An excellent summary of 2011 Census Statistical abstract was given by NYTimes at
Like more white people now enjoy jazz than black people now (presumably who have got rap music), but not details enough on ahem country music
The Data book is at http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/
What is the Statistical Abstract?
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.
Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations.
Tables of Interest
1060 – Shopping Centers–Number and Gross Leasable Area [Excel 31K] | [PDF 59K]
1170 – Flow of Funds Accounts-Liabilities of Households and Nonprofit Organizations [Excel 41K] | [PDF 66K]
1172 – Amount of Debt Held by Families-Percent Distribution [Excel 29K] | [PDF 66K]
1173 – Ratios of Debt Payments to Family Income [Excel 857K] | [PDF 64K]
327 – Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted [Excel 34k] | [PDF 468k]
From the last table you can see , while the number of officers killed or feloniously killed decreased by 20% in past five years, the number of officers assaulted by firearms grew by 20% in the same period.
- This Tract provides a view of Census data on your block (flowingdata.com)
- “Recession-bruised states’ revenue sank 30 percent in 2009, Census Bureau reports” and related posts (nalert.blogspot.com)