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America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers

We feature stories on various topics such as families, housing, employment, business, education, the economy, emergency management, and population.


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A House Tour by the Numbers
In recognition of American Housing Month and National Homeownership Month, we highlight U.S. Census Bureau data and tools on housing and construction.
Census Bureau Construction Data: From Stone Age to Space Age
The U.S. Census Bureau is phasing in improvements, including satellite imaging, to improve construction data products that are key federal economic indicators.
Business and Economy
Small Business Pulse Survey Reveals Price Increases by Sector
Phase 6 wrapped up October 17 and Phase 7 went into the field November 15. Will Phase 7 show that these economic trends are continuing?
Business and Economy
Sales of Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters Grew — or Did They?
The new 2017 Economic Census Comparative Statistics and Bridge Statistics reports ensure apple-to-apple comparisons when industry classifications change.
Business and Economy
Business Growth in Desert Southwest More than Twice National Average
More than 287,000 employer businesses called these counties home in 2019, up 8.5% Since 2015.
Manufacturing Industries That Make Materials to Build, Furnish a Home
The Annual Survey of Manufactures has a new interactive visualization that showcases housing-related manufacturing in America.
Business and Economy
U.S. Small Businesses Suffer Supply Chain Disruptions
Over 60% of manufacturers responding to the Small Business Pulse Survey saw disruptions in domestic supplies and 39% need to identify new supply options.
New Apartment Construction Declined Nationwide between 2017 and 2019
The Census Bureau’s Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units provides information on new apartment construction and rental costs.


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