Academic Libraries Survey 2012

This dashboard displays various measures from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Academic Libraries Survey 2012 dataset. The various views allow the user to filter by institutional Carnegie class to compare similar institutions – from 2-year Associate’s colleges to research universities. A filter for sector – public vs. private – allows apples-to-apples comparisons among libraries for things like collections expenditures and staffing. The ‘Compare expenditures of academic libraries’ and ‘Compare staffing of academic libraries’ tabs let you select specific institutions to compare, for measures including:

  • expenditures for print and electronic journal subscriptions in 2012
  • expenditures for print materials
  • numbers and total salaries/wages of librarians, other staff, and student assistants

Facts for Features: Father’s Day (June 15)

From the US Census Bureau:
The idea of Father’s Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration, June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of Smart’s birth. The first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.

How Many Fathers?

70.1 million
Estimated number of fathers across the nation in 2008, the most recent year for which data are available. Source: Wave 2 Fertility Topical Module from the 2008 Survey of

Income and Program Participation

24.7 million
Number of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2013.

  • 21 percent were raising three or more children younger than 18 (among married-couple family households only).
  • 3 percent were a subfamily living in someone else’s home.

Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2013FG.html Tables FG1 and FG3

2.0 million
Number of single fathers in 2013; 17 percent of single parents were men.

  • 9 percent were raising three or more children younger than 18.
  • About 44 percent were divorced, 33 percent were never married, 19 percent were separated, and 4.2 percent were widowed.
  • 39 percent had an annual family income of $50,000 or more.

Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2013FG.html Table FG6

Thinking of You, Dad

7,422
The number of men’s clothing stores around the country in 2011, a good place to buy dad a tie or shirt. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, NAICS code (44811), http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

15,336
The number of hardware stores in 2011, a place to buy hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and other items high on the list of Father’s Day gifts. Additionally, there were 6,705 home centers across the country in 2011. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, NAICS codes (444130) and (444110), http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

21,227
Number of sporting goods stores in 2011. These stores are good places to purchase traditional gifts for dad, such as fishing rods and golf clubs. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, NAICS code (451110), http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

79.1 million
The number of Americans who participated in a barbecue in 2010. It’s probably safe to assume many of these barbecues took place on Father’s Day. Source: GFK Mediamark Research and Intelligence as cited in the Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2012, Table 1240. http://www.gfkmri.comhttp://www.census.gov/compendia/statab

Stay at Home Dads

214,000
Estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2013. These married fathers with children younger than 15 have remained out of the labor force for at least one year primarily so they can care for the family while their wife works outside the home. These fathers cared for about 434,000 children.
Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/families.html Table SHP-1

18%
In spring 2011, the percentage of preschoolers regularly cared for by their father during their mother’s working hours.
Source: Who’s Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2011
http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p70-135.pdf

Child-Support Payments

$2 billion
Amount of child support received by custodial fathers in 2011; they were due $3.7 billion. In contrast, custodial mothers received $19.5 billion of the $31.7 billion in support that was due. Source: Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2011 http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-246.pdf Pages 11 and 12

41.4%
Percentage of custodial fathers who received all child support that was due in 2011, not significantly different from the corresponding percentage for custodial mothers, 43.6 percent. Source: Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2011 http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-246.pdf Page 3, table 1

63.9%
Percentage of custodial fathers receiving non-cash support, such as gifts or coverage of expenses, on behalf of their children. The corresponding proportion for mothers was 55.0 percent. Source: Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2011 https://www.census.gov/people/childsupport/data/files/chldsu11.pdf Table 10

4- and 5-Year Graduation Rates for Connecticut High Schools in 2013

Yesterday the Connecticut State Department of Education released new data on graduation rates for Connecticut school districts, academy districts, and public charter schools in 2013. The visualization below presents 4- and 5-year graduation rates for districts, with the ability to drill down to see detailed information on graduation rates by gender, race, and reduced-price lunch eligibility within the district.

For more information on the data, see and Governor Malloy’s press release and the Department of Education’s data documentation.

Bike to Work Week and Other Connecticut Commuting Data

(Posted on behalf of Nicole Toussaint, Census & Geospatial Data Intern, MAGIC & Connecticut State Data Center)

This week is bike to work week. In celebration of this I have created a visualization that shows the modes of transportation Connecticut residents use on their commute to work. The percentages shown are the percent of the population using that mode of transportation within that individual country, not the state as a whole. Currently, the data on Connecticut bikers is on the screen. By clicking the arrows left and right on the slider information on other modes of transportation can be seen.

