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The 2010 Census: A 10 Minute Investment in Denver's Future

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Afton Branche

For the first time in decades, Denver County was the fastest-growing county in the metro area, clocking in at an estimated 610,000 residents.

Queens Immigrants Wary Of Census

nydailynews.com | By Lisa L. Colangelo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Census takers have their work cut out for them in Queens. The ethnically diverse borough boasts immigrants from hundreds of nations. And many of them...

College Students Fly Below Census Radar

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Until he took a statistics class on it this spring, Christian Reyes barely knew what the U.S. Census was, much less that he has a legal obligation to ...

What's That Smell? Marijuana Vented Into Colorado Census Bureau

aspentimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Authorities say the strange odor seeping into a western Colorado Census Bureau office came from more than 1,000 marijuana pla...

More Minority Babies Will Be Born In 2010 Than White Babies, Demographers Predict

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Minorities make up nearly half the children born in the U.S., part of a historic trend in which minorities are expected to become t...

Changing the Federal Poverty Measure...or Not

Diana M. Pearce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diana M. Pearce

An accurate measure must be created that truly reflects the 21st century realities facing the working poor. Only then can we hope to find who, where and why we still have poverty in the world's richest nation.

The Richest Counties In America (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By now it's become obvious that the wealthy aren't immune to the recession. In October, The Wall Street Journal reported foreclosures were growing in...

2010 Census Campaign Begins: Census Bureau Kicks Off Once-A-Decade Head Count

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau kicks off its $300 million campaign Monday to prod, coax and cajole the nation's more than 300 million residents ...

America's 10 Poorest Cities: Forbes

ABC News | Joshua Zumbrun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Great Recession is rewriting the rules of American poverty. Data from the Census Bureau, released in September, show that during the first year of...

California Would Lose Seats Under Census Change

New York Times | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Republican senator's proposal to count only United States citizens when reapportioning Congress would cost California five seats and New York and Il...

Southern States Losing Population As Recession Alters Migration Patterns, According To U.S. Census Bureau Data

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The recession has had a profound effect on migration patterns in the U.S., reversing the flow of people to former housing-boom states such as Florida ...

2010 Census: Indigenous Immigrants To Be Counted

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA and MANUEL VALDES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADERA, Calif. — For most people, describing themselves on the U.S. Census form will be as easy as checking a box: White. Black. American Indian...

Uninsured Are Represented By Some Of Health Care Reform's Biggest Supporters -- And Critics, New Census Data Shows

National Journal Online | Thursday, October 22, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Many of the House members in both parties who are most opposed to the health care reform legislation moving toward a historic vote represent districts...

Spanish Speakers Targeted in Census Plan

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — When Teresa Ocampo opens her census questionnaire, she won't have to worry about navigating another document in English. T...

Bill Sparkman: Census Worker Found Hanged

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

William E. Sparkman Jr. was a 51-year-old single father who once battled Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma while he pursued his teaching degree, according to a Mar...

Census Bureau Uses Spanish-Language Soap Opera to Reach Hispanics

nytimes.com | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ms. Beltrán, a character in the popular Spanish-language soap opera "Más Sabe el Diablo," "The Devil Knows Best," represents only one element of the...

Recession Hits Immigrants Hard: Survey Finds Decline In Foreign-Born Residents For First Time In 40 Years

Wall Street Journal | CONOR DOUGHERTY and MIRIAM JORDAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The number of foreign-born residents of the U.S. declined for the first time since at least 1970, as a recession and tight labor market dented America...

What Do You Know? It's National Singles Week

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Our perceptions of single people and their place in society have not caught up with the realities. How well do you know your single people? Take this quiz.

Census Bureau Severs Ties With ACORN

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau on Friday severed its ties with ACORN, a community organization that has been hit with Republican accusations of ...

2010 U.S. Census? Count me in to Bring Home the Money, Honey

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

An unintended consequence of the national war on illegal immigration is that a historically fractured community can come together as a cohesive group to enact change for itself.

Census 2010: The Right's Super-Secret Plan to End All Plans

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Pssst. Hey, conservatives ... I want to let you in on a devious little plan being hatched by your leaders in the media.

Census Pick Illustrates Broader Obama Strategy

Michael J. O'Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J. O'Neil

President Obama does not want the political distraction of Republicans screaming that the Democrats have "fixed" the Census to produce a partisan result.

Senate Republicans Holding Up Census Nominee

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert M. Groves will have to wait a little longer to take the reins at the U.S. Census Bureau: Senate Republicans have placed a hold on his nominatio...

The Republican Party is a Mess

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

The GOP is simply out of touch with the rest of the country and has a very long way to go to regain relevance in American politics.

Census Bureau Nominee Rules Out Use Of Sampling for 2010 Census

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Census Bureau on Friday ruled out the use of statistical sampling in the 2010 head count,...