For this Fourth of July where we celebrate the melting pot that is our country, click on the table below to see the top five first ancestries cited by ACS respondents for each of the municipal areas of Herkimer County. Note within the town rankings where the town (with villages included) may have one set of top five ancestries, but when those villages are pulled out of the data, the remainder of the town might have a different leading ancestry !
Yesterday I noted that there was a recent article about golfing in the area. Today I wanted to take a look at the numbers associated with movie theaters. The Utica OD ran an article recently that talked about how entertainment venues help attract and keep young people in an area. Below is data about the movie theater business regionally for Herkimer and Oneida Counties.
With a declining birth rate in the state and the region also comes declining household sizes. So not only do we have fewer births but smaller household sizes as a result. However, over the last 8 to 9 years this pattern seems to be flattening out.
Click on the graphic below to see how the persons per household declined between 1960 and 2010. In addition, the exploded-out portion of the graph shows the ACS data for roughly the last decade. Note how during that period, at least based on the ACS data, household size seems to be stabilizing.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released detailed occupation and age data . This included breakdowns of the median age of various occupational groups. Below is similar data I found in the PUMS data for our region (Herkimer and Oneida Counties combined). Note how few occupations have a median age of less than 40 or over 50 !
To enlarge this time line click the graphic below.
As the two graphics below suggest, our region is following suit with both the state and the country when it comes to annual births. Each has seen a declining birth rate for some time. Click either to enlarge it.