This visualization shows some interesting trends in the state. In regards to biking, New Haven County has by far the largest percentage of bikers in its population. Also, when looking at the visualization of the people commuting with 7 or more people carpooling together Windham County stands out significantly. It would be interesting to see why this is the case and what type of vehicle is being used to transport all of these people. All of this data was obtained from the Census Bureau’s  American Community Survey 2008-12 5-year dataset.

Facts for Features: Mother’s Day

From the US Census Bureau:

Mother’s Day: May 11, 2014

The driving force behind Mother’s Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

How Many Mothers

4.1 million
Number of women between the ages of 15 and 50 who gave birth in the past 12 months.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table B13002 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B13002

35.7%
Percentage of births in 2011 that were to unmarried women age 15 to 50. The metro areas with birth rates to unmarried mothers that were among the highest in the country included Flagstaff, Ariz. (74.6 percent), Greenville, N.C. (69.4 percent), Lima, Ohio (67.5 percent), Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, S.C. (67.4 percent) and Danville, Va. (67.3 percent).

Source: Social and Economic Characteristics of Currently Unmarried Women With a Recent Birth: 2011, Table 1 http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acs-21.pdf

How Many Children

2,373.5

Decline in total fertility rate or estimated number of total births per 1,000 women in Utah in 2012 (based on current birth rates by age), which led the nation. At the other end of the spectrum is Rhode Island, with a total fertility rate of 1,592.5 births per 1,000 women.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports, Page 66, Table 12 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_09.pdf

20%
Percentage of all women age 15 to 44 who have had two children. About 47 percent had no children, 17 percent had one, 10 percent had three and about 5 percent had four or more.

Source: Fertility of American Women: 2010, Detailed Tables, Table 1 http://www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2010.html

Recent Births

3.953 million
Decline in the number of births registered in the United States in 2012. Of this number, 305,388 were to teens 15 to 19 and 7,157 to women age 45 to 49.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_09.pdf

25.8
Average age of women in 2012 when they gave birth for the first time, up from 25.6 years in 2011. The increase in the mean age in 2012 reflects, in part, the relatively large decline in births to women in their teen years and their 20s.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports, Page 7 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr62/nvsr62_09.pdf

62.1%
Percentage of women age 16 to 50 who had a birth in the past 12 months who were in the labor force.

Source: 2012 American Community Survey, American FactFinder, Table S1301 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S1301

29.5%
The percentage of mothers who had given birth in the past 12 months who had a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Source: 2012 American Community Survey, American FactFinder, Table S1301 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S1301

84.6%
Percentage of women age 15 to 50 who gave birth in the past year and who have at least a high school diploma.

Source: 2012 American Community Survey, American FactFinder, Table S1301 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S1301

Jacob and Sophia
The most popular baby names for boys and girls, respectively, in 2012.

Source: Social Security Administration http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

66
Number of births in the past year per 1,000 women age 15 to 50 with a graduate or professional degree. The number was 56 per 1,000 for women whose highest level of education was a bachelor’s degree.

Source: 2012 American Community Survey, American FactFinder, Table S1301 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S1301

Mothers Remembered

15,307

Number of florists nationwide in 2011. The 66,165 employees in floral shops across our nation will be especially busy preparing, selling and delivering floral arrangements for Mother’s Day.

Source: County Business Patterns: 2011 (NAICS 45311) http://censtats.census.gov/cgi-bin/cbpnaic/cbpdetl.pl

12,403
Number of employees of greeting-card publishers in 2011.

Source: County Business Patterns: 2011 (NAICS 511191) http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

15,097
The number of cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume stores nationwide in 2011. Perfume is a popular gift given on Mother’s Day.

Source: County Business Patterns: 2011 (NAICS 44612) http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

23,394
Number of jewelry stores in the United States in 2011 — the place to purchase necklaces, earrings and other timeless pieces for mom.

