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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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In Memoriam Bernard “Burnie” Dolberg 1928-2017

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Builder Confidence Edges Up

Friday, November 17, 2017

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Why Only 11% of Us Are Moving

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