Tag Archives: half sigma

Scranton vs. Boise: Population Change and Education


Population Change in the 1990s and 2000s: Scranton, Pennsylvania vs. Boise, Idaho 1990 2000 2009 Diff. ’90-’09 Scranton Metro 575,000 561,000 549,000 -4.5% Boise Metro 320,000 465,000 606,000 +89.7% USA (millions) 249 281 307 +23.4% “The whites who live in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Most- and Least-Educated U.S. Metro Areas


Q. What percentage of 25-to-34-year-old residents of the USA hold a college degree? A. 30.5% (34% for women and 27% for men). But, as you’d expect, it varies wildly from place to place. I’ve delved into the data on educational-attainment … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Share of Births to Unmarried Mothers, by Race, 1990-2010


Questions 1.) What is driving the growth in unmarried-motherhood among whites and Hispanics? 2.) Implications of a Rising White Rate: Births to unmarried white mothers went from 1-in-6 births in 1990, to (likely) near 2-in-6 by 2010. What will it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments