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2014-07-08 12:26:23

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1970, Marian McQuade initiated a campaign to establish a day to honor grandparents. In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a federal proclamation, declaring the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. This day has been celebrated every year since in honor of our nation's grandparents. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO 7.1 millionThe number of grandparents whose grandchildren under 18...

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...

2014-06-25 12:26:50

WASHINGTON, June 25, 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/20110428/DC91889LOGO 2.5 million In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly...

2014-06-17 12:25:19

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends, which uses data from the National Crime Victimization Survey to examine the seasonal patterns in violent and property crime victimization in the United States from 1993 to 2010. Seasonal patterns are periodic fluctuations in the victimization rates that tend to occur at the...

2014-06-03 16:23:29

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO Using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Construction, which is jointly funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, this report provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures in the four U.S. regions. The report includes...

2014-06-03 12:32:47

1,000 Temporary Office and Field Staff to be hired for 2014 Census Test in Parts of D.C. and Maryland WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today announced that it is gearing up for the 2020 Census by conducting its first major field test beginning June 5 in portions of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md. The Census Bureau will hire about 1,000 temporary workers to conduct the 2014 Census Test to explore modern and cost-effective ways to...

2014-06-02 12:22:03

First Industry Series Statistics Released from the 2012 Economic Census WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shuttle services, vanpools and similar businesses employed 17,719 people in 2012, a rise from 11,696 in 2007 or 51 percent, according to the first 2012 Economic Census industry series statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. These businesses (part of the All Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation industry) also reported $1,144 billion in sales in...

2014-05-29 16:24:23

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Electronic shopping is showing rapid growth compared to the rest of the retail trade sector, with the number of establishments growing 27.4 percent between 2011 and 2012, according to new U.S. Census Bureau statistics released today. Drawn from County Business Patterns: 2012, the new data provides the only detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employees and payroll for nearly 1,200 industries at the national, state...

2014-05-27 16:22:42

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO What: U.S. Census Bureau officials will host a news conference to announce the opening of a temporary local census office in Silver Spring, Md., and to discuss the testing of 2020 Census operations in 2014. The 2014 Census Test area includes approximately 200,000 housing units in portions of Washington, D.C., and...

2014-05-13 16:25:12

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau launched a new, interactive and redesigned census.gov website today as it celebrates 20 years on the Web. In 1994, the Census Bureau was among the first government agencies to create a public website, and the newest version offers many updated features to make finding and exploring statistics on America's people, places and economy easier for the nearly 5 million visitors who traffic the site every month....


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