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FRIDAY, NOV 08, 2019
As Capital’s Baseball Futility Remained Constant, Demographics Changed Over the Decades

The 1930s was the last decade when the Washington, D.C., area had fewer than 500,000 residents – and until last month, the last time its baseball team had a shot... more

TUESDAY, OCT 29, 2019
Largest Ancestral Group in U.S. Beginning to See Numbers Wane

A 200-year-old immigration wave in the U.S. is finally ebbing. The number of Americans who claim to be German-Americans – the nation’s largest ancestral gr... more

TUESDAY, OCT 22, 2019
Social Explorer Analysis: Fossil Fuel Heating Use Dropped Slightly Over Last Decade

The percentage of U.S. households relying upon fossil fuels to heat their homes has fallen during the last decade – but only slightly, indicating a major challen... more

MONDAY, OCT 21, 2019
As Recession Pain Fades, Number of Working-Age Men Begins Catching Up With Women in Labor Force

The ratio of working-age women to men in the labor force fell for the eighth straight year in 2017, falling to its lowest level since the depths of the Great Recession... more

FRIDAY, OCT 18, 2019
As Economy Continues to Heat Up, Fewer Mobile Homes Are Moving

Mobile homes, once viewed as a primary source of housing for poor people in the Deep South and Appalachia, have expanded their range to shelter poor people in the Amer... more

Despite Instagram Fame, Van Life Remained Static Over Last Decade

Millions of Americans have been tempted by the romance of alternative housing arrangements such as a van, boat or recreational vehicle. The New York Post touts living ... more

FRIDAY, SEP 27, 2019
Long Form Census Questionnaire Continues Under Different Name

Although Americans only fill out a decennial Census form once every 10 years, the Census Bureau gets information about the nation’s population from a variety of ... more

THURSDAY, SEP 19, 2019
For Employer-Based Health Insurance, Metros With Higher Education Institutions Have More Coverage

While the concentration of employers is spread unevenly throughout the U.S., metro areas with a high percentage of adults who get health insurance from their workplace... more

TUESDAY, SEP 17, 2019
Census Data Shows You Can Go Home Again, And 1 in 3 Young American Adults Do

The number of young adults who live with their parents has exceeded the number of married young adults with their own households – and is close to surpassing the... more

MONDAY, SEP 16, 2019
When It Comes to Living in College Towns, Tuition Isn’t Always the Biggest Bill

Housing costs in college towns are chewing up student incomes almost as fast as tuition, according to a Social Explorer analysis. The 10 metros where renters spend mor... more

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