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2014-09-30 12:26:33

***CENSUS BUREAU MEDIA ADVISORY*** WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO What: U.S. Census Bureau officials will brief reporters on preparations for the 2020 Census and the 2015 National Content and Self-Response Test. The event will include presentations on our plans for testing possible 2020 Census question wording on within-household...

2014-05-13 16:25:24

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1994, the U.S. Census Bureau became one of the first government agencies to be on the World Wide Web. The Census Bureau had long been a pioneer in using technology to improve its data collection and tabulation processes, inventing the first electrical tabulating machines for the 1890 Census and using the UNIVAC computer for the 1950 Census. The Census Bureau developed the Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding 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....

2014-04-14 00:21:46

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO ASSIGNED SEATING Profile America -- Monday, April 14th.( )The distribution of political representation under the Constitution was authorized on this date in 1792. Based on the results of the 1790 Census, the House of Representatives was to be apportioned according to population, coming as near to...

2013-12-31 00:20:31

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) NEW YEAR'S EVE Profile America -- Tuesday, December 31st. On this New Year's Eve, some 317 million Americans of all ages are ready to greet the year 2014. A hundred years ago, the U.S. population was just over 97 million. Fifty years ago, it was just over 186 million. The 2010 Census counted...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).