Source: County Business Patterns: 2011 (NAICS 44831) http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/

Stay-at-Home Moms

5 million
Number of stay-at-home moms in married-couple family groups in 2013 — statistically unchanged from 2012 and 2011. In 2013, 24 percent of married-couple family groups with children under 15 had a stay-at-home mother, up from 21 percent in 2000. In 2007, before the recession, stay-at-home mothers were found in 24 percent of married-couple family groups with children under 15, not statistically different from the percentage in 2012. Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements, Table SHP-1 http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p20-570.pdf

Compared with other moms, stay-at-home moms in 2007 were more likely:

  • · Younger (44 percent were under age 35 compared with 38 percent of mothers in the labor force).
  • · Hispanic (27 percent compared with 16 percent of mothers in the labor force).
  • · Foreign-born (34 percent compared with 19 percent of mothers in the labor force).
  • · Living with a child under age 5 (57 percent compared with 43 percent of mothers in the labor force).
  • · Without a high school diploma (19 percent versus 8 percent of mothers in thelabor force).

Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2007 http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam/p20-561.pdf

Taking Care of the Kids

863,126
Number of child day care services employees across the country in 2011. They were employed by one of the 75,059 child day care services. In addition, there were 747,436 child day care services without paid employees. Many mothers turn to these centers to help juggle motherhood and careers.

Source: County Business Patterns: 2011 NAICS 6244 http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/ and Nonemployer Statistics: 201l http://www.census.gov/econ/nonemployer/

94%
The percentage of the 37.8 million mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2004 who lived with their biological children only. In addition, 3 percent lived with stepchildren, 2 percent with adopted children and 0.5percent with foster children. Source: Living Arrangements of Children: 2004 http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/p70-114.pdf

Single Moms

10 million
The number of single mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2013, up from 3.4 million in 1970.

Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/files/shp1.xls Table SHP-1

5.6 million
Number of custodial mothers who were due child support in 2011. Source: Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2011, Table 1http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-246.pdf

415,475
Number of mothers who had a birth in the past 12 months and were living with a cohabiting partner.

Source: 2012 American Community Survey, American FactFinder, Table B13004 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B13004

Facts for Features: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

From the US Census Bureau:
In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a monthlong celebration. Per a 1997 U.S. Office of Management and Budget directive, the Asian or Pacific Islander racial category was separated into two categories: one being Asian and the other Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. Thus, this Facts for Features contains a section for each.

Asians

18.9 million
The estimated number of U.S. residents in 2012 who were Asian, either one race or in combination with one or more additional races.
Source: 2012 Population Estimates http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2012/PEPSR5H?slice=Year~est72012

6.0 million
The Asian alone or in combination population in California in 2012. The state had the largest Asian population, followed by New York (1.7 million). The Asian alone population represented 56.4 percent of the total population in Hawaii.
Source: 2012 Population Estimates http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2012/PEPSR5H?slice=Year~est72012

46.0%
Percentage growth of the Asian alone or in combination population between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, which was more than any other major race group.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File, Custom Table 3, www.census.gov/2010census/news/xls/cb11cn123_us_2010redistr.xls

4.2 million
Number of Asians of Chinese, except Taiwanese, descent in the U.S. in 2012. The Chinese (except Taiwanese) population was the largest Asian group, followed by Filipinos (3.6 million), Asian Indians (3.3 million), Vietnamese (1.9 million), Koreans (1.8 million) and Japanese (1.3 million). These estimates represent the number of people who reported a specific detailed Asian group alone, as well as people who reported that detailed Asian group in combination with one or more other detailed Asian groups or another race(s).
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table B02018 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B02018

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance

$70,644
Median income of households headed by the Asian alone population in 2012.
Median household income differed greatly by Asian group. For Asian Indians, for example, the median income in 2012 was $96,782; for Bangladeshi, it was $44,293. (These figures represent the Asian alone population.)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201,http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~013|014

13.0%
The poverty rate for the Asian alone population in 2012. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012

15.0%
Percentage of Asian alone population without health insurance coverage in 2012.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012

Education

50.5%
The percentage of the Asian alone population 25 and older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher level of education. This compared with 29.1 percent for all Americans 25 and older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

85.7%
The percentage of the 25-and-older Asian alone population who had at least a high school diploma. This compares with 86.4 percent of the total population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

21.2%
The percentage of 25-and-older Asian alone population who had a graduate or professional degree. This compared with 10.9 percent for all Americans 25 and older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

Voting

547,000
The additional number of the Asian alone population who voted in the 2012 presidential election than in the 2008 election. All in all, 47 percent of Asians turned out to vote in 2012. A total of 3.9 million Asians voted in 2012.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, The Diversifying Electorate—Voting Rates byRace and Hispanic Origin in 2012 (and Other Recent Elections) http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p20-568.pdf

