iOS app Android app


Women Surpass Men In Advanced Degrees For First Time

AP | By HOPE YEN | Posted 06.26.2011 | College

WASHINGTON -- Census figures show women outnumber men for the first time when it comes to finishing college and holding advanced degrees. The finding...

Urban Engines -- American Cities Must Grow

Greg Selkoe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

My name is Greg Selkoe and I am an entrepreneur. This is a phrase I am proud of and no matter what the activity, whether it was when I worked at City ...

Gay Power: Strength In Numbers -- The Importance Of Counting The LGBT Community

Richard Socarides | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Richard Socarides

Including questions about the LGBT community in the Census is vitally important. The Census is the most comprehensive, reliable, and trusted study of the U.S. population available.

Cutting Taxes Will Boost Entrepreneurship: Kauffman Foundation

Tim Kane | Posted 06.12.2011 | Business
Tim Kane

What's the secret sauce for job creation? Step one is to identify who actually creates jobs (hint: entrepreneurs). Step two is to find the best way to stimulate them.

Census Numbers Don't Lie: Latinos Are Changing the Face of America

Miguel Ferrer | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Miguel Ferrer

The fast pace of Latino population growth shows we are no longer another minority group. When it comes to politics, education and other key areas, careful attention should be paid to how Latinos are engaged.

Detroit's Ruins

Donald Kaul | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Donald Kaul

Human misery that can't be quantified on a balance sheet has no weight in capitalism. This is pretty much the story of Detroit.

From the Community to the Capitol: Census Figures and Leadership in the U.S.

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

For minority communities, and those of us concerned with proportionate representation, the next 18 months are a critical moment in our country's history.

Wyoming Town's Official Population Quadruples After Census Correction

AP | Posted 06.04.2011 | Denver

LOST SPRINGS, Wyo. — The Wyoming town of Lost Springs can finally count on the Census to get its population correct: Four, not one. The Casper ...

Lone-Star State 'Reform' a Texas-Sized Distortion

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Wendell Potter

When Republicans talk about how health care should be reformed, they typically mention malpractice reform, citing Texas as a role model. But a closer look at Texas raises doubts its claimed benefits.

The Dora Generation: How Kids Helped Latinos Win the Census

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Roberto Ramos

Kids under 18 have accounted for a significant portion of Hispanic growth, and a large chunk of them are 5 and under. I like to call them the "Dora Generation."

Washington D.C.'s African American Population Plummets

The Washington Post | Carol Morello and Dan Keating | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The number of African Americans residing in the District plummeted by more than 11 percent during the past decade, with blacks on the verge of losing ...

NYC Should Take a Second Chance on the Census

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Afton Branche

New York's official 2010 Census results came in yesterday far below expectations, stumping politicians and city planners alike.

What the White House Report on Women Didn't Say

Nell Merlino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nell Merlino

Nowhere in the 85-page document was there any mention of women-owned businesses. There was not one word about the ten-and-a-half million women who are in business for themselves.

What Philadelphia's Census Numbers Tell Us About the Arts and the Changing City

Gary P. Steuer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gary P. Steuer

The connection between the changing demographics of the city and the arts should be obvious. Our "traditional" (i.e. not community-based) arts groups must find a way to thrive.

Increasing Age of Farmers Puts Our Food System at Risk

Valerie Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Valerie Jaffee

Our food system sits on the shoulders of hundreds of thousands of farmers in their 60s and 70s who are on the cusp of retirement. When they turn in their tractors, who will replace them?

Jason Linkins

Redistricting In Minnesota Will Spare Michele Bachmann's District, But Reduce Its Size | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Way back in January of 2010, when Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was encouraging people to not fill out the census form in full -- because she frette...

WWI Soldier Representative of Connection Between Ireland and America

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Megan Smolenyak

With St. Patrick's Day looming, then, I hope you'll understand that I have no choice but to surrender to my genetic urges and write of yet another link between our two countries: Private Thomas D. Costello.


AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — America's population center is edging away from the Midwest, pulled by Hispanic growth in the Southwest, according to census figure...

Stapleton Development Staves Off Suburban Flight

Bloomberg | Sue Lindsay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When Denver's Stapleton neighborhood development opened in 2001 on a 4,700-acre site with retail stores and a quarter of the land dedicated to parks, ...

Irish America By The Numbers

John Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lee

The 2009 results are out and St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so here's some the survey's key Irish-American numbers.

What We Can Lean From the Census About Redistricting

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

Luis Gutierrez is proud Puerto Rican congressman. But does he need a district with an overwhelming majority of Latino voters created so he can win? Here's where it gets complicated.

Latinos and the Census: A $1 Trillion Business Game-Changer.

Roberto Ramos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roberto Ramos

Politicians should not be the only ones addressing this demographic game-changer, so should companies looking for growth opportunities.

Census: 1 In 4 U.S. Counties Is Dying

AP | HOPE YEN and JOHN RABY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WELCH, W.Va. — In America's once-thriving coal country, 87-year-old Ed Shepard laments a prosperous era gone by, when shoppers lined the streets...

The Art of the Mapmaker

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

In 2012 tens of millions of Americans will head to the polls, and their mailboxes, to cast votes for President, the US Congress, and thousands of stat...

MASS EXODUS: Chicago Shrinks By 200,000 People

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Census data show that the city of Chicago continued a trend it's followed steadily since 1950, losing nearly seven percent of its population in the la...