The U.S. Census Bureau post U.S. Population Estimated at 332,403,650 on Jan 1, 2022 by Derick Moore (12/30/2021) is a nice summary of the U.S. population. At the bottom there is an interesting graph with, maybe, some surprises. The first is that India is expected to overtake China around 2025. …Read More »
Did COVID-19 impact births?
The U.S. Census Bureau article U.S. Births Declined During the Pandemic by Anne Morse (9/21/2021) has the data. However, comparing one month during the pandemic to the same month before the pandemic shows a substantial drop that can’t be explained by seasonality. There were 285,138 births in December 2020 — 23,664 (7.66%) fewer …Read More »
How did my state fare in the 2020 census?
The US Census Bureau page State-by-State Visualizations of Key Demographic Trends from the 2020 Census. The page has tiles for each state that brings you to a page with numerous tables and graphics. For example, copied here is the map of NYS with change in the age of the population. …Read More »
Why is life expectancy lower in the U.S.?
As a follow up to the Tuesday post, the Our World in Data article Why is life expectancy in the U.S. lower than other rich countries by Max Roser provides data on categories that contribute to the lower U.S. life expectancy. The article explores eight categories: Smoking, Obesity, Homicides (graph …Read More »
Who has access to a smartphone or broadband?
The Pew article Mobile Technology and Home Broadband 2021 by Andrew Perrin (6/3/2021) summarizes the results of their smartphone and home broadband survey. Smartphone ownership (85%) and home broadband subscriptions (77%) have increased among American adults since 2019 – from 81% and 73% respectively. Though modest, both increases are statistically significant and …Read More »
How big is the ideological divide in the U.S.?
Pew answers the question in their article Ideological divisions over cultural issues are far wider in the U.S. than in the UK, France and Germany by Laura Silver (5/5/2021). In summary (bold added by me): Across 11 questions on cultural subjects ranging from nationalism to political correctness, the gap between …Read More »
Who voted in 2020?
The Census Bureau provides an overview of who voted in 2020 and how that has changed in their article Record High Turnout in the 2020 General Election by Jacob Fabina (4/29/2021). Turnout rates in 2020 were higher than in the 2016 election for non-Hispanic White, non-Hispanic Black, non-Hispanic Asian, and …Read More »
Is this chart misleading?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics posts the chart (partially) copied here and last updated Sept 2020. An initial look at the graph and we see that the top 5 each have a median pay higher than the median pay in the U.S. (about $35k), but this is based on …Read More »
How many women are in the 117th U.S. congress?
The Pew article, A record number of women are serving in the 117th Congress by Carrie Elizabeth Blanzina and Drew Desilver (1/15/2021) reports: Counting both the House of Representatives and the Senate, 144 of 539 seats – or 27% – are held by women. That represents a 50% increase from …Read More »
How big are new single family homes?
The Census Bureau report New Single-Family Homes Sold Not as Large as They Used to Be by Philip Thompson (12/21/2020) notes: The average square footage of new homes sold in the United States increased from 2,457 in 2010 to 2,724 in 2015 but dropped in 2019 to 2,518, according to …Read More »