and medical laboratories, but not inpatient care, such as hospitals and nursing facilities, or social assistance.

Offices of physicians (NAICS 62111) accounted for nearly half (49.1 percent) of ambulatory health care services receipts: $405.7 billion in 2012, up 20.6 percent from $336.3 billion in 2007.

New Census Bureau Statistics Show How Young Adults Today Compare With Previous Generations in Neighborhoods Nationwide

December 4, 2014 Comments off

New Census Bureau Statistics Show How Young Adults Today Compare With Previous Generations in Neighborhoods Nationwide
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Young adults today, often called the millennial generation, are more likely to be foreign born and speak a language other than English at home, compared with young adults in 1980, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest statistics from the American Community Survey released today.

“Many of the differences between generations examined within these latest data reflect long-term demographic and societal changes,” said Jonathan Vespa, a Census Bureau demographer. “Three decades of decennial census statistics combined with the latest American Community Survey statistics give us a unique view of how — and where — our nation is changing. In this case, we can look at the changing characteristics of young adults over the last few decades.”

Mobility is Most Common Disability Among Older Americans, Census Bureau Reports

December 2, 2014 Comments off

Mobility is Most Common Disability Among Older Americans, Census Bureau Reports
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Nearly 40 percent of people age 65 and older had at least one disability, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report that covered the period 2008 to 2012. Of those 15.7 million people, two-thirds of them say they had difficulty in walking or climbing.

Difficulty with independent living, such as visiting a doctor’s office or shopping, was the second-most cited disability, followed by serious difficulty in hearing, cognitive difficulty, difficulty bathing or dressing, and serious difficulty seeing.

While populous states such as California, Florida, New York and Texas had the largest number of older people with a disability, high disability rates were seen in Southern counties, especially in central Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta.

Older Americans With a Disability: 2008-2012, a report based on data collected during the American Community Survey, examines disability status by age, sex and selected socio-economic characteristics, such as marital status, living arrangement, educational attainment and poverty status.

Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012

November 26, 2014 Comments off

Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012 (PDF)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

American households include a variety of living arrangements. Recent trends in increased life expectancy, single parent families, and female employment, increase the potential for grandparents to play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. Increases in grandparents living with grandchildren are one way that the grandparent role has changed.

This report explored the complexity of households in which grandparents and grandchildren live together. It uses data from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey (ACS), the Current Population Survey (CPS), and the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). It capitalizes on the strengths of each of these data sources to provide a more complete picture of households containing grandparents and grandchildren.

This report contains five sections: (1) an overview of households with coresident grandparents and grandchildren; (2) historical changes in coresidence of grandparents and grandchildren; (3) characteristics of grandchildren who live with a grandparent; (4) characteristics of grandparents who live with grandchildren; and (5) a comparison of coresident grandparents to grandparents who do not live with their grandchildren.

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