Monthly Archives: September 2010

American Community Survey

This Fall, the Census Bureau will release a few data sets that help us understand more about who we are as a country, culminating in the 2010 Census population counts announced this December. The first of these data releases is … Continue reading

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Measuring America

For more information on Measuring America, read Director Groves' recent blog entry A Data-Filled Fall.

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Income vs. Earnings

Income and earnings are often confused. In reality, earnings are just one kind of income. Every year, the Census Bureau collects data on how much money households obtain from 50 different sources, all of which we label “income.” Earnings, primarily … Continue reading

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Tracking the Dream

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, US Census Bureau Many Americans, those born here and those who immigrate, dream of opening a business and prospering according to their talents. The economic census offers a view of who owns America’s businesses … Continue reading

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Health Insurance: Who Has Coverage, Who Doesn’t?

Written by: David Johnson, Chief, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division In recent months you’ve probably heard figures cited on news broadcasts countless times on the number of people who do not have health insurance. Every year, these figures are … Continue reading

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