U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau has been headquartered in Suitland, Md. since 1942, and currently employs about 4,285 staff members. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The U.S. Census Bureau is overseen by the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) within the Department of Commerce. The Economics and Statistics Administration provides high-quality economic analysis and fosters the missions of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

New Home Sales Rose 4.9% in February

Washington, DC, March 29, 2019--Sales of new single‐family houses in February 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Censu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-rose-49-in-february

Trends in Education: Designers focus on durability and flexibility

  By Heather Osteen   Construction and renovation spending in the education market hasn’t increased the way many had hoped it would post-recession. Spending in higher education, whe...
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Top 100 Home Builders Gained Market Share in 2005

Washington, DC, May 17, 2006--More than one in five new-home buyers bought their homes from the nation's top 10 builders in 2005, Builder magazine reveals in its annual Builder 100 list, published...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/top-100-home-builders-gained-market-share-i...

Durable Goods Orders Rose 4.5% in August

Washington, DC, September 27, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in August increased $11.1 billion or 4.5% to $259.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This increase, up two...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-rose-45-in-august

Distrib. Trade Sales & Manu. Shipments Up 7.8% YOY in Aug.

Washington, DC, October 15, 2018-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for August was estimated at $1,461.9 billion, up 0.5% from July 2018 and was up 7.8% ...
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Wholesaler Sales Rose 1.7% in August, Up 7.2% YOY

Washington, DC, October 6, 2017-August 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $473.4 billion, up 1.7% from the revised July level and were up 7.2% from the August 2016 level, according to the U.S. Ce...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-17-in-august-up-72-yo...

December Retail Sales Tick Down 0.1% from Previous Month, Rise YOY

Washington, DC, January 15, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for December were $448.1 billion, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous month, and 2.2% above December ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/december-retail-sales-tick-down-01-from-pre...

Single-Family Home Sales Fell in Dec., But Annual Sales Rose 12.2%

Washington, DC, January 26, 2017—Sales of new single-family houses in December 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 536,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Cens...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/single-family-home-sales-fell-in-dec-but-an...

Pulte Survey Shows Little Interest in Downsizing

Bloomfield Hills, MI, Dec. 19, 2012 -- Homeowners overwhelmingly want their next home to be the same size or larger than their current home, according to a recent  survey by national homebuilder ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/pulte-survey-shows-little-interest-in-downs...

Wholesaler Sales Fell 0.4% in July

Washington, DC, September 9, 2016—The U.S. Census Bureau announced that July 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $441.9 billion, down 0.4% from the revised June level and were down 1.0% from...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-fell-04-in-july

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 4.6% in November

Washington, DC, December 22, 2016—New orders for manufactured durable goods in November decreased $11.0 billion or 4.6% to $228.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This decrease, down ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-fell-46-in-no...

Construction Spending Fell 1.3% in June

Washington, DC, August 1, 2017-Construction spending during June 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,205.8 billion, 1.3% below the revised May estimate of $1,221.6 billion, s...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-fell-13-in-june

Single-family Housing Sales Rose 4.3% in November

Washington, DC, December 23, 2015--November sales of new single-family houses rose to a seasonally adjusted rate of 490,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/singlefamily-housing-sales-rose-43-in-novem...

One-Person Households on the Rise

Washington, DC, May 26, 2015—The one-person household in the U.S. has risen significantly over the last 100 years, according to research from the U.S. Census Bureau. A century ago, less than ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/oneperson-households-on-the-rise

November Retail Sales Edged Upward

Washington, DC, December 11, 2015—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November were $448.1 billion, an increase of 0.2% from the previous month, and 1.4% above Novemb...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/november-retail-sales-edged-upward-

Wholesaler Sales Rose 1.3% in September

Washington, DC, November 9, 2017-September 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $480.5 billion, up 1.3% from the revised August level and were up 8.5% from the September 2016 level, according to th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-13-in-september

E-commerce Sales Rose 3.9% in Q2

Washington, DC, August 17, 2018- The estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the second quarter of 2018 was $127.3 billion, an increase of 3.9% from the first quarter of 2018, according to the U....
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/e-commerce-sales-rose-39-in-q2

Housing Starts Fell 9.0% in September

Washington, DC, October 19, 2016—Privately owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,047,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urba...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-fell-90-in-september

Multi-Family Housing Report - July 2010

By Jessica Chevalier When the single-family builder market fell off, some anticipated that the multi-family market would remain an area of health for builders and installers. And for a while it was. ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/multifamily-housing-report--july-2010

Retail Sales Rose 4.7% YOY in September

Washington, DC, October 15, 2018-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2018 were $509.0 billion, an increase of 0.1% from the previous month and 4.7% above September 2...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-rose-47-yoy-in-september

Orders for Manufactured Durable Goods Drop 2% in August

Washington, DC, September 24, 2015—New orders for manufactured durable goods in August decreased $4.8 billion or 2.0% to $236.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced. This decrease, ...
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Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 0.8% in September

Washington, DC, October 25, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in September increased $2.0 billion or 0.8% to $262.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This increase, up thr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-08-in-se...

Orders for Durable Goods Rose in July by the Most in a Year

Washington, DC, August 26, 2015—New orders for manufactured durable goods, items meant to last at least three years, increased $4.6 billion or 2.0% to $241.1 billion in July, the U.S. Cen...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-rose-in-july-by-th...

Merchant Wholesaler Sales Rose 9.2% YOY in August

Washington, DC, October 10, 2018-August 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $511.1 billion, up 0.8% from the revised July level and were up 9.2% from the August 2017 level, according to the U.S. C...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/merchant-wholesaler-sales-rose-92-yoy-in-au...

Construction Spending Up in June on Public Construction Rise

Washington, DC, August 3, 2015—Construction spending during June 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,064.6 billion, 0.1% above the revised May estimate of $1,063.5 b...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-up-in-june-on-public-...

Housing Starts Fell 8.7% in February

Washington, DC, March 26, 2019-Privately‐owned housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,162,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban De...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-fell-87-in-february

Median Home Size Continues To Shrink

Washington, DC, Aug. 26, 2010--The median home size is shrinking, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.After years of growth, the government reported that median new home size fell to 2,135 square feet...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/median-home-size-continues-to-shrink

Durable Goods Orders Rose 2.9% in December

Washington, DC, January 26, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in December increased $7.0 billion or 2.9% to $249.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up four of th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-rose-29-in-december

Half of U.S. Web Users Now on Broadband

New York, August 19-- More than half of all U.S. residential Internet users reached the Web via fast broadband connections in July, outpacing use of slower, dial-up connections for the first time, mar...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/half-of-us-web-users-now-on-broadband

Retail Sales Up 4.5% in April YOY, 0.4% over March

Washington, DC, May 12, 2017-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2017 were $474.9 billion, an increase of 0.4% from the previous month, and 4.5% above April 2016, accord...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-up-45-in-april-yoy-04-over-mar...