Tagged: u.s. census bureau

Arkansas Households Receiving Public Assistance Drops

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2014 12:00 am

The percentage of households in the United States receiving public assistance — welfare — stood at 2.9 percent in 2012, the most recent data available, the same as in 2011. In Arkansas, 2.7 percent of households received public assistance in 2012, compared with 2.8 percent in 2011.

Census Says Breweries Booming

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The number of breweries in the United States has more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, rising from 398 to 869, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The value of shipments increased nearly 33.6 percent between 2007 and 2012, to $28.3 billion.

Back to School By the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/11/2014 12:00 am

A look at the money spend on education in the United States, from nursery school to college.

Population Rises in U.S. Poverty Areas, Arkansas Up Nearly 15 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

One in four residents of the United States live in “poverty areas,” according to federal data. That’s an increase from less than one in five in 2000.

New Residential Construction Sees Mixed Results in Housing Starts

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Housing starts for privately owned units stood at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 in March, a rise of 2.8 percent above the February number of 920,000 but 5.9 percent below the March 2013 total of 1,005,000.