Heritage Month (news)

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In the central Puget Sound region, securing affordable housing or buying a home remains a struggle. For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, PSRC explores the diverse housing experiences and challenges of different AAPI populations in King, Kitsap, Pierce…
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January 15, 2024, is Martin Luther King Day when the nation takes time to remember the life and legacy of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.  Notable accomplishments from Dr. King included the first nonviolent bus boycott that lasted 382 days, leading the Supreme…
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November marks Native American Heritage Month. For this month's Puget Sound Trend, PSRC has examined demographic data of Native Americans in the region.   According to the U.S. Census Bureau, two of the largest Tribal groupings in the central Puget Sound region…
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To celebrate Pride month, PSRC has published a new Puget Sound Trend where we explore the transportation needs for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+). In 2023, PSRC began to ask about sexual orientation in its Household Travel…
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A recent Puget Sound Trend reveals that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) residents in the central Puget Sound region have among the highest shares of living in car-free households. According to the Public Use Microdata Sample Census data from 2021, AAPI residents of…
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For Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, PSRC examined telework behaviors in the central Puget Sound region. Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Census data from 2021 shows that 38% (around 136,000) of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the central Puget Sound…
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For Women’s History Month, PSRC examined the transportation habits of women and the changes experienced post-pandemic.  In this month's Puget Sound Trend , we analyzed data from the last three household travel surveys to see how travel purposes and priorities have…
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Many Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) renters struggle to find housing they can afford in the region. As this map from the latest Puget Sound Trend shows, people of color are priced out of rentals in many areas. Overall, Black and Hispanic or Latinx renters have…
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As rent has increased exponentially over the past eight years, income has plateaued, leaving low-income households to pay a larger share of their income on housing. !function(e,i,n,s){var t="InfogramEmbeds",d=e.getElementsByTagName("script")[0];if(window[t]…
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Rents across the central Puget Sound region moved skyward over the last decade, driven by demand from a robust economy, particularly in the technology sector, as well as limited housing supply. A new Puget Sound Trend looks at how rising rents have affected people of color,…