Released Thursday, the five-year American Community Survey offers detailed demographic information on communities throughout the U.S.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Dan Lambert
Monday, December 10, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau last week released estimates from its American Community Survey, which provides local statistics for the combined years from 2007 to 2011 on everything from housing to employment to marital status in communities throughout the country. The five-year estimates are based on interviews with almost two million housing units nationwide from 2007 through 2011. By pooling several years of survey responses, the American Community Survey generates detailed statistical portraits for small areas. The groupings of five-year estimates are released annually. Oak Lawn has a significantly higher number of home owners compared with the state as a whole, while maintaining a household income level just slightly higher than the state's …
What's love got to do with it? Valentine's Day a boon for business, national and local.
Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovebirds—it’s also a multi-billion business. Before you run out to the supermarket or drug store to buy gifts, flowers and chocolate, Oak Lawn’s local businesses are eager to help you in the romance department. 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. Souce: U.S. Census 4 -- Number of candy stores in Oak Lawn, including Cupid Candies, Fannie May, Fannie May and Greco Nut and Candy. $17 million -- …