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2011-04-25 08:40:00

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute in some way to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter's proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events and public recognition. (Logo:...

2011-04-20 09:46:00

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 /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 -- 101 years ago, June 19, 1910, proclaimed by Spokane's mayor because it was...

2011-04-05 05:00:00

57% of Immigrant Households with Children Receive Welfare WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Census Bureau data show that the share of immigrant-headed households (legal and illegal) with children (under age 18) using at least one welfare program continues to be very high. This is partly due to the large share of immigrants with low levels of education and their resulting low incomes. The welfare programs examined in this report are SSI (Supplemental Security Income for...

2011-03-31 00:00:30

April 5 Webinar Shows How Marketers Can Profit From Census Data and In-Depth Data Resources on the American Population. To register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/gb1x3x0i05dn. Miami (Vocus/PRWEB) March 30, 2011 For private industry, the 2010 Census contains data that businesses will use to improve their target marketing efforts. An upcoming April 5th webinar will feature experts who highlight key data from the 2010 Census that is now available, and how its value extends far beyond...

2011-03-25 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cinco de Mayo celebrates the legendary Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which a Mexican force of 4,500 men faced 6,000 well-trained French soldiers. The battle lasted four hours and ended in a victory for the Mexican army under Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza. Along with Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16, Cinco de Mayo has become a time to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO)...

2011-02-22 10:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Women's History Month dates back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women's Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn't until 1981 that Congress established National Women's History Week to be commemorated the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. Every year since, Congress has passed a resolution for Women's History...

2011-02-02 09:24:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Super Bowl XLV will be played Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) Green...

2011-01-26 12:52:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following revised advisory is being issued by the Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The Census Bureau will hold a webinar to discuss the upcoming release of local-level data from the 2010 Census. States use these numbers - which include data on race, Hispanic origin and the voting population - to redraw the...

2011-01-26 12:19:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Super Bowl XLV will be played Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) Green Bay,...

2011-01-05 08:03:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Census Bureau Releases Research on the Supplemental Poverty Measure -- The Census Bureau is releasing the research paper, Who is Poor? A New Look With the Supplemental Poverty Measure, plus a number of other technical working papers on the topic. The research paper applies methodology recommended by a federal interagency technical working group to present supplemental poverty estimates. The supplemental poverty measure is based on a more...