Serving Our Nation

270,630
The number of the Asian alone population who were military veterans in 2012. About one in three Asian veterans was 65 and older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table B21001D, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B21001D

Jobs

49.1%
The proportion of civilian employed Asian alone population 16 and older who worked in management, business, science and arts occupations, such as financial managers, engineers, teachers and registered nurses in 2012. Additionally, 17.3 percent worked in service occupations, 20.6 percent in sales and office occupations, 9.7 percent in production, transportation and material moving occupations and 3.2 percent in natural resources, construction and maintenance occupations.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201,http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012

Internet Use

88.6%
Percentage of Asian alone population in 2012 living in a household with Internet use — the highest rate among race and ethnic groups.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Reported Internet Usage for Individuals 3 years and Older, by Selected Characteristics; Current Population Survey: 2012 Table 1 http://www.census.gov/hhes/computer/publications/2012.html

Age Distribution

36.0
Median age of the Asian alone population in 2012. The corresponding figure was 37.4 for the population as a whole.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Tables S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

21.3%
Percentage of the Asian alone population that was under age 18 in 2012, while 10.3 percent was 65 or older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~012

Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders

1.4 million
The estimated number of U.S. residents in 2012 who were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, either alone or in combination with one or more additional races.
Source: 2012 Population Estimates http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2012/PEPSR5H

364,395
Population in Hawaii which had the largest population of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone or in combination, followed by California (333,893) in 2012. The Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders represented the largest population portion in Hawaii at 26 percent.
Source: 2012 Population Estimates http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2012/PEPSR5H

528,991
Number of Native Hawaiians in the U.S. in 2012. The Native Hawaiian population was the largest detailed Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders (NHPI) group, followed by Samoan (172,595) and Guamanian or Chamorro (130,223). These estimates represent the number of people who reported a specific detailed NHPI group alone, as well as people who reported that detailed NHPI group in combination with one or more other detailed NHPI groups or another race(s).
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table B02019 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B02019

Income, Poverty and Health Insurance

$51,322
The median income of households headed by Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone in 2012.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050

21.3%
The poverty rate in 2012 of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone population.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050

18.0%
The percentage without health insurance in 2012 for Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201,http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050

Education

14.8%
The percentage of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone age 25-and-older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2012. This compared with 29.1 percent for the total population. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Tables S0201 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

85.4%
The percentage of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone age 25-and-older who had at least a high school diploma in 2012. This percentage is not statistically different from the 86.4 percent of the total population who have at least a high school diploma or the 85.7 percent of Asians with at least a high school diploma.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey Tables S0201 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

4.7%
The percentage of Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone age 25-and-older who had obtained a graduate or professional degree in 2012. This compared with 10.9 percent for the total population this age.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Tables S0201 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

Serving Our Nation

32,303
The number of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone who were military veterans. About one in four Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander veterans was 65 and older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, B21001E, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B21001E

Jobs

23.2%
The proportion of civilian employed Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders alone 16 and older who worked in management, business, science and arts occupations, such as financial managers, engineers, teachers and registered nurses in 2012. Additionally, 24.6 percent worked in service occupations, while 27.7 percent worked in sales and office occupations; 15.9 percent in production, transportation and material moving occupations; and 8.7 percent in natural resources, construction and maintenance occupation. The 23.2 percent in management business, science and arts occupations, such as financial managers, engineers, teachers and registered nurses occupations is not statistically different from the 24.6 percent in service occupations.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050

Age Distribution

30.4
The median age of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone population in 2012. The median age was 37.4 for the population as a whole.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Tables S0201 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050 and http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201

28.1%
Percentage of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone population that was under age 18 in 2012, while 6.1 percent was 65 or older.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, Table S0201, http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/S0201//popgroup~050

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Facts for Features: Older Americans Month (May)

From the US Census Bureau:

CensusBureauA meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter’s proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events and public recognition.

