February 19, 2009
September 23, 2008
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
Did you know the idea for this holiday was conceived in Spokane?
April 29, 2008
March 28, 2008
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
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:
December 12, 2007
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:
December 7, 2007
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.
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
Research Bits –
– source: Media Law