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2014-01-15 12:23:38

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 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...

Population Growth Was Slow In The US During 2013
2014-01-01 05:37:00

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The U.S. population grew by a mere 0.72 percent in the last year, the lowest since the Great Depression in 1937, according to new figures released by the Census Bureau on Monday. On New Year’s Day 2014, the population of the U.S. will top off at roughly 3.2 million - an increase of 2.2 million from New Year's Day in 2013. Although the U.S. growth rate is lower than the global growth rate of 1.1 percent, it is still higher than...

2013-11-19 16:23:36

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Census Bureau takes allegations of fraud by its employees very seriously. Fabrication of data by an employee is grounds for disciplinary action, including dismissal and possible criminal action. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) We have no reason to believe that there was a systematic manipulation of the data described in media reports. As a statistical agency, the Census Bureau is very...

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...

2013-10-31 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...

2013-09-30 16:26:01

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Manufacturing Day brings attention to the manufacturing industry, highlighting new technologies and innovations while also addressing common misperceptions about the industry. The federal government has been collecting data on America's businesses and economy since the 1810 Census, and it continues today through various annual surveys as well as the five-year economic census. In support of Manufacturing Day, the Census Bureau...

2013-05-29 12:26:14

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This day marks the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public accommodations, commercial facilities, employment, transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO ) Population Distribution 56.7 millionNumber of people with a disability living in the...

2013-05-22 12:27:20

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The north Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. The U.S. Census Bureau produces timely local statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the number of people living in areas that could be most affected by these dramatic acts of nature. In the Hurricane's Path 10 The number of hurricanes during the 2012 Atlantic...

2013-05-16 08:25:41

New Census projections show small effect on working-age share of population WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Immigration Studies has examined the Census Bureau's new projections which examine the impact of different levels of immigration on the United States. The projections show what demographers have long known: immigration has only a small impact on slowing the aging of America. Many promoters of the Gang of Eight immigration bill, which roughly...

2013-05-15 12:30:22

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau will offer a two-day embargo period next week for embargo subscribers to view the latest population estimates for all local governmental units, including incorporated places, minor civil divisions and consolidated cities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO ) The 2012 population estimates will be posted to the Census Bureau's embargo site at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, May 21. The public release...