April 25, 2017

Mass Transit Usage By State

Have you been yearning to find out how Delaware ranked in usage of mass transit versus the other states?    I know you have.   I used a couple data sources to figure the number of annual trips in mass transit taken per capita for each state.    Spoiler alert:  Delaware is #22.

I got the annual trips per state off of Table 4-4: Urban Transit Ridership by State and Transit Mode: 2013 at Dot.gov.     I then divided by the population of each state for 2013 found at Enchanted Learning.com


Here is the list alphabetically by state :

State Annual trips per capita Rank
Alabama 1.6 49
Alaska 6.9 32
Arizona 15.1 18
Arkansas 2.0 46
California 37.4 7
Colorado 20.8 13
Connecticut 12.5 20
Delaware 12.1 22
District of Columbia 639.9 1
Florida 14.6 19
Georgia 16.1 16
Hawaii 52.0 5
Idaho 1.7 48
Illinois 52.3 4
Indiana 5.3 34
Iowa 7.4 31
Kansas 2.6 42
Kentucky 6.2 33
Louisiana 8.3 28
Maine 4.1 38
Maryland 24.2 12
Massachusetts 63.5 3
Michigan 10.0 25
Minnesota 19.1 15
Mississippi 0.7 51
Missouri 11.3 23
Montana 2.4 43
Nebraska 3.5 39
Nevada 26.7 11
New Hampshire 2.9 41
New Jersey 44.0 6
New Mexico 7.9 29
New York 201.9 2
North Carolina 7.4 30
North Dakota 3.5 40
Ohio 9.7 26
Oklahoma 2.0 45
Oregon 31.7 10
Pennsylvania 36.1 8
Rhode Island 19.5 14
South Carolina 2.4 44
South Dakota 1.8 47
Tennessee 4.8 35
Texas 11.0 24
Utah 16.1 17
Vermont 4.4 37
Virginia 8.9 27
Washington 34.9 9
West Virginia 4.6 36
Wisconsin 12.3 21
Wyoming 0.8 50

Here is the sorted list with the highest usage level on down :

State Annual trips per capita Rank
District of Columbia 639.9 1
New York 201.9 2
Massachusetts 63.5 3
Illinois 52.3 4
Hawaii 52.0 5
New Jersey 44.0 6
California 37.4 7
Pennsylvania 36.1 8
Washington 34.9 9
Oregon 31.7 10
Nevada 26.7 11
Maryland 24.2 12
Colorado 20.8 13
Rhode Island 19.5 14
Minnesota 19.1 15
Georgia 16.1 16
Utah 16.1 17
Arizona 15.1 18
Florida 14.6 19
Connecticut 12.5 20
Wisconsin 12.3 21
Delaware 12.1 22
Missouri 11.3 23
Texas 11.0 24
Michigan 10.0 25
Ohio 9.7 26
Virginia 8.9 27
Louisiana 8.3 28
New Mexico 7.9 29
North Carolina 7.4 30
Iowa 7.4 31
Alaska 6.9 32
Kentucky 6.2 33
Indiana 5.3 34
Tennessee 4.8 35
West Virginia 4.6 36
Vermont 4.4 37
Maine 4.1 38
Nebraska 3.5 39
North Dakota 3.5 40
New Hampshire 2.9 41
Kansas 2.6 42
Montana 2.4 43
South Carolina 2.4 44
Oklahoma 2.0 45
Arkansas 2.0 46
South Dakota 1.8 47
Idaho 1.7 48
Alabama 1.6 49
Wyoming 0.8 50
Mississippi 0.7 51


I don't see any real surprises here.    Its almost a ranking of highly urban states to mostly rural states.
D.C. and NYC have very high usage rates.    Wyoming and South Dakota do not.


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April 18, 2017

Millenials Aren't Abandoning Homeownership


Take a look at this chart from the Census.gov site:



Look at that purple line at the bottom plummet at slightly faster rate than some of the other color lines!!!  Kids these days.    Sorry for the sarcasm, but I think the graphic should illustrate that the homeownership trend for young people isn't really much different than the population in general.   People in the 45-54 and 55-64 age groups dropped at just about the same pace as people under 35.  


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February 28, 2017

Entertainment.com Books for $8.25 After Ebates Cash Back

Entertainment.com has their coupon books for $10 with free shipping.

Ebates is running 17.5% cash back on Entertainment.com.  

So using the Ebates site and buying a book you can get it for $8.25 total after the cash back.

The Entertainment.com site says its a "flash sale" so I don't know how long it will last.


I can't vouch for the quality of the coupon books nowadays and its going to depend on your local market and what you want as far as coupons.    Last time we bought a book we didn't use it but you may get better value out of it.  


Standard Ebates blurb: To get cash back from Ebates you need to be signed up with Ebates.  Then simply go to Ebates to get the referral to the store before you do your shopping.  I also get a referral bonus if you use my links to sign up with Ebates.   

--This article does contain referral links which will hopefully pay this site a big commission for purchases made at the sites.

February 17, 2017

Best of Blogs for Week of February 17th

Every Friday afternoon I share some of the more interesting or notable posts that I have seen in the personal finance blogs and other sources for the past week

DQYDJ tells us the What is the Median Income Per State and Who are the One Percent?

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