Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Northern Virginia Dominates List of Highest-Income Counties, Census Bureau Reports

"The U.S. Census Bureau reports that five of the counties or county-equivalents nationwide with the highest median household income in 2012 were located in Northern Virginia. Among them were Arlington County, at $99,255, Fairfax County, at $106,690, Falls Church (an independent city), at $121,250, Loudoun County, at $118,934, and Stafford County, at $95,927. Falls Church and Loudoun also had among the lowest poverty rates in the country..."
Median household income

Census Explorer

"Make new discoveries about your neighborhood through the power of American Community Survey statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s new mapping tool, Census Explorer.
Choose from eight different topics, including median household income, labor force participation and percent of the population 65 and older and explore these statistics for states, counties and census tracts..."
Census Explorer

Monday, December 16, 2013

5 Steps to Making Your Windows More Energy Efficient

Find tips for making your windows more energy efficient from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Energy efficient windows

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Small Area Income & Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) for School Districts, Counties, and States

"Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) are produced for school districts, counties, and states. The main objective of this program is to provide updated estimates of income and poverty statistics for the administration of federal programs and the allocation of federal funds to local jurisdictions. Estimates for 2012 were released in December 2013.."
Small area population

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Books that Shaped Work in America

"In honor of its Centennial in 2013, DOL, in partnership with the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is developing a list of Books that Shaped Work in America. To get started, we've asked members of the DOL family, as well as many other esteemed individuals, for suggestions. That includes you! Suggest a book to add to the list..."
Books shaped work