The wealth gap widens

Sep 26, 2019
A lot of it comes down to taxation, the stock market and the country's demographic makeup.
Income inequality is rising even though the economy is in its longest period of growth.
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For businesses, American Community Survey is a trove of valuable information

Sep 26, 2019
The Census Bureau's annual survey helps businesses figure out where and what they should be selling.
Businesses use ACS data to decide where to open new stores. Above, a storefront for lease in Chicago.
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The fastest—and slowest—growing counties in the U.S.

Apr 19, 2019
Counties in Texas, North Dakota and Florida are experiencing a high rate of population growth.
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Texas leads way in population growth

Apr 18, 2019
Strong economy and a lower cost of living are contributing to the increase in the Lone Star State.
A fan waves a Texas state flag while the Texas Rangers play.
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The rise of renters

Oct 16, 2018
We spoke to renters in Denver, Colorado, about the financial barriers to homeownership.
A sign advertising apartments for rent is displayed in front of an apartment complex July 8, 2009 in San Francisco, Calif.
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How are consumers spending their money?

Jul 16, 2018
The U.S. Census Bureau will release June retail sales data this morning. We already know that consumer spending is strong right now due in part to a tight labor market and inflation. But how are consumers financing their current spending spree…

New home sales are looking up in a tight housing market

Feb 26, 2018
New home sale numbers are out today from the U.S. Census Bureau. In a tight housing market, strong new construction numbers could be a boost to first-time homebuyers. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

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Can technology make the census more accurate?

Oct 31, 2017
The census influences how hundreds of billions of dollars are spent. Will reaching out online improve the response rate?
Forms for Census 2010 are displayed during an event April 1, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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What happens when the economic census is late

All of the policy and business decisions that use that census data — and there are a lot — will get pushed back, too.

Median incomes are up, but is the economy improving?

Sep 14, 2016
The latest numbers from the Census Bureau show fewer Americans are living in poverty.
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