Since 1950 Nevada has seen a lot of growth. In April of 1950, population total was 56,515 people. Sixty years later population had grown to 2,700,551 with 94% living in urban areas. In 1950, urban population was 55.9% to rural population of 44.2%. This report provides 2010 Census and historical comparisons of the population and housing unit counts over 60 years. It also provides area measurements and density. The user notes section documents geographic changes over the past decade.
The report Military skills for America’s future : leveraging military service and experience to put veterans and military spouses back to work analyzes the labor market situation of America’s veterans, discusses the problems that returning veterans and military spouses face as they seek to enter or re-enter civilian employment, and outlines the measures the Obama Administration has taken to address these labor market problems.
A statistical projection of traffic fatalities in 2011 shows that an estimated 32,310 people in the U.S. died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents a decline of about 1.7 percent as compared to the 32,885 fatalities that occurred in 2010. If these projections are realized, fatalities will be lowest on record (since 1949).
The NCSA Data Resource Website provides information on traffic accidents for the entire United States which can be broken down by state. Isn’t it amazing what the Library has to offer?
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the types and quantities of raw materials used by U.S. manufacturers and consumers have changed over time. The fact sheet Use of raw materials in the United States from 1900 through 2010 quantifies the amounts of those materials (other than food and fuel) that have been input into the U.S. economy annually for a period of 111 years, from 1900 through 2010. It provides a broad overview of all materials used but highlights the use and importance of raw nonfuel minerals in particular.
Use the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts data viewer to look at what happens when sea level rises and how it could impact coastal flooding not only in Florida but on any U.S. coast. The viewer is a cool screening-level tool that uses nationally consistent data sets and analyses. Data and maps provided can be used at several scales to help gauge trends and prioritize actions for different scenarios.
- You: Most in U.S. concerned about sea level rise, poll finds (latimes.com)
- Flood Map Shows Sea Rise Down to Street Level (wnyc.org)