Tagged: u.s. census bureau

Census Says Poverty Rate in US Stays Consistent

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

The official poverty rate in the United States in 2014 was 14.8 percent, and 46.7 million people were in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The rate and number weren’t statistically different from the 2013 estimates.

Census Says Arkansas Household Income Stagnates

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Real median household income in Arkansas was $41,262 in 2014, rising by 0.2 percent compared with 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau, however, does not consider the rise statistically significant.

Census Says U.S Median Income Stagnates

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Real median household income in the United States in 2014 showed no statistically significant change from 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau announced last week.

Percentage of Millennials Living Independently Drops

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/21/2015 12:00 am

Despite an improving economy, the percentage of young adults, or millennials, living independently in the United States has not rebounded to prerecession levels, according to a recent study.

Number of Women-Owned Arkansas Businesses Rises

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 9:59 am

The number of women-owned businesses in Arkansas has increased by 73 percent since 1997, according to the fifth annual State of Women-Owned Business Report.

Census Says Nonemployer Businesses See Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The number of businesses without paid employees — known as nonemployer businesses — in the U.S. rose by 269,705 in 2013, to 23 million, a 1.2 percent increase, the U.S. Census Bureau says.

Census Says Arkansans Keen on Marriage

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Seventeen percent of adults in the United States have been married two or more times, according to a March report from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Of all U.S. residents age 15 and older, 13 percent have been married twice and 4 percent have walked down the aisle three or more times.

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.