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2013-03-04 12:26:13

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Check out the Census Bureau's mobile app, "America's Economy," for several key Census Bureau economic indicators over the next four weeks: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Week of March 4-8 -- Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories and Orders for January 2013 (March 6); U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services for January 2013 (March 7); Quarterly Services for Fourth Quarter 2012 (March 7); Monthly...

2013-03-04 12:25:08

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau's Public Information Office will offer an embargo period next week for members of the media to view the latest population estimates for counties and metropolitan and micropolitan areas. (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, March 12. The public release will be at 12:01 a.m. EDT Thursday,...

2013-01-24 16:26:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers will be played Feb. 3 at the Superdome, which will be the 10th time the Super Bowl has been played in New Orleans. 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. Go...

2012-12-20 12:25:06

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Dakota's total population climbed by 2.17 percent between July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012. This is the fastest growth of any state, and nearly three times faster than the nation as a whole, according to Census Bureau state population estimates released today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) The Census Bureau produces population estimates each year, allowing our nation, states and communities to gauge...

2012-12-10 12:22:22

2010 Census Report Shows More Than 80 Percent of Centenarians are Women WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2010 Census counted 53,364 people age 100 and older in the United States, and they were overwhelmingly female. For every 100 centenarian women, there were only 20.7 centenarian men. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) These figures come from a special report released today based on the 2010 Census that provides a portrait of the...

2012-11-29 12:25:34

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau released today the 2006-2010 American Community Survey Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation. The tabulation consists of 107 tables about the labor force crossed by sex, race and ethnicity. The U.S. Census Bureau has produced this tabulation after every decennial census since the 1970s. However, for the first time, this tabulation uses American Community Survey (2006-2010) estimates. (Photo:...

2012-11-08 12:25:58

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /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 across...

2012-11-05 12:28:46

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week the Department of Commerce will release two key Census Bureau economic indicators: U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services for September 2012 (Nov. 8) and Monthly Wholesale Trade: Sales and Inventories for September 2012 (Nov. 9). Get the news on the go as it is released through the Census Bureau's free, easy-to-use mobile app, "America's Economy," available for download for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app...

2012-10-11 11:20:36

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /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...

2012-10-09 11:26:53

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Census Bureau's annual, national-level statistics on the characteristics of students, from nursery to graduate school. According to the statistics, enrollment in private elementary and high schools was 4.1 million in 2011, down from 4.8 million in 2005 and a high of 6.3 million in 1965. Furthermore, non-Hispanic white children now make up only a slight majority of elementary school students (54 percent), down from 58 percent in 2005....