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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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Mapping Impacts of Federal Broadband Investments on Local Communities
New ACCESS BROADBAND Dashboard helps users assess broadband availability and adoption and evaluate how it impacts their local economies.
Remote Work During the Pandemic Shifted Daytime Population of Cities
U.S. Census Bureau tools show how the daytime population of urban job centers declined during the pandemic as more employees worked from home.
Where in the United States Are the High-Tech Jobs?
Census Bureau’s new Business Dynamics Statistics of U.S. High Tech Industries shows where high-tech jobs are and where new high-tech companies are locating.
Business and Economy
How Did Self-Care Industries Perform at Start of Pandemic?
The 2021 Service Annual Survey shows trends in select self-care industries since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business and Economy
Economic Census: What’s in It for Me?
The 2022 Economic Census began collecting data last week that will help shape business strategies and economic development planning.
Business and Economy
In Time for the Grammy Awards, Statistics on the Recording Industry
Showcasing the 65th annual Grammy Awards on February 5 through Census Bureau data on the recording industry.
Business and Economy
Census Count of U.S. Businesses: Why Responses Matter
The Economic Census, taken every five years, is the most comprehensive survey of businesses in 19 economic sectors and at the national, state and local levels.
Business and Economy
Who Owns America’s Businesses?
The 2021 Annual Business Survey shows Hispanic business ownership is on the rise.
The Stories U.S. Census Bureau Data Told in 2022
A look at some of the America Counts stories that revealed shifts in our population, from growing diversity and declining poverty to where and how we live.
Business and Economy
A Toast to the Growing Number of U.S. Beer/Wine Manufacturers
Beer and wine will be part of many holiday celebrations, a chance to look at import and export data on breweries and wineries.
Using Census Data to Inform Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery
The U.S. Census Bureau provides vital tools and data to assist in disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
Business and Economy
More Women in Manufacturing Jobs in Every Age Group
In the runup to Manufacturing Day on Oct. 7, we look at the growing role of women in manufacturing.
Census Bureau’s 2022 Back-to-School Guide for Teachers
Teachers can turn lessons into real-world connections in the classroom with help from Statistics in Schools.
Business and Economy
Revenues for Home Care, Elderly Services Increase as Nation Ages
Service Annual Survey shows revenue increased in select service industries from 2013 to 2020.
Do Young Workers Still Have Summer Jobs?
As the school year ends, the prospect of summer jobs for youths rises but there’s been a declining overall trend in young people working during summer months.
Business and Economy
Business Trends and Outlook Survey: New Light on Business Health
The new BTOS will provide continuous data across geography, business sector, and business size.
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.
Business and Economy
Internet Crushes Traditional Media: From Print to Digital
Latest Census Bureau Service Annual Survey shows decline in revenue for Newspaper, Magazine and Video Tape/Disc Rental Industries.
Business and Economy
Small Business Week 2022: How Small Businesses Impact Our Economy
The 59th Annual Small Business Week theme is “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship.”
Business and Economy
E-Commerce Sales Surged During the Pandemic
Annual growth in e-commerce retail sales accelerated during the pandemic as more consumers shopped online.
Business and Economy
Exploring Economic Data by Topic
The Exploring Census Data webinar series focuses on data research by business topic.
Exploring Census Data Made Easy
The new Census Survey Explorer provides a quick and comprehensive list of surveys by topic, geography and frequency.
Business and Economy
Mom and Pop Businesses: Key Contributors to U.S. Economy
The 83rd annual Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is an opportunity to highlight their impact and Census Bureau tools and resources available for small business.
Business and Economy
Increase in Number of U.S. Black-Owned Businesses From 2017 to 2019
U.S. Census Bureau statistics show Black-owned businesses grew in all sectors of the U.S. economy.
Business and Economy
Census Bureau Survey Now Measures COVID Impact on Workforce, Supplies
Phase 8 of the SBPS is designed to deepen our understanding of how the pandemic continues to affect U.S. small business operations.
U.S. Startups Create Jobs at Higher Rates, Older Large Firms Employ Most Workers
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics show how the age and size of firms contributed to job creation and employment shares from 1976 to 2019.
Business and Economy
The Business of Manufacturing Snack Foods Before the “Big Game”
Snack foods are big business around popular sporting events.
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.
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Novice Data Users: Help Is on the Way
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Census Academy launches the 2022 Back to Data Basics Webinar Series this week to help less experienced data users navigate census data.
Business and Economy
Don’t Turn the Page on Bookstores
The nation’s 6,045 bookstores are still thriving, serving the needs of students and holiday shoppers looking for that perfect gift.
Business and Economy
Census Bureau Serves Hearty Spread of Holiday Food Industry Statistics
Data reveal the business of the holiday food industry from agriculture to manufacturing to wholesalers and retailers.
Business and Economy
Franchising is More than Just Fast Food
The 2017 Economic Census Franchise Statistics Report shows there were 498,234 franchise establishments with 9.6 million workers and $1.7 trillion in sales.
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
Who Are the Owners of Exporting Firms?
This Census Bureau product matches export transactions to business profiles in the Annual Business Survey.
Will Post-COVID Unemployment Insurance Be Like After Great Recession?
The share of adults who received UI reached a six-year low in 2018 during the Great Recession recovery. So far during the pandemic, UI receipt remains high.
Business and Economy
Number of Businesses Grow in Metros, Shrink in Micros
There were 637,997 employer businesses in Micropolitan Statistical Areas in 2019, a 0.3% drop since 2017.


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