NC in Focus: New Residential Construction, 2013

By on 9.25.14 in Housing

Nationwide, nearly 1 million building permits were issued for new residential construction in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Building Permits Survey. Texas led the nation, accounting for 15% of all authorized housing units, followed by Florida (9%) and California (8%). North Carolina issued the fourth largest amount of residential building permits in 2013: 51,290, accounting for 6% of the national total. In fifth place, housing units authorized by Georgia comprised 4% of all…

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Did you know…? 3 Fun Facts about UNC Schools

By on 9.22.14 in Education

In 2012, more than 220,000 individuals were enrolled at one of the 15 universities within the University of North Carolina system. Enrollment ranged from just under 2,900 students at Elizabeth City State to more than 34,000 at North Carolina State. In the past few months, I’ve looked at where students come from (here, here, and here), as well as the impact that a large university can have on the county’s population structure. Today, I’ll highlight…

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NC in Focus: Computer & Internet Access

The U.S. Census Bureau released results from the 2013 American Community Survey this morning. This data is available for the nation, all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, every metropolitan area, and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more. This marked the first time that the survey included a set of questions about computer and internet use that included information on type of internet access. These…

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NC in Focus: Young Adults Living with Parents, State by State

Nationally, more than a third (35%) of all twenty-something young adults were living at home in 2012. The largest share was in New Jersey: nearly half (48%) of New Jersey's young adults were still living in a household headed by their parent or step-parent. In three other states--Connecticut, New York, and California--more than 40% of young adults were living at home. In contrast, only 17% of young adults ages 20-29 were living with their parents in North…

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What does a college town look like?

[caption id="attachment_1782" align="aligncenter" width="550" class=" "] Image Source: Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau[/caption] Though migration is a hard event to capture, there is rich data—60 years of it, in fact!—for every county in the United States, courtesy of the “Net Migration Patterns for US Counties” project at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Nearly every geography has a unique migration profile that can be differentiated by age, race, and gender. These profiles tell us a…

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NC Data: Racial Composition of Local Police and Residents

  Interested in doing N.C. version of http://t.co/06rRzuK3u3 ? I bet @ncdemography could help. #ddj @TheNCPress @UNCJschool — Ryan Thornburg (@rtburg) September 5, 2014 Because I can hardly resist an opportunity to a) try to replicate data and b) help someone who's looking for data, I went poking around for this data this afternoon. The police department statistics are straightforward. The most recent data is from a 2007 survey by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.…

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NC in Focus: Young Adults Living with Parents, 2000 v. 2012

  “In 2012, 36% of the nation’s young adults ages 18 to 31—the so-called Millennial generation—were living in their parents’ home... This is the highest share in at least four decades and represents a slow but steady increase over the 32% of their same-aged counterparts who were living at home prior to the Great Recession in 2007 and the 34% doing so when it officially ended in 2009…. The steady rise in the share of…

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NC in Focus: Labor Day

By on 8.28.14 in Economic Data

In celebration of Labor Day, a national holiday created to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers, here's a quick look at some data about North Carolina's labor force. 4.7 million North Carolinians 16 and over were in the civilian labor force in 2013. Among wage and salary employees working in non-farm establishments, nearly a quarter (22.5%) were employed in one of these 10 occupations in 2013: 117,000 North Carolina employees were members…

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What time will my baby be born?

My friend and colleague Christopher Marcum is expecting his first child (congratulations, Chris!) and “wanted to know what the timing of births looked like throughout the day.” So, he pulled 2012 births data from the Centers for Disease Control and produced an eye-catching series of plots. Each dot represents the total number of births that occurred in 2012 at each minute between 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. (1,440 total minutes represented). The colors represent different…

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NC in Focus: Manufacturing Employment, 1850-2010

By on 8.21.14 in Economic Data

In 1880, 14% of U.S. workers were employed in manufacturing; in North Carolina, 4% were (most were working on farms). Employment in manufacturing grew steadily in both the nation and the state through mid-twentieth century. By 1930, 22% of North Carolina workers were employed in manufacturing, matching the national rate. National employment in manufacturing peaked in 1960 (27%) and subsequently declined. Since 1940, North Carolina’s share of employees in the manufacturing industry has been higher…

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