Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey in a New York Times widget.
The New York Times recently published an interactive map with Google that breaks down U.S. Census figures for Lakewood by block. Click here to view the map. Type "Lakewood, OH" into the search bar on the right and start exploring the various maps in each category: race and ethnicity, income, housing and families and education. When the latest U.S. Census figures were released, we learned four key things about Lakewood: Read more about the Census results in this Lakewood Patch story.
Monday, December 10, 2012
While the official 2010 census count put the city at 52,131 residents, that figure dropped to 51,724 in 2011, the estimate says — a loss of 407 people in one year.
Lakewood is getting smaller, a new estimate from the US Census Bureau shows. But not by too much. After all, there are still 9,420 people per square mile in Lakewood. While the official 2010 census count put the city at 52,131 residents, that figure dropped to 51,724 in 2011, the estimate says — a loss of 407 people in one year. But there's still some good news for the city. Lakewood stayed just above the required 50,000-resident mark needed to remain an "Entitlement Community." That means the city will be able to continue receiving Community Development Block Grants from the federal government. The trend of the city’s population slide may be reversing, with the school district recently announcing an anticipated spike in enrollment in the …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The Census Bureau says the new data offers a "new layer of detail" to the population and housing data released last year as part of the decennial population study.
The U.S. Census Bureau released more detailed statistics for Ohio from the 2010 Census, including new data for racial groups in Lakewood. The bureau says the new data offers a "new layer of detail" to the population and housing data released last year as part of the decennial population study. The new data even drills down into city data, giving communities like Lakewood a window into how different racial groups are living within our communities. The Census data is a massive trove of information, so the plan here is to highlight some interesting facts gleamed from the data. 1. Lakewood is largely white, but getting more diverse Lakewood describes itself as a diverse community, and the data shows that the city is only getting more diverse. …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Some sweet Valentine's Day facts and figures. Enjoy.
Valentine's Day isn't just for lovebirds. It's also a big day for those in romance-related businesses -- as evidenced by these numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Candy 1,177 – Number of U.S. manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2009, employing 34,252 people. California led the nation in the number of chocolate and cocoa manufacturing establishments with 135, followed by Pennsylvania with 111. Source: U.S. Census. 24.7 pounds – Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2010. Source: U.S. Census. Flowers $375 million – The combined wholesale value of domestically produced cut flowers in 2010 for all flower-producing operations with $100,000 or more in sales. Among states, California was the …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Here's a by-the-numbers look at the holiday
We know Christmas is a big time for retailers, but how big? And just where did all those toys under the nation's trees this morning come from? Here is a by-the-numbers look at Christmas, courtesy of U.S. Census Bureau. Rush to the Stores $27.2 billion: Retail sales by the nation’s department stores (including leased departments) in December 2010. This represented a 44 percent jump from the previous month. Other U.S. retailers with sizable jumps in sales between November and December 2010 were clothing stores (33 percent); radio, TV and other electronics stores (44 percent); sporting goods stores (58 percent); bookstores (92 percent); and jewelry stores (113 percent). 14 percent: The percentage of total 2010 sales for department stores (…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
That's your annual turkey consumption, according to U.S. Census
In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation’s first Thanksgiving. Today, we're still feasting. Here are some facts about the holiday from the U.S. Census Bureau. 13.3 pounds The quantity of turkey consumed by the typical American in 2009, with no doubt a hearty helping devoured at Thanksgiving time. Per capita sweet potato consumption was 5.3 pounds. 248 million The number of turkeys expected to be raised in the United States in 2011. That’s up 2 percent from the number raised during 2010. The turkeys produced in 2010 together weighed 7.11 billion pounds and were valued at $ 4.37 billion. 1.1 billion pounds Total …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Community forum slated for Wednesday night at the Lakewood Masonic Temple.
Lakewood is getting more diverse. There are fewer people, but the population is getting younger. And the number of vacant homes in the city has nearly doubled in the past 10 years. LakewoodAlive is hosting a community forum that will discuss some of these issues at the “Ensuring a Vibrant Future: A Community Conversation” event on Wednesday. The event is slated to take place at the Lakewood Masonic Temple at 7 p.m. LakewoodAlive Director Ian Andrews said that with the 2010 U.S. Census complete, the forum will examine Lakewood’s ever-evolving community and how the city can use this information moving forward. "We want to capitalize on this opportunity to not only delve into what the Census tells us about the evolution of Lakewood, but to …
Sunday, June 19, 2011
A by-the-numbers look at Dad's special day
Here are some Father's Day facts and figures compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau. 70.1 million Estimated number of fathers across the nation. 25.3 million Number of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2010. 154,000 Estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2010. These married fathers with children younger than 15 have remained out of the labor force for at least one year primarily so they can care for the family while their wives work outside the home. These fathers cared for 287,000 children. Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements 8,111 The number of men’s clothing stores around the country (as of 2008), a good place to buy dad a tie or shirt. Source: County Business Patterns 53 …
Friday, May 13, 2011
US Census data reveals changes in city's demographics.
Young people seem to be hanging around in Lakewood, while the older age groups leave the city. And more and more minorities are calling Lakewood home. That’s according to new data released Thursday by the US Census. Earlier this year, Lakewood Patch covered some of the shifts occurring across the region — which covered population numbers and racial breakdowns. But there are now specifics on a range of data, from age to housing. Mayor Michael Summers said that the new information affirms what city officials had already suspected. A young city According to the US Census data, the median age is still about the same as it was in 2000: the median age was 34.2 in 2000, and 35.4 in 2010. Compare that to the state of Ohio’s median age in 2010, …