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2012-10-05 06:23:53

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO ) Manufacturing plays a large role in our economy. To highlight this contribution, the Census Bureau has released an infographic focusing on manufacturing employment, cost of materials, value of shipments and exports. Part of the "How Do We Know?" series, this infographic helps celebrate...

2012-09-10 06:28:04

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The economic census is the U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy. To encourage response to the 2012 Economic Census, the Census Bureau has launched business.census.gov. The site includes videos, fact sheets, story ideas and talking points that business associations, chambers of commerce, media and public agencies can use to get the word out about the economic census. Information on how...

2012-08-23 06:23:40

Census Bureau Mobile App Now Available for iPhone and iPad WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "America's Economy," the U.S. Census Bureau's first mobile application, is now available for iPhone and iPad. The America's Economy mobile app provides updated statistics on the U.S. economy, including monthly economic indicators and economic trends. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120823/DC61956) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO)...

2012-07-31 06:24:15

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grandparents Day 2012: Sept. 9: In 1970, Marian McQuade began a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. But such a day was not formally established until 1978, when President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, approving the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. Since Sept. 9, 1979, it has been celebrated every year in honor of our nation's grandparents with whom one in 10 of all children in the U.S....

2012-07-03 10:22:24

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO ) How Do We Know? As we celebrate this Independence Day, we reflect on how our Founding...

2012-06-28 06:24:52

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 2007 Enterprise Statistics -- New statistics showing the industrial specialization and diversification of U.S. businesses are now available from the Census Bureau's Enterprise Statistics Program. In developing a complete series of reports to be published with the 2012 Economic Census results, Census Bureau researchers have created an Enterprise Classification System and prototype tables based on the 2007 Business Register. The...

2012-06-27 06:24:22

Older Populations to Exceed Children in Most World Regions by 2050, Census Bureau Reports WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's inhabitants in 2012 are an older mix of people than was the case a decade ago, driven by declining fertility and increasing life expectancy. According to new U.S. Census Bureau population projections, by midcentury most world regions will resemble Europe, which in 2005 became the first major world region where the population 65 and...

2012-06-26 10:22:44

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What's Trending on the Nation's Population Twitter Chat: A Look at the Nation's Population Since the 2010 Census -- Join Census Bureau staff on Thursday, June 28, at 1 p.m. EDT for a conversation about the release of the latest population estimates at the national, state, city and county level since the 2010 Census. On Thursday, the Census Bureau will release the population estimates and rankings of the nation's incorporated cities, towns,...

2012-06-12 06:22:59

Father's Day: June 17, 2012 WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The idea of Father's Day was conceived slightly more than a century ago by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Wash., while she listened to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm. A day in June was chosen for the first Father's Day celebration June 17, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane's mayor...

2012-05-10 10:23:16

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau reported today that foreign-born households are, on average, larger than native households, have more children under age 18, and are more likely to be multigenerational. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) The average size of foreign-born households (3.4 people) was larger than that of native-born households (2.5 people). About 62 percent of foreign-born family households included children...