April 26, 2017

The Global Language Monitor Releases “Top Trending Words of 2012 Mid-Year Update”

From the Intro: Trending 2012 Update: Obesogenic, Derecho (and the gender neutral ‘hen’) are taking on the Mayan Apocalypse, Kate, and Debt as candidates for the Top Word of the Year according to a mid-year update by the Global Language Monitor. Each year, GLM produces the top trending words for the following year just before the new year […]

Reference: Fast Facts: Fastest Growing U.S. Cities Since 2010 Census

From the U.S. Census: Texas had eight of the 15 most rapidly growing large cities between Census Day (April 1, 2010) and July 1, 2011, according to population estimates for all of the nation’s incorporated cities and towns and minor civil divisions released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. “These estimates provide our first look […]

Reference: Digest of Education Statistics 2011 Now Available

Released yesterday by the National Center for Education Statistics. The primary purpose of the Digest of Education Statistics is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially […]

Reference: U.S. Department of Education Releases New and Updated College Cost Data

From the U.S. Department of Education: The U.S. Department of Education continued to increase transparency around the cost of college by updating several lists on its College Affordability and Transparency Center today, highlighting institutions with the highest and lowest tuition and net price, and those schools where prices are rising the fastest. In addition, this […]

Ready Reference: New York City Green Book Now Available Online, Searchable

From an Introduction by Mayor Michael Bloomberg: For nearly a century, the Green Book has kept New Yorkers informed about the agencies, offices, boards, and commissions that keep our dynamic City running. This year, to complement the traditional printed edition, we are proud to publish the first truly “green” Green Book-a searchable, up-to-date City directory […]

Amazon.com Releases Annual “Most Well-Read Cities in America” List

Of course the rankings are only based on Amazon.com sales and there are plenty of other places to purchase and borrow reading material. Nevertheless, it’s always fun to review lists like this one when you understand the caveats and purpose. Amazon.com releases this list to help promote the summer reading season. Below the list are […]

Using Wolfram|Alpha to Access and Analyze Census Data

C. Alan Joyce from Wolfram|Alpha has a terrific post (the first in a series) about using the wonderful computational reference resource to analyze data (comparisons, chart, etc.) from the American Community Survey (U.S. Census). The post includes background, screenshots, and plenty examples of what’s possible when you utilize Wolfram|Alpha. Here are a few examples: Population […]

Reference: U.S. Census Adds New Data to USA Counties Web Site

From a U.S. Census E-Mail: [Data] files contain demographic, economic and governmental statistics from the Census Bureau and other federal agencies, presented for the purpose of multi-county comparisons or single county profiles. National- and state-level statistics are presented as well. The files cover topics such as agriculture, crime, education, health, retail trade and vital statistics. […]

Reference: Statistics: IRS Releases FY 2011 Data Book

From the Internal Revenue Service: The Internal Revenue Service  has released the 2011 IRS Data Book, a snapshot of agency activities for fiscal year 2011 – Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30, 2011. During the year, the IRS collected $2.4 trillion and processed more than 234 million tax returns. In addition to information on taxes […]

Reference: Census Bureau Releases New List/Maps of Urban Areas (Based on 2010 Census)

From the U.S. Census: The nation’s urban population increased by 12.1 percent from 2000 to 2010, outpacing the nation’s overall growth rate of 9.7 percent for the same period, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau released the new list of urban areas (XLS) today based on 2010 Census results. Urban areas — […]