Category: Demographics

Chart of the Day: Share of Regional Population Growth by Development Type, 2010 – 2014

In case you’re wondering why there are so many new apartment buildings in downtown Minneapolis, the Met Council released this delicious pie chart showing in what type of environment the regional population growth has been occurring over the last few years. As you can see, the largest slice has gone to “urban center”: Here is […]

Chart of the Day: Percentage of Income Paid in Rent over Time (Age 22 – 34)

Keeping with this week’s theme of affordable rental housing, here’s a chart from Howard Blackson’s Twitter page (not sure its original source) showing the percentage of income paid in rent, on average: In general, one should not pay more than 1/3 of one’s income to the landlord. The idea behind this chart is that you […]

Chart of the Day: Dutch Bicycling Rates by Age and Gender

Via @GBCyclingEmbassy, here’s a chart [in Dutch] that shows the gender ratios of bicycling mode share separated out for different age cohorts in Holland: In my opinion, the issue of gender disparities while bicycling is often talked about problematically, with women being used as a too-convenient shorthand to talk about other ideas like safety or child […]

Minneapolis Is Hitting the Trifecta

If you’re a millennial and you’re looking for a job in a new city, you might have read (or want to read) the November 19th article in The Atlantic about “why it’s so hard for millenials to find a place to live and work”. The problem, it seems, is that the cities with the most […]

The Political Implications of Minneapolis Population Growth

America! The birthplace* of democracy! In the words of notable non-American, Winston Churchill, Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. You’ve got your governments Here in the good ‘ole U.S. of A., we use a form […]

Chart of the Day: posts by Gender

  This is a chart! (Thanks Andrea for making it.) Cassie summed up the issues around this in her post today, and you can join the conversation about this particular chart over there.

Women on Bikes: The National Women’s Cycling Summit

Today marks the kickoff of the National Women’s Bicycling Summit in Long Beach. Hooked up to the end of the Pro Bike/Pro Walk Conference, the scheduling is designed to try to capture some of the same audience and get them talking about women’s cycling issues in more depth than the agenda of a wider conference […]