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2008-08-14 09:00:07

By NC. AIZENMAN By N.C. Aizenman The Washington Post WASHINGTON The nation's population will look dramatically different by midcentury, becoming more racially and ethnically diverse and a good deal older as it increases from about 302 million to 439 million by 2050, according to projections to be released today by the Census Bureau. The findings are in line with recent analyses published by independent demographers, but they are the first such official Census Bureau projections in...

2008-08-14 00:00:14

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Steven Camarota, of the Center for Immigration Studies, +1-202-466-8185, sac@cis.org WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- While the Census Bureaus press release accompanying its new population projections emphasizes the importance of the countrys changing racial composition, this is almost certainly not the most important finding. The new report shows a U.S. population in 2050 that is 135 million larger than it is today. This could have profound...

2008-07-11 12:00:20

By James Kruger, American News, Aberdeen, S.D. Jul. 11--Aberdeen added 150 people in the last year, amounting to its largest population growth in the last seven years, new data from the Census Bureau estimates. The city experienced a 0.64 percent increase from July 1, 2006, to July 1, 2007, adding 156 people for a total population of 24,410, according to the report. The Census Bureau estimates the population declined by 398 from 2000 to 2003, and the population had another slight drop...

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2008-03-27 09:35:00

Four Texas metropolitan areas were among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued their trend of moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007, according to Census Bureau estimates to be released Thursday. Dallas-Fort Worth added more than 162,000 residents between July 2006 and July 2007, more than any other metro area. Three other Texas areas - Houston, Austin and San Antonio - also cracked the top 10. Atlanta saw the second-largest population jump with just over 151,000 new...

2006-03-16 00:05:00

WASHINGTON -- Florida's Flagler County, on the Atlantic coast between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, was the fastest growing U.S. county for the second year in a row, the Census Bureau reported on Thursday. Based on the bureau's latest estimates, Flagler County saw a 10.7 percent population increase in the year ended July 1, 2005, to 76,410 residents. It also has led the nation with a 53 percent increase in population since the 2000 Census. Most of the top 10 fastest growing counties between...

2005-12-06 13:20:36

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican lawmaker on Tuesday proposed changing the U.S. Constitution to exclude non-citizens from the Census for the purpose of drawing congressional districts, a move that effectively would deny them a voice in U.S. politics. Under the present system, as determined by the 14th amendment to the Constitution, the Census Bureau counts all individuals living in the country once every 10 years. This data is used when drawing up the 435...

2005-12-06 13:37:28

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican lawmaker on Tuesday proposed changing the U.S. Constitution to exclude non-citizens from the Census for the purpose of drawing congressional districts, a move that effectively would deny them a voice in U.S. politics. Under the present system, as determined by the 14th amendment to the Constitution, the Census Bureau counts all individuals living in the country once every 10 years. This data is used when drawing up the 435...

2005-12-06 12:30:00

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican lawmaker on Tuesday proposed changing the U.S. Constitution to exclude non-citizens from the Census for the purpose of drawing congressional districts, a move that effectively would deny them a voice in U.S. politics. Under the present system, as determined by the 14th amendment to the Constitution, the Census Bureau counts all individuals living in the country once every 10 years. This data is used when drawing up the 435 congressional...

2005-08-30 20:54:06

By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. poverty rate rose in 2004 for the fourth year in a row, driven by an increase in poor whites, the government said on Tuesday in a report that White House critics called proof the economic recovery has bypassed most Americans. The percentage of the U.S. population living in poverty rose to 12.7 percent from 12.5 percent in 2003, the Census Bureau said in its annual poverty report. The ranks of the poor rose to 37.0 million, as 1.1...

2005-08-30 16:30:50

By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. poverty rate rose in 2004 for the fourth year in a row, driven by an increase in poor whites, the government said on Tuesday in a report that White House critics called proof the economic recovery has bypassed most Americans. The percentage of the U.S. population living in poverty rose to 12.7 percent from 12.5 percent in 2003, the Census Bureau said in its annual poverty report. The ranks of the poor rose to 37.0 million, as 1.1...