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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...

India Counts Its Billion-Plus Population For Census

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — Millions of census workers fanned out across India on Wednesday as they began a mammoth effort to document every person in the world...

New Data, Old Worries on Homeownership

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

It's easy to forget, but foreclosures affect far more than the families losing their homes. Large numbers of foreclosures suck the life out of communities.

Tough Loving the New York Times -- Who's Poorer, Elders or Youth?

Paul Kleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Kleyman

Last Saturday the usually astute columnist Charles M. Blow showed even humane writers can experience statistical snow blindness at times.

New Report On International Growth Of Islam

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Washington, D.C. -- The world's Muslim population is expected to increase by about 35 percent in the next 20 years, rising from 1.6 billion in 2010 to...

Leading the Way on Immigration Reform

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

Anti-immigrant sentiment and xenophobia shape too much of the discourse in our country. Bloomberg's call to fix our broken immigration system is a policy call our new Congress needs to hear.

Arthur Delaney

Elderly Poverty Jumps According To Census Bureau's Alternative Research Measurement | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Less than ten percent of the nation's 38 million elderly people are living in poverty, according to the official statistics. But once medical care and...

Multigenerational Families, Recession Studies

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

The hows and whys of multigenerational living during the recession. A new article in the NY Times describes the experience of multigenerational fami...

World's Biggest Census Begins In China

AP | CHI-CHI ZHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China kicked off a once-a-decade census Monday, a whirlwind 10-day head count that sees 6 million census takers scrutinize apartment b...

Illinois Loses A House Seat In 2010 Census

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As predicted, Illinois will lose a seat in the U.S. House. Illinois' population grew 3 percent to 12.8 million people. But that wasn't enough to hold ...

Repubs, Latinos and Redistricting -- Some Hope for Dems Down the Road?

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

So, the new Census numbers are out, and the Rs look to benefit mightily. One of the most revealing takes was Dave Weigel's breakdown of the states de...

DOWN: Census Website Knocked Offline

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Today the U.S. Census Bureau is releasing findings from the 2010 census conducted earlier this year, but if you're trying to access the census website...

The Poorest Counties In America

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Since 2000 the poorest Americans have only gotten poorer. Though census results are only beginning to be released, last week the results of the Ame...

New Census Data Reveals The Richest Counties In America

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It seems this year the rich got even richer. Though census results are only beginning to be released, last week the results of the American Communi...

President Obama's 2012 Prospects in Great Shape

Scott Janssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Janssen

The results of the latest Census will change America's political landscape. But even if Republicans grab seven swing states they lost in 2008, Obama will still win in 2012.

Obama 2012 Reelection Bid Could Be Complicated By 2010 Census

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The 2010 census report coming out Tuesday will include a boatload of good political news for Republicans and grim data for Democrat...

New Data: Chicago Segregation Is Getting Worse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is known as the most segregated city in the United States -- so much so, in fact, that the term "hypersegregation" was coined to describe the ...

Climbing the Ropes to Get Ahead

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ilene H. Lang

Mentors can show you the ropes, but sponsors help you climb them.

The Affirmative Power of Visibility

Hayley Gorenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Hayley Gorenberg

Transgender people are incredibly at risk when their identities are unsupported. If we actively support the visibility of transgender people, we will save lives.

Textile Waste: Taking Cues From Emerging Markets

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

The average American consumes over 60 pounds of new clothing a year. Unlike us, emerging economies protect the environment by consuming millions of tons of second-hand clothing each year.

Married, More and Less: Marriage Age At All-Time High

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

We complete the lines for another decade. It's that time again, when the Census Bureau announces the release of data on family and marriage from the ...