All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘census’

Census Bureau: Online Shopping, Mail Order Businesses Up 27%

The U.S. Census Bureau released some new stats on Thursday, including that online shopping establishments were up 27.4% between 2011 and 2012. It says the number of electronic shopping and mail-order houses establishments grew from 23,697 to 30,185 in that time period. Employment climbed 13.7 percent to 365,508, the bureau said, but the retail trade sector as a whole (including …

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2043 Census Prediction: U.S. Whites Not a Majority

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 most telling change coming in America is something that was much-discussed in the days following the 2012 presidential election. The …

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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 bad in Detroit that at least one child has set up a lemonade stand to raise money for the city. …

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases First-Ever Public API

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 into new web and mobile apps. With the public API, developers now have access to two different statistical databases – …

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