Friday, December 7, 2012
The American Community Survey was released Thursday, compiling five years of population data about cities across the country. See how Orland Park compares to averages across Illinois.
The U.S. Census Bureau released Thursday estimates from its American Community Survey, which provides local statistics from 2007 to 2011 on everything from housing to employment to marital status in communities throughout the country. Orland Park, with an estimated 2011 population of 57,016, ranked above Illinois averages on several economic statistics, including home ownership, median home value, median household income and per capita money income (total income for all people over age 15 divided by total population). The village also ranked higher in high school graduates and people who earned bachelor degrees. Orland Park ranked below the state's percentage of people under the poverty line, with 4.9 percent compared to the state's 13.1 …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Enjoy the fruits of your work with a much-needed break — and these fun facts about the federal holiday.
Today, people across the country will head to parades, picnics and cookouts for one last hurrah as the end of summer approaches. And if you’re like most of them, you probably will too — right before you enjoy the tail end of a three-day weekend by taking today off. Labor Day is a federal holiday believed to have started with a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. So what is the day about? It’s about celebrating the nation’s workforce, which, according to the U.S. Census, numbered roughly 153.2 million people ages 16 and older as of this July. If you want to know more about the federal holiday (and great excuse for a three-day weekend), here’s a roundup of Labor Day statistics, courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau. …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
It's almost time for kids in Orland to start hitting the books. Here are some facts you might not know about back-to-school season.
It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost that time of year again. As parents and their kids head out to gather up their books, backpacks and No. 2 pencils, we thought we’d share these back-to-school facts, courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau. Back-to-school shopping $7.4 billion The amount of money spent at family clothing stores in August 2010. Only in November and December were sales significantly higher. Similarly, sales at bookstores in August 2010 totaled $2.2 billion, an amount approached in 2010 only by sales in January. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Monthly Retail Trade and Food Services <http://www.census.gov/mrts/www/mrts.html> For back-to-school shopping, choices of retail establishments abound: In 2008, there were 28,429 family …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
For Feb. 13-19 we take a look back at defaced Toyotas, a stunning sports comeback, a court case slogging on and disturbing images of animal cruelty.
This week started with haunting images of animal abuse and ended with three Orland Park men facing court for tearing up Toyotas. But in between, we saw the Sandburg girls basketball team bounce mightily back, we hung out with Oak Forest native Chris Medina’s many fans and examined a few health issues to keep an eye on. And with that, we give you the Rear View of last week: Last but far from least, Dee and Fergie might still need a home. Enjoy the weather, Orland.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
A video recap of the Southland's top stories
Subdivision Residents Demand Street Services From Palos Heights Patch is Back, Live at Blarney Stone Pub for the 'American Idol' Viewing Party! False Idols? Patch Editors Go Toe to Toe on Idol Show Girls Basketball: Marist Gets an Early Jump on Shepard Frankfort Sees More Than 70% Population Increase Since '00: Census Get Out!: Orland/Tinley/OakForest/Palos OakLawn/Evergreen Park Mokena/Frankfort/New Lenox Chicago Heights/Homewood-Flossmoor
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
We show data collected last year compared to 10 years ago.
The initial 2010 Census numbers are in, and not a whole lot has changed in Orland Park and Orland Hills. Orland Park went up by 5,690 people over the last decade, while Orland Hills grew by 370 residents. We’ll be putting together more detailed looks at these numbers and what they mean, but in the meantime, here’s the raw data for 2010 and 2000: Subject Total 18 years and over Number Percent Number Percent POPULATION Total population 56,767 100.0 44,500 100.0 RACE One race 55,957 98.6 44,082 99.1 White 51,234 90.3 40,594 91.2 Black or African American 945 1.7 679 1.5 American Indian and Alaska Native 51 0.1 32 0.1 Asian 2,788 4.9 2,114 4.8 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 5 0.0 3 0.0 Some Other Race …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Census data shows that the country's growth from 2000 to 2010 is the slowest population increase since the Great Depression.
The numbers are in. The U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 Census on Dec. 21, which showed a 9.7 percent population growth nationwide since 2000. That brings the total U.S. population to 308,745,5389. But while the country grew, the population increase was the lowest since the Great Depression, according to the census bureau. The data will change the makeup of the U.S. House of Representatives, with the 435 house seats redistributed based on state population. With a population decrease of 3.3 percent since 2000, Illinois will lose one congressional seat, dropping the state's delegation to 18 seats. Texas, on the other hand, has grown the most over the last decade, with a population increase of about 4.2 million people. …