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2014-07-04 00:20:41

WASHINGTON, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO TAKING LIBERTIES Profile America -- Friday, July 4th. Today is that most American of holidays -- Independence Day, celebrating the day in 1776 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. Ours was the first successful colonial independence movement against a...

2014-07-03 00:20:42

WASHINGTON, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LIBERTY AND JUSTICE Profile America -- Thursday, July 3rd. Befitting the eve of the nation's celebration of freedom, one of the most important pieces of legislation in our history became law on this date in 1964. The Civil Rights Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson, swept away Jim Crow laws by...

2014-07-02 12:25:17

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. To mark the anniversary, the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered key statistics that measure changes in some characteristics of different race groups...

2014-07-02 00:20:44

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FORGING A NATION Profile America -- Wednesday, July 2nd. On this date in 1788 -- 226 years ago -- the Constitution of the United States was formally established, transforming the loose organization of the states under the Articles of Confederation into a more perfect union. Besides securing the...

2014-07-01 16:28:04

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Test your knowledge of the populations of the different countries competing in the World Cup with the U.S. Census Bureau's world cup edition of population bracketology. The new interactive data visualization allows users to fill out brackets based on comparisons of each country's population using...

2014-07-01 16:25:44

Test Will Research Ways to Save Money on 2020 Census WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced that today marks Census Day for the 2014 Census Test in parts of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md. This is the reference day for measuring the population of the test area. The test, during which participants are encouraged to fill out a census survey on the Internet and mobile devices, is part of efforts to explore innovative and cost-saving...

2014-07-01 16:25:25

Shipments Increased 33.6 Percent to $28 Billion WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of U.S. breweries more than doubled -- from 398 to 869 -- between 2007 and 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released today from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series. The breweries industry reported $28.3 billion in shipments in 2012, an increase of nearly 33.6 percent since 2007. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140701/123752 Employment in the breweries industry...

2014-07-01 00:21:35

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO FIRST INCOME TAX Profile America -- Tuesday, July 1st. Income taxes first came to America 152 years ago today, when President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill levying a 3 percent tax on incomes between $600 and $10,000, and 5 percent for greater incomes. After helping finance the federal cause in the...

2014-06-30 16:25:02

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked with red, white and blue flags, fireworks, parades and backyard barbecues across the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140630/123313 2.5 million In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly...

2014-06-30 12:26:46

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau provides the latest, comprehensive look at the nation's population aged 65 and older, comprising 40.3 million in 2010. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140630/123079 The 65+ in the United States: 2010 report contains many findings about the 65-and-older population on topics such as socio-economic characteristics, size and growth, geographic distribution, and longevity and health....


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