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2013-11-26 16:25:34

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released dwellr, a new mobile app that delivers on-the-go access to key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131126/DC24363) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Powered by American Community Survey statistics, dwellr can pull up a list of U.S. locations that matches users' preferences...

2013-11-20 00:20:57

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH Profile America -- Wednesday, November 20(th). This is National American Indian Heritage Month, also called Native American Heritage Month. Either way, it's observed with a wide variety of events across the country. The 2010 Census counted 5.2 million American...

2013-11-14 16:25:57

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Census Bureau has updated the application programming interface with the 2010-2012 American Community Survey statistics. The API, which allows developers to create custom apps with Census Bureau data, now contains data profiles for areas with populations over 20,000. More than 40 topics are available for these communities, such as housing, educational attainment, employment, commuting, language spoken at home, nativity and...

2013-11-14 12:23:58

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new housing brief from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that median home values in many small counties across the nation held steady after the most recent recession, while values in large counties declined. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131114/DC16757-INFO-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131114/DC16757-INFO-b) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) These findings come from the Census...

2013-11-08 16:20:17

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches...

2013-11-04 16:26:32

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as "National American Indian Heritage Month." Similar proclamations have been issued every year since...

2013-10-31 20:20:32

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches...

2013-09-19 12:25:28

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that the Chicago metro area's median household income and poverty rate were not statistically different from the year before, while the uninsured rate decreased. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/DC82642-INFO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) According to the 2012 American Community Survey, the median household income in the Chicago metro area was $59,261...

2013-09-19 12:25:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that the St. Louis metro area's median household income, poverty rate and uninsured rate were not statistically different from the year before. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/DC82657-INFO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO ) According to the 2012 American Community Survey, the median household income in the St. Louis metro area was $52,243 in 2012,...

2013-09-19 12:24:50

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that the Seattle metro area's median household income, poverty rate and uninsured rate were not statistically different from the year before. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130919/DC82661-INFO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO ) According to the 2012 American Community Survey, the median household income in the Seattle metro area was $65,677 in 2012, which...