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2011-01-26 12:52:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following revised advisory is being issued by the Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The Census Bureau will hold a webinar to discuss the upcoming release of local-level data from the 2010 Census. States use these numbers - which include data on race, Hispanic origin and the voting population - to redraw the...

2011-01-26 12:19:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Super Bowl XLV will be played Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. 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 contenders, in this year's edition of our nation's most celebrated sporting event. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) Green Bay,...

2011-01-05 08:03:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Census Bureau Releases Research on the Supplemental Poverty Measure -- The Census Bureau is releasing the research paper, Who is Poor? A New Look With the Supplemental Poverty Measure, plus a number of other technical working papers on the topic. The research paper applies methodology recommended by a federal interagency technical working group to present supplemental poverty estimates. The supplemental poverty measure is based on a more...

2011-01-04 09:54:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Census Bureau has released alternative income and poverty estimates covering calendar year 2009, including breakdowns by age, sex and race. These estimates do not revise or replace the official 2009 income and poverty estimates released Sept. 16, 2010. The official estimate of the national poverty rate remains at 14.3 percent. The Census Bureau has released alternative measures of poverty for many years based on the recommendations...

2010-11-22 23:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Census Bureau data collected in March of this year show that 13.1 million immigrants (legal and illegal) arrived in the previous 10 years, even though there was a net decline of 1 million jobs during the decade. In contrast, during the 1990s job growth was 21 million, and 12.1 million new immigrants arrived. Despite fundamentally different economic conditions, the level of immigration was similar for both ten-year periods. The...

2010-11-02 08:07:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /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 1994....

2010-09-16 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Census Bureau data for 2009 reflect the severity of the recent recession, as poverty rose sharply and the number of uninsured spiked. The new figures somewhat overstate the rise in poverty, however, because they do not count the bulk of direct assistance that the 2009 Recovery Act provided to households, which kept millions of Americans from falling into -- or deeper into -- poverty (as a broader measure of poverty that Census will...

2010-09-13 08:42:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "National Singles Week" was started by the Buckeye Singles Council in Ohio in the 1980s to celebrate single life and recognize singles and their contributions to society. The week is now widely observed during the third full week of September (Sept. 19-25 in 2010) as "Unmarried and Single Americans Week," an acknowledgment that many unmarried Americans do not identify with the word "single" because they are parents, have partners or are...

2010-09-01 10:16:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1970, Marian McQuade began a campaign to set aside a special day just for grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the first presidential proclamation, designating the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. The first official observance was Sept. 9, 1979 -- and has been celebrated every year since. In honor of our nation's grandparents, the Census Bureau presents an array of data about the role they play in...

2010-08-12 14:14:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Having achieved its goal of a 72% mail-back participation rate, coupled with strong cooperation by non-respondents with Census workers during door-to-door follow-up visits, this week the U.S. Census bureau reported a budget surplus of $1.6 billion to be returned to the government. According to media reports to date, these results in part stemmed from Census awareness being at an all-time high, citing the efforts of an extended team of 14 core marketing...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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