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Friday, November 3, 2017

Change in the fertility rate (number of births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44) by race and Hispanic origin, 2000 to 2015:

Asian: -11%
Black: -10%
Hispanic: -25%
Non-Hispanic White: +1%


The non-Hispanic White population declined in 18 states between 2000 and 2015, including California, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

Source: Demographics of the U.S., 5th ed

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How Young Adults Live: 1967 and 2017

Friday, January 19, 2018

The living arrangements of 25-to-34-year-olds have changed dramatically over the past 50 years, according to Census Bureau statistics. In 1967, more than 80% of 25-to-34-year-olds lived with a spouse. In 2017, no single living arrangement accounts for...

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Remodeling Market to March Higher in 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

The coming year is expected to be another robust one for residential renovations and repairs with growth accelerating as the year progresses, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released today by the Remodeling Futures Program...

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Toll Brothers and the Rise of “Affordable Luxury”

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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