Interesting data points from the US Census bureau and the statistical abstract of the United States. While this is not a direct internet marketing post – it is, however, related to marketplaces and the importance of you knowing it, if your business serves it.
The US Census website provides a lot of information you can use in market research, and presentment of factual data to those markets you serve. People love 3rd party authority quotes, references and downloads. It gives the provider (you) further credibility – and combined with the right message of illumination, hope and solution — it can be a breakthrough for your business.
For now, check out the us census statistical abstract chart from NYTimes