statistic of the week archive.
June 1, 2012 – Among the 50 states and D.C., Nebraska ranks 50th regarding the percentage of households that have “retirement income”, meaning ‘retirement, survivor, or disability benefits from companies/unions, federal/state/local government, and the military’ (pensions). The 13.5 percent of Nebraska households receiving such income was only trailed by 11.8 percent in North Dakota. [Source: 2006-10 ACS]
May 25, 2012 – The Census Bureau released estimates regarding accuracy in the 2010 census on May 22, 2012. Nebraska was one of 31 states to have an “overcount”, whereby more people were counted than were believed to be truly residing there. Overcounts stem primarily form duplicated records (i.e. college student claimed by parental household but also counted on campus). Nebraska’s overcount of 0.54 percent was smaller than the estimated overcount of 0.81 percent in 2000. Nationally, in 2010 the population was estimated to be overcounted by a mere 0.01 percent, which compares to a 0.49 percent overcount in 2000. By these and other measures, the 2010 census was a job well done regarding accuracy.
May 18, 2012 – Census estimates released May 17, 2012 showed the Nebraska Hispanic population increased by slightly less than 6,000 people from 2010 to 2011. That was the smallest annual growth in at least 10 years. [Source: 2011 Vintage estimates by Race/Ethnicity]