A 50 Shades of Grey Baby Boom?

Image: some rights reserved by Ryan McGuire

Image: some rights reserved by Ryan McGuire

The Short Version:

In March 2015, the US Census Bureau will release the 2014 population estimates for counties. Although this 2014 population data won’t reflect a 50 Shades of Grey movie baby boom (we’ll have to wait a bit longer to get this data), you will be able to get the 2014 population data on our state demographic sites.


The Long Version:

Have you heard the conjecture that the 50 Shades of Grey movie that was released last month could be responsible for a baby boom? Last year, the media linked the 2012 baby boom to the 50 Shades of Grey book sales. So I suppose it’s not a surprise that the movies are stimulating similar predictions…bad pun intended.

Unfortunately, we won’t get demographic data that proves or disproves these conjectures any time soon….


…we will get the 2014 population estimate data for counties this month (March).

You can get the 2014 Population Estimates Program (PEP) data from the US Census Bureau. Or as soon as the 2014 population estimates are released, we’ll include this data for everyone to see on our state demographic sites for handy reference as well as in our $19 Starter Reports.

“And when will the rest of the 2014 demographics be released?” you ask.

Great question. The 2014 population estimates for cities & towns are typically released in May. And the detailed 2014 demographics should be released in the fall of 2015.

And while we’re on the topic of romantic relationships & demographics, below are fun facts from the US Census Bureau’s recent Remarriage in the United States report.
• 52 percent of US adults have taken the vows of marriage only once.
• 17 percent have said “I do” two or more times.
• Of all U.S. residents age 15 and older, 13 percent have been married twice, and 4 percent have walked down the aisle three or more times.

Got questions about the 2014 population data? Email me. I’m happy to chat.

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