 

43.1 million

The number of people who were 65 and older in the United States on July 1, 2012. This group accounted for 13.7 percent of the total population. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/PEP/2012/PEPAGESEX

92.0 million

Projected population of people 65 and older in 2060. People in this age group would comprise just over one in five U.S. residents at that time. Of this number, 18.2 million would be 85 or older. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Projections http://www.census.gov/population/projections/data/national/2012.html

2.4 million

Projected number of baby boomers in 2060. At that time, the youngest baby boomers would be 96 years old. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Projections http://www.census.gov/population/projections/data/national/2012.html

2056

The year in which, for the first time, the population 65 and older would outnumber people younger than 18 in the U.S. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Projections http://www.census.gov/population/projections/data/national/2012.html

Income and Poverty

$33,848
The 2012 median income of households with householders 65 and older, not significantly different from the previous year. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012, Table 1 http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-245.pdf

9%
The percent of people 65 and older (3.9 million) who were in poverty in 2012. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012, Table 3 http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-245.pdf

$170,516
Median net worth for householders 65 and older in 2011, down from $203,015 (in 2011 dollars) in 2005. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Net Worth and Asset Ownership of Households: 2011 http://www.census.gov/people/wealth

14.8%
Percent supplemental poverty rate for those 65 and older, equating to 6.4 million people. Excluding Social Security would leave the majority of this population (54.7 percent or 23.7 million) in poverty. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2012 http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p60-247.pdf

Serving Our Nation

9.6 million
Estimated number of people 65 and older who were veterans of the armed forces in 2012. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B21001

Jobs

21.3%
Labor force participation rate for men 65 and older in 2012, up from 17.6 percent in 1990 and significantly higher than the rate for women 65 and older at 13.4 percent (8.4 percent in 1990).Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey Table B23001 http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/12_1YR/B23001

4.3 million
Number of full-time, year-round workers 65 and older with earnings in 2012, up from 1.3 million in 1992. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Historical Income Tables: People, Table P-32 http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/data/historical/people/

Education

82.6%
Proportion of people 65 and older in 2013 who had completed high school or higher education. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Educational Attainment in the United States: 2013, Table 1 All Races http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/2013/tables.html

25.3%
Percentage of the population 65 and older in 2013 who had earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Educational Attainment in the United States: 2013, Table 1 All Races http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/education/data/cps/2013/tables.html

Marital Status and Living Arrangements

58%
Percentage of people 65 and older who were married in 2013. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Families and Living Arrangements, Table A1http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2013A.html

26%
Percentage of people 65 and older in 2013 who were widowed. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Families and Living Arrangements, Table A1 http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2013A.html

Computer and Internet Use

61.8%
The percentage of those 65 and older who reported living in homes with computers in 2011. Additionally, 45.5 percent accessed the Internet either from home or elsewhere. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Computer and Internet Use, Table 2 http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p20-569.pdf

Voting

71.9%
Percentage for those 65 and older who reported casting a ballot in the 2012 presidential election. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, The Diversifying Electorate—Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012 (and Other Recent Elections), Table 6 http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/p20-568.pdf

Homeownership

80.7%
Percentage of householders 65 and older who owned their homes as of fourth quarter 2013. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey, Table 7 http://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/data/q413ind.html

On the Map

18.2%
Percentage of Florida’s population that was 65 and older in 2012, followed by Maine (17.0 percent) and West Virginia (16.8 percent). Alaska had the lowest percentage (8.5 percent), followed by Utah (9.5 percent) and Texas (10.9 percent). Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb13-112.html

49.3%
Percentage of the population in Sumter, Fla., that was 65 and older in 2012 – which led all of the nation’s counties. Other counties were Charlotte, Fla. (36.0 percent) and La Paz, Ariz. (34.9 percent). Chattahoochee, Ga. (3.6 percent) had the lowest percentage. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb13-112.html

Centenarians

53,364
The number of people age 100 and older counted by the 2010 Census. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Centenarians: 2010 http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/reports/c2010sr-03.pdf

20.7
For every 100 centenarian women, the number of centenarian men in 2010. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Centenarians: 2010 http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/reports/c2010sr-03.pdf

43.5%
In 2010, percentage of centenarian men who lived with others in a household, the most common living arrangement for this group. For their female counterparts, the most common living arrangement was residing in a nursing home (35.2 percent). Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Centenarians: 2010 http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/reports/c2010sr-03.pdf

3.29
Number of centenarians per 10,000 people in North Dakota in 2010. North Dakota was the only state with more than three centenarians per 10,000 people. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Centenarians: 2010 http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/reports/c2010sr-03.pdf

Facts for Features: Earth Day (April 22, 2014)

From the US Census Bureau:

April 22, 2014, marks the 44th anniversary of Earth Day ― a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The day came from reaction to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969. In honor of Earth Day ― and Earth Week (April 16-22) ― this edition of Profile America Facts for Features includes examples of Census Bureau statistics pertaining to energy and the environment.

