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Valentine’s Day – Is Your Heart Devoted to Population Statistics?

Probably not – but I’m sure you can impress your significant other with some of the following statistics on the consumer market surrounding Valentine’s Day: All that delicious chocolate that warms the heart and expands the waistline comes from 1,177 … Continue reading

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Finding Demographic Facts with the New FactFinder!

Believe it or not, the U.S. Census Bureau has been a real innovator in technology since <a href=““>Herman Hollerith</a> patented the first automated tabulation machine.  And guess where he was when he applied for the patent?  – yep, the U.S. … Continue reading

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Disability and Aging Demographics

The end of last year I completed a project for the State offices for the aging and children and family services reviewing literature on disability trends and forecasts. It was a new area for me. While I’ve spent nearly a … Continue reading

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Why do we need to estimate population?

Don’t we know how many people there are? Doesn’t Census or the IRS keep track of everyone? Well, no they don’t, and while we think the government and microsoft and facebook and google know everything about us, they don’t really. … Continue reading

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What’s the Story on State Government Finances?

Later this month, the Census Bureau will release annual statistics for 2010 that show detailed summaries of state revenues (taxes, federal aid, and lottery receipts), expenditures (highways, public benefits, parks and recreation), indebtedness, and assets. These data come from the … Continue reading

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Who’s Minding the Kids?

New data from the Census Bureau on child care arrangements will be released on Dec. 5. These data will report on child care arrangements of pre-schoolers and grade-schoolers according to various demographic characteristics of the employed/nonemployed mother as of Spring … Continue reading

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New Socio-Economic Data from the ACS

New 5-year estimates of a wide range of socio-economic characteristics for small areas will be coming out soon from the American Community Survey. These data will cover the period 2006 to 2010 and update last year’s release of 2005 to … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Act – Language Assistance Requirements

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 enacted significant protections to guard against discrimination in voter registration. How does that relate to Census data? The census provides the benchmark of our nation’s demographic portrait including data on race and Hispanic origin, … Continue reading

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Good Summary of Stats for Business

Following The Census Project is an excellent way of keeping on top of issues and events of the U.S. Census Bureau. Just released is a Fact Sheet that summarizes available data related to our economy and businesses from the Commerce … Continue reading

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Census and USPS Collabortation!

Did you know that data sharing between the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the U.S. Postal Service is critical to the everyday demographic data we see from the Census? The Census and much of it’s related data are address … Continue reading

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