Did You Know: The Federal Government Owns 24% of All U.S. Land

We spotted this interesting stat today –

“The federal government owns 24% of all land, worth a collective $1.8 trillion. (That’s 8% of the country’s total value, or around 10% of the total outstanding federal debt.)” Source

Bonus stats – Almost half, 47%, of U.S. land is used for agriculture and Just 5.8% of U.S. land is developed, but that land accounts for 50.7% of the total value. (Source)

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China Used More Cement In The Last Three Years Than The U.S Used In The Entire 20th Century

We never realized Bill Gates was into Statspotting – we spotted this stunning stat today:

“China Used More Cement In The Last Three Years Than The U.S Used In The Entire 20th Century” Source

We are not too sure how to digest this stat – but definitely is an important stat with a broad impact.

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New York City Has More Uber Cars Than Yellow Cabs

We spotted this stat today –

“New Taxi and Limousine Commission data shows that Uber cars now outnumber cabs on NYC streets, with 14,088 black and luxury vehicles versus 13,587 taxis.”

Source

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Which Is The Hardest Working City In America?

We spotted this stat today:

“One caveat: New York pulled the top spot mainly because people’s average weekly commute time, 6.18 hours, is way ahead of everybody else’s. (Philadelphia was number two with 5.01 hours.) Subtracting commute time, San Francisco is actually the city where people spend the most hours at work: 44.01 hours, versus 42.50 for New York. ”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-15-hardest-working-cities-in-america-2015-3?op=1#ixzz3UmuvkQag

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U.S. Airline Passengers Forecast To Grow 50 Percent By 2035

In the times we live in, travel is inevitable. Reports show that – we spotted this stat today –

“The number of travelers flying on U.S. airlines is expected to grow by about 50 percent in the next two decades, according to a report by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA forecast on Monday that U.S. airlines will carry 1.14 billion passengers by 2035, up from an estimated 756.3 million last year, assuming in part that U.S. real gross domestic product grows on average by 2.4 percent per year in that time.”

Source

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Stunning: Macau’s Economy Slumps 17 Percent

How could anything slump by so much without being in the news for the wrong reasons? We spotted this stat today:

“Macau’s economy shrank by a whopping 17.2% in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the Chinese territory’s statistical agency.

Gross domestic product for the year was also negative, declining by 0.4% as Beijing’s anti-corruption campaign scared visitors away from the gambling mecca.”

Source

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You’ll Never Guess: What Grew 65 Times Between 2009 and 2014?

We would never have guessed this. We spotted this stat today:

“Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, in which loans are made privately through individuals who most often connect through a network of relatively new websites, has exploded over the past five years. It is now the fastest-growing sector of non-bank lending, according to an exhaustive Goldman Sachs report on the shadow banking industry.

The P2P industry had just $26 million in loan issuance back in 2009, as the worst of the banking crisis passed; but that figure now stands at a robust $1.7 billion. While that’s still a fraction of the total $12 trillion in loans across the U.S., and even pales in comparison to the $4 trillion in total shadow bank loans, it represents a growth of 65 times during the period.”

Source

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Did You Know: 6.5 Million People In The US Reach Age 112

We spotted this interesting stat today:

“Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.

In reality, only few could possibly be alive. As of last fall, there were only 42 people known to be that old in the entire world.

But Social Security does not have death records for millions of these people, with the oldest born in 1869, according to a report by the agency’s inspector general.”

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article14382122.html#storylink=cpy

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$31,213: The Average Cost of A Wedding In 2014 Excluding Honeymoon

We spotted this stat today:

“A new survey of 16,000 brides by XO Group, which owns wedding website TheKnot.com, found that the average cost of a wedding excluding a honeymoon was $31,213 in 2014, a five-year high. When adjusted for inflation, that spending is not quite equal to pre-recession highs, but it is getting close.” Source

And the most expensive place to get married in – Manhattan.

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30 Million American Adults Do Not Own A Cellphone

A few years back, this would not have been news. We spotted this stat today – that the cellphone ownership percentage among American adults is around 88 percent –

“Overall, cellphone ownership among American adults is around 88%, according to Pew Research Center surveys. In the past two years, there were some increases in cellphone ownership among the poor and the elderly. ” (Source)

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