Heating and Cooling the Home

2.4 million
Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by wood in 2012, which is 2.1 percent of all homes.

42,747
Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country totally heated by solar energy in 2012.

57.0 million
Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by utility gas in 2012, which is 49.4 percent of all homes.

Source: 2008-2012 American Community Survey five-year estimates, Table B25040.
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

89%
Estimated percent of newly built single-family homes across the country with air-conditioning in 2012. In 1973, it was 49 percent.

Source: 2012 Characteristics of New Housing
http://www.census.gov/construction/chars/highlights.html

Presence of Air-Conditioning in New Single-Family Houses Completed

http://www.census.gov/construction/chars/pdf/aircond.pdf

Commuting to Work

25.7 minutes
Estimated average time for workers age 16 and older across the country spent getting to work in 2012, up from 25.5 minutes in 2011 and 25.3 minutes in 2010.

31.9 and 31.8 minutes
Estimated average time for workers age 16 and older in Maryland and New York spent getting to work in 2012, the longest commute time in the nation. (The two times are not statistically different.) Maryland’s time is down from 32.2 minutes in 2011.

16.7 and 17.4 minutes
Estimated average time workers age 16 and older in South Dakota and North Dakota spent getting to work in 2012, the shortest one-way commute times in the nation. (The two times are not statistically different.)

864,883
Estimated number of people who rode a bicycle to work in 2012. This comes out to about 0.6 percent of the American workforce.

Tools to help with your demographic research or teaching

CensusBureauThe US Census Bureau offers a myriad of tools to help with your demographic research. One of the most common ways to obtain tables with the raw data, or shapefiles, is to use American FactFinder. The search on this website will allow you to type in the types of tables you are looking for (Education, Population, Median Household Income, etc.) and the geography for which you are looking (Census tracts in Connecticut, Counties, or state level). You can search for Census, American Community Survey, or other datasets. You can then download the table, or create a map and download the tables and associate shapefiles (.shp – for use in ArcGIS or other GIS software). The CT State Data Center also has some how-to videos for help with searching American FactFinder.

The Census Bureau also offers a variety of visualizations and other online maps to assist users with understanding various types of statistics. In November, a new interactive suite of visualization tools for jobs, business and other economic statistics was released.  The tool allows users to change the type of data they are interested in, and visualize the results in graph form.

There is also the Data Visualization Gallery, which provides interesting data visualizations with census data, that are published weekly. For example, see “Population Bracketology,” a game based on the NCAA March Madness bracket that allows users to compare city and state population numbers.

The Census Explorer allows the user to interactively look at datasets as a map. Some of the datasets currently included are both Census and ACS:

  • Total population
  • Percent 65 and older
  • Foreign-born population percentage
  • Percent of the population with a high school degree or higher
  • Percent with a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Percent with a master’s degree or higher
  • Labor force participation rate
  • Percent of labor force employed in Professional, Scientific and Tech Industry
  • Home ownership rate
  • Median household income
  • Percent of households with incomes of $150,000 or higher
  • Total wage employees (excludes contractors, self-employed)
  • Tech wage employees
  • Average yearly employee wage
  • Average yearly tech employee wage
  • Total number of business establishment
  • Percent of establishments in the technology sector

Additionally, TIGER data can now be viewed in “TIGERweb4.0” a new release that according to the Census Bureau is: “TIGERweb is a web-based application that allows users to visualize the Census Bureau’s TIGER data. The applications allow users to select features and view their attributes, to search for features by name or geocode, and to identify features by selecting them from a map. The application provides a simple way to view TIGER data without having to download the data.”

Facts for Features: NCAA Final Four

A bit belated, but still relevant because tonight is the men’s final and tomorrow the women’s! Go Huskies!

From the US Census Bureau:

2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four: April 5-7

The NCAA Final Four men’s college basketball games will be played April 5 and April 7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Sometimes known as March Madness or the Big Dance, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament has grown from an eight-team tournament in 1939 to a 68-team, single-elimination playoff with mass appeal. The semifinals and championship games are each expecting more than 100,000 fans, and about 15 million viewers are expected to watch each game on TV. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the four remaining teams — Madison, Wis. (University of Wisconsin), Gainesville, Fla. (University of Florida), Storrs, Conn. (University of Connecticut) and Lexington-Fayette, Ky. (University of Kentucky).

