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Population up 2.7 million this year

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — My, how the country has grown. The United States will enter 2009 with 305,529,237 residents, the Census Bureau estimated on Monday...

Census: US In Economic Slump For Years

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's not news to small-town Milledgeville, Ga. - population 20,000 - that the United States is now in a recession. Almost 1,000 people lost their job...

Sea census leads to discoveries of marine wonders

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — A city of brittle stars off the coast of New Zealand, an Antarctic expressway where octopuses ride along in a flow of extra salty w...

Why 8 Million (or More) African-Americans are Unregistered

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

By not voting, the critics say, blacks betray the struggle and sacrifice of those who fought and in some cases died for their rights to vote. This guilt laden reprimand is much too simplistic.

Births Up -- No, Down!: Stats and the Politics of Fertility Anxiety

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elizabeth Gregory

Anxiety helps put pressure on women to have babies now, at whatever age -- along with the recent highly politicized decreases in access to birth control, especially for younger women.

Why Care About Projected U.S. Ethnicity and Age?

Robert Engelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Engelman

It's pretty curious, given the country's aspiration to be unbiased by race or ethnicity, that the topic of our ethnic mix fascinates the Census Bureau and the news media so much.

Sam Stein

Census Projections: U.S. Will Be Half Minority By 2042 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some amazing projections were released by the U.S. Census Bureau this morning: by the year 2042, more than half of America's population will be made u...

Census Data Reveals The Changing Face Of America

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Census figures reveal a new reality in America's classrooms, reports CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes. Minority populations are climbing everywhere...

Gay Marriages Won't Count In 2010 Census

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Same-sex marriage is legal in two states, but not a single one will show up in the 2010 census. The Census Bureau says the federal...

World Population To Hit 7 Billion By 2012

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The world's population will reach 7 billion in 2012, even as the global community struggles to satisfy its appetite for natural res...

Iraq Plans To Conduct Census Next Year

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAGHDAD — Iraq's government announced on Tuesday that it will conduct a census next year in an effort to determine the real numbers of the count...

Census: Texas Is The Hot Place To Live

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

DALLAS — Four Texas metropolitan areas were among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued their trend of moving to the Sun Belt in...

First Antarctic Marine Census Launched

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — U.S., New Zealand and Italian marine scientists began a two-month voyage to Antarctica's northern coast Tuesday as par...