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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...

2010-08-09 11:09:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Census Bureau announced today the public release schedule for the official income, poverty and health insurance estimates for 2009 from the Current Population Survey (CPS), as well as estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) This is the first year that the ACS data on social, economic and housing...

2010-07-29 08:09:00

Census Bureau Reports Number of U.S. Businesses Declines by Nearly 104,000 in 2008 WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. businesses with paid employees lost almost 104,000 establishments in 2008, bringing the total number to 7.6 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the total number of people they employed rose to 121 million, with businesses adding approximately 300,000 employees to their payrolls. (Logo:...

2010-06-10 08:04:00

Census Bureau Releases 2009 County Characteristics Population Estimates WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released July 1, 2009, population estimates for each of the nation's 3,143 counties by race, Hispanic origin, age and sex. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The estimates are based on 2000 Census data and updated by using administrative records to estimate components of population change -- namely births, deaths,...

2010-04-26 13:45:00

WASHINGTON, April 26 /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 on May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the observance to a...

2010-04-07 11:29:00

Need Help? Census Bureau Offers Assistance by Phone, Internet and at 30,000 Local Sites WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's not too late to mail back your 2010 Census form, and if confusion over how to answer the questions is what is stopping you from filling it out and mailing it back, or if you haven't received a form, the U.S. Census Bureau can help. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) If you haven't yet received your form or have...

2010-04-05 07:34:00

Note: This Facts for Features is an update of an issue released March 8. This edition contains new information reflecting the ongoing progress of the census. We have highlighted new information. WASHINGTON, April 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, America conducts its 23rd census. The nation's largest domestic mobilization began in a remote corner of Alaska and will continue throughout the rest of the country -- and in Puerto Rico and the Island Areas (American Samoa, Commonwealth of...

2010-03-31 16:59:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Census Bureau Director Robert Groves noted today that some areas are lagging behind the rest of the country in mailing back their 2010 Census forms. With Census Day on April 1, parts of California still have some of the lowest rates of mail participation. Nationally, 52 percent of households have mailed back their forms. But in parts of California, the participation rate is significantly lower, with Inglewood one of the farthest behind at 39...

2010-03-31 16:59:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Census Bureau Director Robert Groves noted today that some areas are lagging behind the rest of the country in mailing back their 2010 Census forms. With Census Day on April 1, Buffalo still has one of the lowest rates of mail participation. Nationally, 52 percent of households have mailed back their forms so far. But in Buffalo, the mail participation rate is significantly lower, at 42 percent. (Logo:...

2010-03-31 16:52:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Census Bureau Director Robert Groves noted today that some areas are lagging behind the rest of the country in mailing back their 2010 Census forms. With Census Day on April 1, Boston still has one of the lowest rates of mail participation. Nationally, 52 percent of households have mailed back their forms so far. But in Boston, the mail participation rate is significantly lower, at 40 percent. (Logo:...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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