Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Now Playing: Movie Establishments in the Region

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.


Monday, June 22, 2015

FORE ! Puttering Around with Economic Census Data

A recent article in the Herkimer Telegram noted all of the golf courses located in that county.

Below is data from the economic census that shows the number of golf establishments, their sales, employees, and payroll in both Herkimer and Oneida Counties combined from the Economic Census.


Friday, June 19, 2015

Persons Per Household 1960 to 2013

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.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Median Age for Occupations in the Region (2013)

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.


Monday, June 15, 2015

Declining Annual Birth Rates 2005-2012

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.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Percent of Regional Renters Using 30% or More of Their Income to Pay Rent In The Last Decade

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development office suggests that "no more than 30% of a household's income" should be used toward rent. Below is a look at basically the last decade and the percent of renters in the region using 30% or more of their income to pay for their apartment. Click to enlarge the graph.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Regional Crowding in Owner and Renter Occupied Housing Units: 1970 - 2013

The chart below shows the percent of owner occupied, as well as renter occupied, housing units which experienced "crowding" from 1970 through 2013 for the Utica-Rome Region (combined Herkimer and Oneida Counties). A housing unit is considered "crowded" if the ratio of people to rooms is greater than 1.0. Click the graphic to enlarge it and see it better.


Monday, June 1, 2015

Historical Look at the Average Annual Receipts of Small Businesses: New York State and The Region

I recently posted about the availability of non-employer statistics from the Census Bureau. Non-employer statistics are an annual series that provides economic data for businesses that have no paid employees and are subject to federal income tax. The data consist of the number of businesses and total receipts by industry. Receipts includes gross receipts, sales, commissions, and income from trades and businesses, as reported on annual business income tax returns. Business income consists of all payments received for services rendered by nonemployer businesses, such as payments received as independent agents and contractors. The data are accessible through the U.S. Census Bureau’s American FactFinder and the Nonemployer Statistics website. Below are some of the numbers as they apply to the region (Herkimer and Oneida Counties combined) from the Nonemployer statistics.

One of the things that interesting to do is take those receipts and divide them by the number of non-employer businesses to get an average annual receipt. This number begins to shed light on what it is to own these small businesses with no other employees than the owner or family. Below is a chart from 1997 through 2013 where I've done just that (divided the total receipts by the number of non-employer businesses) for both our region, and New York State.