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2011-07-19 11:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This day marks the 21st 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 36 million Number of people who have a disability. They...

2011-05-09 09:23:00

Census Bureau Reports "Delayer Boom" as More Educated Women Have Children Later WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women with a college degree are experiencing a "delayer boom," giving birth at a later age than other women but still having fewer children overall by the end of their childbearing years, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) The finding comes from a comparison of the 2000 and 2010 Fertility...

2011-05-05 13:38:00

WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) What: The village of Plato, Mo., will celebrate its selection as the 2010 Census Center of Population on Monday, May 9, at 1 p.m. CDT. The mean center of population is the point at which an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would balance perfectly if all 308.7 million residents are...

2011-04-29 12:54:00

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Census Bureau is reinstating its Embargo Policy, which allows embargo access to select news releases and data products, effective immediately. The first product that will be available for embargo are the 2010 Census Demographic Profiles, which will be posted to the embargo site at 10:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday, May 3 for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 5. Wire and distribution services are prohibited from distributing...

2011-04-26 10:25:00

More Working Women Than Men Have College Degrees, Census Bureau Reports New Data Provide Most Detailed Look Ever at Years of School Completed WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the employed population 25 and older, 37 percent of women had attained a bachelor's degree or more as of 2010, compared with 35 percent of men, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In contrast, among all adults 25 and older, 29.6 percent of women and 30.3 percent of men had...

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...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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