Census Data

To what degree are people's location decisions dictated by their consumer preferences? Jordan Weissmann of Slate Magazine discusses whether living in an expensive city like New York City is a consumption choice.
Sep 4, 2014   Slate Magazine
Dave Munson discovered the neighborhoods throughout the United States that are both affordable by his salary and walkable.
Aug 22, 2014   Munson's City
The New York Times recently visualized domestic migration and population makeup for each state in the United States from 1900 until today using Census data.
Aug 15, 2014   The New York Times
Multiple metrics have been developed to measure which areas are the most friendly to pedestrians. But by looking at Census Data on commuting patterns, one can glean which city's residents are making the most of their "walkable" environs.
Dec 14, 2013   Governing
Detroit is the unlikely name atop the League of American Bicyclists' new list of cities that have grown their share of bike commuters the most between 1990-2012.
Nov 21, 2013   DC.Streetsblog
Four years after the Great Recession technically ended, the rate at which Americans are choosing to relocate continues to decline and is now at historic lows. What is causing this long-term trend?
Nov 19, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Sarah Watson makes the case for micro-apartments, those controversial 250-350 sq. ft. units that neighbors often oppose but meet a critical need.
Aug 27, 2013   The Urbanist
The federal government's controversial decision to scrap Canada's long-form census in 2011 and replace it with a voluntary household survey is coming home to roost, as cities across the country dismiss its skewed results.
Jul 11, 2013   The Ottawa Citizen
The demographic milestone shows how the U.S. is quickly becoming a nation of minorities - and also shows the rapid aging and lower birth rates of the white, non-hispanic demographic. However, due to immigration, the total white population increased.
Jun 14, 2013   USA Today
The recent reversal of America's historic trends in city growth, driving rates, and home sizes have urbanists wondering about their long-term prospects as the economy recovers. Recent data indicates one of those trends didn't have staying power.
Jun 4, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
While the percentage of American's living outside of urban areas has been declining for some time, overall rural population loss has occurred for the first time since the Census began keeping track, reports the USDA's Economic Research Service.
May 16, 2013   USDA ERS