About David Robinson

David is the Director of Analytic Services for CVEP. David lives for travel, loves everything about maps, listens to too many podcasts, and spoils his cat. He has graduate degrees in Architecture and Geographic Information Systems and is passionate about gathering, organizing, and disseminating data about the Coachella Valley.

California to Lose One Congressional Seat

By |2021-04-27T18:26:19-07:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , , |

The numbers are in! And it doesn't look good for California. The U.S. Census delivered state population data to President Biden that determine the apportionment of congressional seats. Congressional apportionment takes the new census population and divides it by 435, the number of seats in the House. Fast-growing states gain seats, while slow-growing or shrinking [...]

Historically Low Housing Starts in the Coachella Valley

By |2021-04-22T21:16:11-07:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Data Digest|Tags: , , , |

In my last blog, I discussed the staggering rise in median home prices in the valley.  COVID stay-at-home restrictions and the desire to move to less congested locales unleashed an unexpected buying spree. But the historically low pace of new housing construction, locally and nationally, underlies the explosive rise in median home prices. This week [...]

Coachella Valley Home Prices on the Rise

By |2021-04-19T15:15:27-07:00April 9th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Data Digest, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

A couple of years ago I was honored to represent CVEP as a speaker at the quarterly Market Watch Seminar series sponsored by Palm Springs Life.  This seminar series presents a thorough examination of the residential real estate market. I would encourage readers to attend.  Even if you are not a realtor, you will learn [...]

Unemployment in the Coachella Valley

By |2021-04-19T15:15:36-07:00March 8th, 2021|Categories: Coronavirus, Data Digest, Economic Development, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Before COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the nation’s economy, the official unemployment rate was 3.5%. As of Friday, March 5, the official rate now stands at 6.2%. Since last April, the nation has lost 9.5 million jobs, more jobs lost than during the Great Recession. But the official unemployment rate only represents the number of people [...]

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