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2014-05-08 12:21:40

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many U.S. cities are seeing an increase in bicycle commuters, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today. Nationwide, the number of people who traveled to work by bike increased roughly 60 percent over the last decade, from about 488,000 in 2000 to about 786,000 during the 2008-2012 period. This is the largest percentage increase of all commuting modes tracked by the 2000 Census and the 2008-2012 American Community Survey....

2014-05-06 12:30:03

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance...

2014-04-23 16:25:40

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the...

2014-03-13 12:24:06

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 2008 and 2012, the number of children under age 19 without health insurance declined in 1,171 counties and rose in 17, with 1,950 not having a statistically significant change, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The number of working-age adults without health insurance rose in 494 counties, declined in 269 counties and did not have a statistically significant change in 2,375 counties....

2014-03-06 12:25:11

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO The Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files for the 2012 American Community Survey five-year statistics are now available for users to create their own tabulations. The files contain a 5 percent sample of the housing unit universe while protecting the confidentiality of survey respondents. The files show population...

2014-02-26 16:25:53

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than three out of five noncitizens under age 35 have been in the U.S. for five years or more, with a majority coming before they were 18 years old, according to a new brief released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. Most of these immigrants -- about 80 percent -- were young adults from 18 to 34. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140226/DC72882-INFO The brief Noncitizens Under Age 35: 2010-2012 uses multiyear data from the...

2014-02-24 16:23:02

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world's first St. Patrick's Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March...

2014-02-06 12:24:58

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 16.8 million people moved into a different county within a year in the U.S., between 2007 and 2011, with the most common county-to-county moves being from Los Angeles to San Bernardino, Calif. (41,764 people) and Los Angeles to Orange, Calif. (an estimated 40,764), according to U. S. Census Bureau data released today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/DC60435-INFO) (Logo:...

2014-01-31 12:21:56

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) This tabulation from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey shows estimates of the citizen voting age population by race for small areas of geography. The downloadable files show the population 18 and older by citizenship status and race for the nation, states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico,...

2014-01-24 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Super Bowl XLVIII will be played Feb. 2 at the home of the New York Jets and New York Giants. This will be the first time the Super Bowl has been held in the New York City metropolitan area, as well as being the first Super Bowl played outdoors in the northern U.S. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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