34 More People Live Alone 1950 1 in 10 Today 1 in 4
35 Population Less Connected Socially Decline in Memberships at Clubs, Lodges, etc. More Solitary Activities Fewer Group Activities Longer Work Hours Longer Commutes Increased Use of Internet Increased Use of Drive Through (restaurants/pharmacies)
36 Housing Changes Bigger houses on Smaller Lots with fewer people in the houses More garages and bathrooms More two story, fewer one story houses More Condos Housing built further & further from downtown
37 Ten Years ago Google and Monster.com did Not Exist
38 Ten years ago fewer than 40% of Americans had Internet Access... Compared to more than 70% today. Estimated that more than 212,000,000 Americans were Internet Users in 2007
40 Privacy concerns were not Front Page Issues PII was not in our census vocabulary
41 Summary – What does all this mean to us? Growth may mean more demand for Services. Population Growth will be un-even in North Carolina. People from different parts of the country may want different products, hours, services. Diversity brings requirements for bilingual staff
42 Summary – What does all this mean to us? Products in Language Rapidly increasing older population may have more free time. Population is becoming more educated and more affluent which is good for Society.
43 The World, the U.S., the Carolinas and your community are changing rapidly. To Flourish – Change with them!