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LOOK: A Map To NYC's Gayborhoods

Posted 09.13.2011 | New York

A total of 32,972 households in New York City included same-sex couples in the most recent US census, up from 25,906 in 2000. Wondering where they all...

CHART: Where Is The Center Of America's Population?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

Once a decade the United States Census Bureau marks a point on the nation's map that it calls the "National Mean Center of Population." The Census Bur...

Decline In Minority Teachers, But An Increase In Minority Students?

The Denver Post | Posted 06.25.2011 | Denver

As the number of minority students has grown in Colorado schools, the number of minority teachers has declined — spurring districts to address the d...

This Is the New Face of America

Arturo Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arturo Vargas

New Census data confirms what we've been seeing for some time now: America has a new face. Latinos are now more than 50 million strong and represent ...

'AMERICA'S NEW HEARTLAND'

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...

Could a Male With a High School Degree Earn More Than a Female College Graduate?

Christie Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Christie Garton

A man should not be able to graduate high school and walk away with more money than a woman who worked hard and put in an extra four years of education.

Census Bureau Survey Draws Attention to Need for More Proactive Multicultural Approach

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The release this past week of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) makes it clear that America's ethnic makeup is changing much quicker...

Longmont Sees Most Significant Growth In Foreign-Born Residents

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Longmont, Colorado had the highest increase in foreign-born population of any major city in Colorado, according to recently-released data from the Cen...

Census: Boulder Is The Biking-est City In The Country

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Census Bureau released the results this week of its American Community Survey, which tracks a vast array of data on cultural and economic con...

PHOTOS: 5 Of 10 Most Expensive Places To Live Are In California

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This won't be a surprise to anyone who actually lives in California. The Golden State takes up five out of ten spots on the Most Expensive Places To L...

PHOTOS: The Poorest States In The U.S.

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Great Recession increased poverty in 31 of 50 U.S. states last year, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. These states, which ...

June New-Home Sales Down in West, Up Elsewhere

Denver Business Journal | Mark Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

While sales of new homes rose 23.6 percent in June from the month before, the western states, which include Colorado, saw a 6.6 percent sales decline ...

Ready for This High-Stakes Process?

Arturo Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arturo Vargas

As the Census Bureau prepares to report the reapportionment count, a new challenge awaits the Latino community: redistricting. Redistricting is the redistribution of power, and power is not given away, it is taken

An Open Letter to Our Nation's Leaders

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

We in the US possess the greatest resources and wealth ever known to humankind. So to have over 44 million people -- 14% of our population -- and 20% of our children living in poverty strains the soul of America.

Which Colorado Counties Receive The Most Federal Money Per Capita?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The U.S. Census Bureau released its Consolidated Federal Funds Report for 2009 on Tuesday, and Colorado ranks 33rd out of 50 states in the amount of p...

Study: Older, Unmarried, Educated Moms On Rise

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New mothers in the U.S. are increasingly older and better educated than they were two decades ago, according to a study on the state of American mothe...

Anti-Government Texas Region Worries About Being Undercounted In Census

Houston Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALPINE, Texas -- Perhaps only in southern Brewster County -- where the land is harsh, the libertarian fevers run hot and the missing refinements of c...

Census Workers Prep For Door-To-Door Count

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — It sounds simple enough. Knock on some doors, ask some questions, get some answers. But for the more than 600,000 people going door-...

Census Has Computer Problem

AP | JACOB ADELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — A computer system that the Census Bureau needs to manage its door-to-door count of the U.S. population remained buggy and prone to...

Tales From the Census Trail: Blame the Interns

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
KT Boyle

No one makes friends with their Census taker.

End of Free Checking a Financial Squeeze: How Employers Can Help

Clare J. Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Clare J. Morgan

The free checking accounts many Americans enjoy will soon be a thing of the past as banks scramble to find new ways to recoup overdraft charges and other fees they're no longer allowed to impose.

Tales From the Census Trail: Training Week, Training Wreck

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
KT Boyle

Our Census trainer Miss Trudy, bless her heart, managed to inadvertently offend every race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ethnicity in two days of training.

Tales From the Census Trail: Know Your Rights

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
KT Boyle

Don't be fooled: many people will take advantage of Census 2010 to conduct improper interviews, canvas houses, or to strike up a friendly conversation with the cute guy living at Apartment 31B on University Avenue. (Harold, call me.)

Tales From the Census Trail: KT's Bit

KT Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
KT Boyle

I saw the recession's effects on small town America when I took the test to become a Census worker, and found myself in a room full of businessmen and soccer moms in suits, most over age 40.

Tales From the Census Trail: Lara's Bit

Lara Janson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lara Janson

In this day and age, why is 'Negro' included as a race on the 2010 Census form? I hope to explore this and many more issues as my training as a Census Bureau Crew Leader begins.