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2043 Census Prediction: U.S. Whites Not a Majority 2043 Census Prediction: U.S. Whites Not a Majority
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The U.S. Census Bureau today released predictions for the changing demographics of the country over then next 50 years. This is the first set of population projections issued by the bureau that are based on the 2010 Census. Perhaps the …

Amish Boom Could Reshape the Rust Belt Amish Boom Could Reshape the Rust Belt

As the recent recession descended upon the U.S., few regions were hit harder than the rust belt. Thousands of workers throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan were laid off, somethimes throwing entire towns into dire financial situations. Things are so …

U.S. Census Bureau Releases First-Ever Public API U.S. Census Bureau Releases First-Ever Public API
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For the first time ever, the U.S. Census Bureau is making their giant database accessible to app developers with the release of a a public API. This will allow developers to work much of the government’s statistical and demographic information …

15,070 ‘Official’ Jedi Knights Reside in Czech Republic 15,070 ‘Official’ Jedi Knights Reside in Czech Republic
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Generally, census data is extremely boring to sift through and traditionally doesn’t make for a fun news story. Would you believe the Czech Republic has trumped this trend, and has provided Star Wars fans a reason to care about a …

House Committee Approves Broadband Census Act

Back to back bills in the Congress offer a glimmer of hope to those concerned about the state of broadband penetration in America; back to back moves show a Congress willing to step up where the Federal Communications Commission has failed.

LinkedIn To Share API, Remain Food-Free
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Even as everyone’s eyeing Facebook, LinkedIn intends to let third-party developers make applications for its site.  And here’s where, in my opinion, it’ll have an edge: LinkedIn intends to keep out silly crap.

Census Data in Google Earth

A student at Stanford has come up with a  cool app for Google Earth called gCensus. 

Currently, only the US Census 2000′s Summary File 1 (displaying population characteristics such as race and age) is available for mapping but there’s no doubt the developer and others will mashup more Census data in the near future. 

E-Commerce Sales See Continued Growth

US e-commerce sales were not only healthy for the fourth quarter of 2006 but were at their highest levels in four years according to the US Census Bureau. On an unadjusted basis, sales reached $33.9 billion, up around a third from the third quarter of 2006.

For the fourth quarter of 2006 e-commerce estimate increased 25.0 percent from the previous year while total retail sales increased 4.0 percent in the same period. E-commerce in Q4 2006 comprised 3.3 percent of total sales.

Americans Media Consumption To Increase

Americans are spending an increasing amount of time-consuming media. The variety ranges from TV, radio, Internet, newspapers and magazine. According to the Census Bureau’s Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007 half of our lives will be spent consuming some form of media.

Mapping US Census Data in Google Earth

juice Analytics has done a very cool job of intergrating US CEnsus Bureau data into Google Earth, resulting in some amazing graphics.