Thu March 31, 2011
The Two-Way

U.S. Birth Rate Drops; Do We Blame Recession Or Abstinence?

The national birth rate fell 4 percent between 2007 and 2009 — more than it had in any two-year period in the past 30 years. With a national average of 66.7 births per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44, nearly every demographic group had lower birth rates, with the sole exception being women over 40.

By age, the largest decline was 9 percent, among women between 20 and 24. Fertility rates among Hispanic women also dropped by 9 percent.

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Wed March 16, 2011

Colorado Housing Trends Reflect Broader Economic Picture

Division of Housing

New foreclosure filings in the state have been declining, and fell to a 30-month low in Colorado’s metropolitan counties during February.  But foreclosures are just one part of the overall housing picture. 

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Tue February 15, 2011

Apartment Vacancies Continue to Fall in Colorado

CO Division of Housing

New data on apartment vacancies across the state shows a surprisingly strong demand for housing, in spite of limited wage and job growth. 

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