All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘U.S. Census Bureau’

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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Poorest State in America Revealed by the U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released estimates from its 2011 American Community Survey showing that Mississippi is the poorest state in the U.S., with a median household income of only $36,919. Last month it was revealed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control that Mississippi is also the fattest state in the U.S. West Virginia and Arkansas round out the …

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Retail Sales Up 4.1% From Last Year At $403.9 Billion For July

The U.S. Census Bureau released its monthly retail sales report on Tuesday, indicating that sales for July (adusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes), were up 0.8% from June, and up 4.1% from the July 2011. Sales reached $403.9 billion for the month. Also noteworthy is that total sales for the May through …

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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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Super Bowl Facts: U.S. Census Bureau Breaks Down The Cities Involved

Super Bowl XLVI is less than a week away. The first Super Bowl to ever be played in the state of Indiana will feature the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. February 5th is certainly a big day for all three cities involved. The U.S. Census Bureau releases cool statistics around big events like the Super Bowl, Thanksgiving, …

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U.S. Internet Use Sees Dramatic Growth

More than half (62%) of households in the U.S. had Internet access in 2007, an 18 percent increase from 1997, according to new data from the Census Bureau.

Sixty-four percent of individuals 18 and over used the Internet from any location in 2007, while only 22 percent did so in 1997. Among households using the Internet in 2007, 82 percent used a high-speed connection, and 17 percent used a dial-up connection.

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