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US Population Center Trending Toward South This Decade

Experts aren't sure at this point if the dramatic pull of the South is a short-term change spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic or a long-term trend, or even what impact it will have on the reallocation of political power through redistricting after the 2030 census. read more >
Mark R. Hayes, executive director of the Arkansas Municipal League
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Mark Hayes Knows Tech a Two-Way Street for Cities

Mark Hayes, the chief of the Arkansas Municipal League, says the use and abuse of technology is the biggest challenge for Arkansas cities. read more >
Government & Politics

Census Says: Public Sector Employment Sees Decline in 2013

The U.S. Census Bureau last month released its report on public sector employment, which presents employment and payroll information on state and local governments. The report is based on information from the 2013 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll for March 2013. read more >

Young Americans, Minorities Rely More on Handheld Devices

Young Americans, blacks, Hispanics and lower income households are more likely to rely solely on handheld computers than other groups, according to a November report from the Census Bureau. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

U.S. Census Says More Than 8 Out of 10 American Households Own Computers

In 2013, 83.8 percent of U.S. households owned a computer and 74.4 percent reported Internet use, according to a November report from the Census Bureau. read more >
Source: 2012 Census of Governments: Finance—Survey of School System Finances. Data are not subject to sampling error, but for information on nonsampling error and definitions, see introductory text. Detail may not add up to total due to rounding. Data users who create their own estimates from these tables should cite the U.S. Census Bureau as the source of the original data only.
Education / Government & Politics

Public Education Revenue in U.S. Slips

Public elementary and secondary education revenue fell in fiscal year 2012 for the first time since 1977, when the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting public education finance data annually. Public elementary and secondary school systems received $594.5 billion in total revenue in fiscal year 2012, down $4.9 billion, or 0.8 percent, from fiscal year 2011, according to a Census report issued in late May. read more >
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce: Census Bureau
Construction

Total Construction Expenditures Continue Rebound

Construction spending in February 2014 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $945.7 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Department. This is an increase of 8.7 percent compared with the February 2013 rate, an estimated $869.9 billion, and a 0.1 percent increase from the January 2014 rate of $944.6 billion. read more >
Data based on sample. For information confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions see census.gov/acs/www (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2012 American Community Survey)
Government & Politics

Fayetteville MSA Noncitizen Population Remains Highest in Arkansas

The 2010-2012 American Community Survey reported last month that 10.3 million noncitizens under the age of 35 live in the United States, or less than 4 percent of the total population. read more >
(Population 25 years and over, full-time workers. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see census.gov/acs/www)
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More Workers Earning Graduate College Degrees, Earnings

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of adults who finished some graduate school rose 24 percent from 2008 to 2013, increasing from 29 million to 36 million. read more >
Retail

Census Checks Out Holiday Shopping

The U.S. Census looks at the numbers it takes to mail those Christmas letters. read more >
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 American Community Survey, 2012 Puerto Rico Community Survey.
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

Census Says Arkansas Income Up – and Down

Arkansans’ median household income rose 1.6 percent in 2012 compared with 2011, to $40,112 from $39,469, the U.S. Census Bureau reported late last month. That was the good news. read more >
Government & Politics

State, Local Governments See Revenue Numbers Grow

The revenue picture for state and local governments improved in 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau reported late last month. Increases in sales and gross receipt taxes and in individual income taxes helped propel a rise in tax revenue, the first in two years. Total revenue for state and local governments hit a record high of $3.4 trillion in 2011, up 8.4 percent from 2010. read more >
Construction / Real Estate

New Census Housing Report Opens Door to Stats

The U.S. Census Bureau report includes information on the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and other elements of residential construction completed in the United States in 2012 read more >
Education

Census Says Education Spending Falls

Fiscal year 2011 saw the first decline in public education spending per student since 1977, the year that the U.S. Census Bureau started collecting data on such outlays, the bureau recently reported. read more >
(Data based on sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see Census.gov/acs/www.)
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Arkansas Still Ranks Low in Commuting Time

Arkansas workers don't spend as much time getting to and from work as do most other states. read more >
Education

Enrollment in Private Schools Drops in Last Decade

A recent U.S. Census Bureau report documents a drop in private school enrollment in the U.S. during the first decade of this century. read more >
Government & Politics

High-Income Households Concentrated in Cities

This map, provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, shows the number of high-income households in each county. The data is based on the American Community Survey years of 2007 through 2011 and on income received from January 2006 to November 2011. read more >