ORB – Oregonian Research Blog

February 19, 2009

Thursday ORB Roundup


September 23, 2008

Who are we?

Filed under: census,Demographics,travel/tourism — Lynne @ 12:50 pm

As we stated on page one today, Oregon is a pretty average state. We fall near the middle on most indicators listed in the 2007 American Community Survey. Oregonians, including our aging workforce, are also open to new ideas. And if you happen to live in Portland, then you are most certainly green, clean, and active.

June 9, 2008

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features for the month of June

Filed under: census,natural disasters — Lynne @ 10:21 pm

Father’s Day.
Did you know the idea for this holiday was conceived in Spokane?

Hurricane season is here.
Let’s hope it isn’t as active as the tornado season has been.

April 29, 2008

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features for the month of May

Filed under: census,holidays,statistics — Lynne @ 6:35 pm
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Mother’s Day
  • Older Americans Month
  • March 28, 2008

    Filed under: census — Lynne @ 6:22 pm

    Census Bureau — USA Counties

    Downloadable data files have been created to accompany the web-based USA Counties. Now users can download directly more than 5,900 data items from the Web site for the United States, the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and all 3,141 counties and county equivalents. Information in USA Counties covers topics such as: age, agriculture, ancestry, banking, building permits, business patterns, crime, earnings, education, elections, employment, government, health, households, housing, income, labor force, manufactures, population, poverty, retail trade, social programs, veterans, vital statistics, water use, and wholesale trade.

    December 21, 2007

    Filed under: census,Demographics,statistics — Lynne @ 11:30 pm

    Statistical Abstract of the United States 2008!

    The 2008 edition of the Statistical Abstract of the United States is now available online. I am so excited! This resource is where to go when looking for who, what, and how many of just about anything in the United States. Published since 1878, the 2008 edition has 64 new tables. Here is a sampling:

    Marriages and Divorces–Number and Rate by State: 1990 to 2005 [Excel] [PDF]

    Purchasing Power of the Dollar: 1980 to 2006 [Excel] [PDF ]

    Snow, Hail, Ice Pellets, and Sleet–Selected Cities (Portland included) [Excel] [PDF]

    Top States and Cities Visited by Overseas Travelers: 2000 to 2006 [Excel] [PDF]

    Weekly Food Cost of a Nutritious Diet by Type of Family: 2000 and 2006 [Excel] [PDF]

    December 12, 2007

    Filed under: census,film industry,newspapers — Lynne @ 6:53 pm

    Foreign Films Translate Into Growing Revenue Stream, Newspapers Do Not

    The U.S. Census released the 2006 Service Annual Survey: Information Sector Services, a series of economic tables that are part of a larger package. The Information Sector includes newspaper publishers, books and periodicals; the film industry; broadcast companies; telecommunications companies; and Internet service providers.

    Details from the survey:

  • Foreign film admissions revenue increased 18.7 percent to $216 million in 2006, thanks in large part to Pan’s Labyrinth and The Lives of Others.
  • Revenue from admission to domestic films remains flat.
  • Broadcast television and cable television are up. So are music publishers and radio networks.
  • Newspaper publishers and greeting cards are down in revenue. Newspaper publishers showed a 1.7 percent decline, falling to $48.9 billion. Greeting card publishers are down 9.4%.
  • December 7, 2007

    Filed under: census,transportation,trucking industry — Lynne @ 1:06 am

    Trucks Travel 91 Billion Miles as Part of $312 Billion Industry

    On Tuesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2006 Service Annual Survey: Truck Transportation, Couriers and Messengers, and Warehousing and Storage. The report states that total revenue for truck transportation, couriers and messengers, and warehousing and storage reached $312 billion in 2006. In addition to total revenue, the report provides, size of shipments, revenue by commodity shipped, origin and destination of shipment, and inventories of revenue-generating equipment.

    Filed under: census,population — Lynne @ 12:32 am

    2007 Preliminary Population Estimates

    The Population Research Center at Portland State University has posted the 2007 Annual Population Estimates. County (Multnomah has increased by almost 10,000) and City figures are available in PDF, or download all tables in Excel.

    November 8, 2007

    Filed under: census,DMV,media law,roundup_bits — Lynne @ 7:07 pm

    Research Bits –

  • The Citizen Media Law Project launched its Legal Threats Database. The project’s goal is to document legal threats (lawsuits, cease-and-desist letters) aimed at online speech.
    – source: Media Law
  • U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Veterans Day
  • DMV Voice Response System has its new monthly password.
  • Blog at WordPress.com.