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Attention Homophobes: Gays Aren't Taking Over the Country. You Just Think We Are

Raina Bowe | Posted 09.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Raina Bowe

There don't appear to be as many LGBTQ people as many people assume there are. But they are living in all kinds of places in this country, often in places where you might not think there are that many LGBTQ people to begin with.

The Gerrymander Solution

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Most states have three map profiles in play for congresspeople, state senators, and state representatives. Tools are available right now as part of most office suites to allow individuals to come up with their own maps.

As U.S. Home Ownership Hits a 20-Year Low, Can the Recovery Be for Real?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Just released data from the U.S. Census Bureau paint a different picture, questioning a fundamental measure of economic health - home ownership levels -- which begs the question, is it all a mirage?

America's National Housing Policy in 2015: Destination Unknown

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Garrick T. Davis

America's national housing policy seems, in a word, adrift: rudderless, following the whims of the prevailing political winds of the day, the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides, wherever they might take us.

Here's How Illinois Demographics Have Changed Over 50 years

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.10.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Much of the growth and demographic shifts in the United States over the last five and a half decades have been echoed on a smaller scale in Illinois. But there is one important exception: Illinois' population is growing at a slower rate than the country as a whole.

As America Becomes More Diverse, Lending Barriers to Minority Homeownership Demand Serious Leadership

Garrick T. Davis | Posted 01.19.2015 | HuffPost Home
Garrick T. Davis

Recently released mortgage disclosure data findings indicate that a majority of future U.S. households could face significant challenges in achieving homeownership.

Will Congress Shortchange the Census?

Arloc Sherman | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Arloc Sherman

Under pressure from Congress to cut costs, Census has committed to conduct the 2020 census for the same cost as the 2010 census, despite inflation, population growth, and the growing tendency of busy Americans to ignore surveys.

Why Are You Still Single?

Susan Winter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Susan Winter

Our modern world still conforms to an archaic double standard when it comes to the assumptions surrounding a woman who's single. When a high-value man is single he's viewed as "playing the field" or hasn't met the "right woman." When a high-value woman is single it's assumed to mean that men don't want her (for good reason.)

We Count, So Count Us: Three Reasons It's Important to Collect Census Data on LGBTQ People

Meghan Maury | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Meghan Maury

I want our government to accurately count us because it gives us power, tells us how to make life better for our community, and gives us hope. We need to know that we're one of many. I will press the Census Bureau to help us prove that, by adding questions to the census and other surveys about sexual orientation and gender identity.

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It is a moral disgrace that child poverty in the U.S. is higher than adult poverty, higher than for children in almost all other competitor nations, and higher than our country with the world's largest economy should ever allow.

Let Us Eat Cake: The New Census Data on Poverty

Karen Dolan | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Poverty fell in 2013 U.S. Census data shows. It inched down from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, but still higher than when the Recession officially ended in 2009. So not yet time to eat cake. ...Or is it?

2013 Census Data on Poverty, Income Tells a Story About Our Priorities

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

It turns out, we get results in the places we invest. The question is, are we investing in the right places?

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Freak Out Over Wonky Census Change Because ... Obamacare | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

Republicans who have tried for years to hamstring detailed surveys by the U.S. Census Bureau were suddenly alarmed Tuesday over news that changes to o...

Who Won't Be Replaced By a Machine in 2034?

Donna Randall | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Donna Randall

Over several decades, computers have replaced workers who perform routine tasks, notably in the manufacturing sector. This trend is expected to continue and to increasingly impact occupations where workers perform non-routine tasks.

Invest in Kids: Restoring the American Dream

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

The American dream is in crisis. According to a recent nationwide poll by American Viewpoint, by overwhelming margins, American voters believe that the lives of children have gotten worse rather than better over the past decade.

Perpetuating Inequality in the Workplace

Mehroz Baig | Posted 04.14.2014 | Business
Mehroz Baig

The issue at hand with employment is not explicit racism and discrimination, but the evolution of our systems in such a way that inequality perpetuates itself subversively.

Illinois Lags in Population Growth Among Midwest States

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.11.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When your economy thrives, your population grows. When it tanks, you end up like Illinois in the new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Women in the Workforce: What Changes Have We Made?

Mehroz Baig | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Mehroz Baig

The Bureau reports that the largest gain in women's participation in the workforce happened between 1970 and 1980 and has since slowed down, averaging an increase of only 0.4 percentage points between 2000 and 2006-2010.

Homelessness Down, But Poverty Up

William Laney | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
William Laney

There would seem to be no quick fix to America's poverty problem, but there is a quick way to seriously address it.

Surprisingly, The American City With The Highest Concentration Of Gay Couples Is...

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Did San Francisco just get out-gayed? Recently released data from the 2012 U.S. Census revealed which cities have the highest concentration of sam...

In 2012, Hispanic Voter Turnout vs. Voting Power

Eric Rodriguez | Posted 08.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Eric Rodriguez

What politicians do today and the tone of their comments, particularly on immigration reform, will leave an indelible mark in the minds of Latino voters and the young people who will join the electorate in the years to come.

What 'White' Really Means

ThinkProgress | Posted 06.19.2013 | Latino Voices

The Census Bureau released its latest population data last week, providing a portrait of the nation through July of 2012. Among the most interesting f...

Chicago's Population Grows -- But Slower Than Other Cities

Posted 05.23.2013 | Chicago

Chicago is on the slow climb when it comes to population growth according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Windy City's popu...

Data for a Brighter Democracy

Rod Little | Posted 06.09.2013 | Science
Rod Little

In the absence of transparent, objective data about our society that is free of political influence, opinions can dominate. Information confers power, and trust is essential.

And The Happiest State Is...

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E. M. Hess and Samuel Weigley | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living

24/7 Wall St.: According to a Gallup poll released today, the United States has shown almost no improvement in well-being in the past five years, ...