Game Trends

7
Out of the past 10 national championship games, the school from the city with a smaller population has won seven times (70 percent). Source: QuickFacts, Population Estimates and NCAA <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html>, <http://www.ncaa.com/final-four>

50%
Out of the past 10 years of national semifinal games, the school from the city with a smaller population has won half (10 out of 20) of the games. Source: QuickFacts, Population Estimates and NCAA <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/index.html>, <http://www.ncaa.com/final-four>

Arlington, Texas (Home of AT&T Stadium, site of the Men’s Final Four)
Population: 375,600
Median household income: $53,341
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 84.2%
Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 28.7%

Source: QuickFacts <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/4804000.html>

Gainesville, Fla. (Home of the University of Florida Gators)
Population: 126,047
Median household income: $32,145
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 90.9%
Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 43.7%

Source: QuickFacts <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/1225175.html>

Storrs, Connecticut (Home of the University of Connecticut Huskies)
Population: 14,031
Median household income: $34,924
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 95.0%
Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 49.4%

Source: QuickFacts and 2008-2012 American Community Survey <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/09/0973980.html> <http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_12_5YR_B01003&prodType=table>

Madison, Wis.(Home of the University of Wisconsin Badgers)
Population: 240,323
Median household income: $53,958
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 94.8%
Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 53.3%

Source: QuickFacts <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/55/5548000.html>

Lexington-Fayette, Ky.(Home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats)
Population: 305,489
Median household income: $48,779
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 88.7%
Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 39.9%

Source: QuickFacts <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/2146027.html>

2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four: April 6-8

The NCAA Final Four women’s college basketball games will be played April 6 and April 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament has been held annually since 1982; it was one of 12 women’s sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981-82 school year. Since 2003, the championship game has been played on the Tuesday following Monday’s men’s championship game. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the “college towns” associated with the four remaining teams — Storrs, Conn. (University of Connecticut); South Bend, Ind. (University of Notre Dame); Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University); and College Park, Md. (University of Maryland).

Nashville-Davidson, Tenn. (Home of Bridgestone Arena, site of the Women’s Final Four)
Population: 624,496
Median household income: $45,982
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 85.6%
Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 34.3%

Source: Census Bureau QuickFacts and 2008-2012 American Community Survey
<http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/47/4752006.html>

Storrs, Conn.(Home of the University of Connecticut Huskies)
Population: 15,344
Median household income: $34,924
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 95.0%
Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 49.4%

Source: Census Bureau QuickFacts and 2008-2012 American Community Survey
<http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/09/0973980.html>

South Bend, Ind.(Home of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish)
Population: 100,800
Median household income: $34,182
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 84.2%
Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 22.8%

Source: Census Bureau QuickFacts and 2008-2012 American Community Survey
<http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18/1871000.html>

(Note: The University of Notre Dame is technically located in unincorporated Notre Dame, Ind., CDP (census-designated place), which is adjacent to South Bend. Notre Dame, Ind., had a population of 5,973; according to the 2008-2012 American Community Survey, it had a median household income of $21,250; 96.0 percent had a high school diploma or higher; and 73.5 percent had a bachelor’s degree or more. Sources for Notre Dame CDP: Census Bureau QuickFacts  <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18/1855386.html>

Palo Alto, Calif.(Home of the Stanford University Cardinal)
Population: 66,363
Median household income: $122,482
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 97.6%
Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 79.5%

Source: Census Bureau QuickFacts and 2008-2012 American Community Survey
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0655282.html
(Note: Most of Stanford University is located in the unincorporated Stanford, Calif., CDP, adjacent to Palo Alto. Stanford, Calif., had a population of 13,809; according to the 2008-2012 American Community Survey, it had a median household income of $55,299; 99.0 percent had a high school diploma or higher; and 92.3 percent had a bachelor’s degree or more.

Source for Stanford, CDP: Census Bureau QuickFacts: <http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06/0673906.html>

College Park, Md. (Home of the University of Maryland Terrapins)
Population: 31,208
Median household income: $60,402
Percentage completed high school or higher (25 and older): 88.6%
Percentage bachelor’s degree or higher (25 and older): 49.0

Source: Census Bureau QuickFacts and 2008-2012 American Community Survey
<http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/24/2418750.html>