Category Research

Browse reports prepared by our research team on the construction industry. We use data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, among other sources, to provide readers with up-to-date data and statistics relevant to the construction industry.

Oil reserves

U.S. States With the Most Oil Reserves [2022 Edition]

Like many sectors of the economy, the energy industry has faced new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shifts in demand, production capacity, and distribution networks related to the virus have led to imbalances in supply and demand.…

Suburban home

Where Are Millennials Buying Homes in the U.S.? [2022 Edition]

Historically low interest rates, higher family savings, and new-found work-from-home opportunities driven by pandemic-related restrictions have combined to stimulate housing demand that raised the median price of existing single-family homes by 39% from 2018 to 2021. This boom impacted all…

Litter

American Cities With the Worst Littering Problem [2022 Edition]

Litter is a nationwide problem, but communities across the country have significantly different experiences with waste. According to the 2020 National Litter Study from Keep America Beautiful, there are nearly 50 billion pieces of litter in U.S. roadways and waterways,…

Energy engineer

American Cities With the Most Outdoor Jobs in 2022

The average American spends about 90% of their time indoors and sits for a significant portion of the day. Researchers attribute a wide range of health problems to predominantly indoor (and often sedentary) lifestyles. For one, prolonged sitting is associated…

Apartment building

U.S. Cities With the Most High-Density Housing [2022 Edition]

High-density housing can provide a number of important benefits to communities and the residents who live there. All else being equal, research suggests that residents in high-density communities tend to be more physically active and healthy. Their costs for utilities…

Bedroom

American Cities Where Renters Never Move [2021 Edition]

Approximately 44 million U.S. households (or 35% of total) are renters, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Renters tend to move much more frequently than homeowners. For example, 51% of renters surveyed in the 2019 American Community Survey…

Rat in home

U.S. Cities With the Worst Pest Problem in 2021

No household wants to face a pest problem, but over 14 million U.S. households encounter rodents, roaches, or other pests each year, according to the Census Bureau. These pests can trigger a variety of health concerns including asthma and may…

Construction worker

The Best-Paying U.S. Cities for Construction Laborers in 2021

The labor market recovery from COVID-19 continues to be challenging in many industries and professions. Job growth has been slower than expected in recent months during the spread of the Delta variant. Simultaneously, many industries—particularly with lower-wage jobs—are struggling to…

Construction manager

Best-Paying U.S. Cities for Construction Managers in 2021

While many industries suffered during the pandemic, construction kept going strong amid low interest rates and increased housing demand. Ironically, even though construction is booming, firms are having a hard time finding labor. Experts are divided on why this is,…