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Only 41 Children for Every 100 Housing Units in the U.S., On Average

Using the US Census Bureau’s 2015 American Community Survey, The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) calculated, on average, how many school age children (defined as children between the ages of 5 and 18) live in different types of residential developments, including single-family and multifamily developments. Calculations of the average number of children in different residential units is also analyzed by household characteristics, such as mobility and tenure.

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Introduction to the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) by the American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) recently put out a powerpoint presentation on Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files.

Foundational aspects of working with the ACS PUMS files, including the organization of the files, the confidentiality of the files, accessing the data, geographic availability, and the PUMS documentation are discussed.‬

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Projections of the Size and Composition of the U.s. Population: 2014 to 2060

Between 2014 and 2060, the U.S. population is projected to increase from 319 million to 417 million, reaching 400 million in 2051.

This report summarizes results from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 National Projections, with a focus on changes in the age structure and shifts in the racial and ethnic composition of the population – both the total population as well as the native and foreign born.

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A Compass for Understanding and Using American Community Survey Data

In this handbook, you will learn how Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files differ from the pre-tabulated products, how to access the data, and ways to produce your own tables.

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