January 27, 2022

U.S. Census Launches 1940 Census Web Page (Interactive Overview, Fast Facts, Infographic and More)

UPDATE: Fast Facts/Comparisons About the 1940 Census From the U.S. Census News Release: In anticipation of the April 2 release of 1940 Census records from the National Archives, the U.S. Census Bureau is launching a new page on its website. Strict confidentiality laws ensure that census records are only unsealed after 72 years have passed, […]

Reference: New EIU/Citibank Report: The World's Most Competitive Cities

From a Summary: A new Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research report, commissioned by Citi, reveals that New York, London and Singapore rank first, second and third in competitiveness, out of 120 of the world’s major cities. Released today, the report, entitled Hot Spots, ranks the most competitive cities in the world for their demonstrated ability […]

Reference: Lists & Rankings: Music's Top 40 Money Makers 2012

via Billboard: As the concert business rebounded in 2011, touring remained the biggest source of income for the top earners in the U.S. music business. Billboard’s sixth annual Money Makers ranking includes veteran road warriors U2, Kenny Chesney and Bon Jovi, as well as other artists emerging in recent years as A-list arena headliners, from […]

Fast Facts: Top 5 Manufacturers of Tablet Computers in 2011

Direct to List/Market Share (AP via ABC News) Data Provided by IHS iSuppli 1. Apple 62% Market Share Maker of iPad 40.5 million shipped worldwide 2. Samsung 9% Market Share Maker of Galaxy Line 6.1 million shipped 3. Amazon.com 6% Market Share Maker of Kindle Fire 3.9 million 4. Barnes and Noble Maker of Nook […]

Reference: Compare Statistics With New United Nations CountryStats iOS App (Free)

Released late last week by the United Nations. UN CountryStats is a data visualization tool to compare key economic, social, environmental, trade, and area & population indicators for 216 countries and territories. Indicators, drawn from the United Nations’ unique and authoritative data set, can be viewed as complete country tables or visualized as bar graphs. […]

Reference: Bloomberg Launches Global Daily Billionaires Ranking

Direct to Bloomberg World’s Billionaire Index The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world’s 20 richest people. In calculating net worth, we strive to provide the most transparent estimates available. Each Bloomberg Billionaire profile contains a detailed analysis of how that person’s fortune has been tallied. The index is a dynamic measure […]

Fast Facts: 2012 Academy Awards Fact Sheets

Direct from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. 84th Academy Awards Fact Sheet (4 pages; PDF) Examples of What You’ll Find: Number of countries submitting foreign language films 63 Number of voting members 5,783 Number of Oscar statuettes created for 84th Academy Awards 50 Number of Oscar statuettes given out at the 83rd […]

Reference: Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2012

From an Economist Intelligence Unit Announcement: According to the latest Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, London sits among the twenty most expensive cities in the world. Manchester, the other UK city in the report, lies in 53rd place in the ranking of over 130 cities. Even though inflation levels […]

Reference: U.S. Census Releases Graphs on Historical Voting Trends

From a U.S. Census Bureau E-Mail: The Census Bureau has released 10 graphics that highlight national trends in voting by race, age, education, and other characteristics since 1964. Four graphics address presidential elections, four address congressional elections and two address all national elections. All are based on previously released tabulations from the November Voting and […]

New Reference Resource: USDA Releases Historic Census of Agriculture Reports

From the USDA Blog: Did you know that the number of farms in the United States peaked in 1935 at 6,812,350 operations when the average farm size was 154.8 acres? In comparison, the 2007 Census of Agriculture counted 2,204,792 farms with the average farm size of 418 acres. In celebration of 150 years of service […]