Category Archives: Census Data
Census to Eliminate ACS 3-year Estimates
The Census Bureau has announced their intention to eliminate the American Community Survey 3-year estimates products starting with the upcoming 2012-2014 estimates series. This is an important data produce that well impact small to medium sized communities nationwide. If you … Continue reading
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Who Votes in YOUR State?
The Census Bureau just released a new interactive application that illustrates voting patterns by state. • Are registrations increasing or decreasing? • Are people registered but don’t vote? • What are the differences in voting by age, race, gender, and … Continue reading
Monitoring the Well-Being of our Children – The Kids Count Data Center
In 1948 the Annie E. Casey Foundation was established to help build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. Among their many projects and services is the annual publication of the Kids Count Data Book and the on-line … Continue reading
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=“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Hollerith“>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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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
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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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