Monthly Archives: January 2011

New American FactFinder

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Written by: Jeff Sisson, Program Manager, Data Access and Dissemination Systems, Decennial Systems and Contracts Management Office The U.S. Census Bureau released the completely redesigned American FactFinder (AFF) on January 18. The new AFF provides a fresh look, new tools … Continue reading

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The World at Your Fingertips

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Written by: Ian O’Brien, Branch Chief – Statistical Compendia Branch, Administrative and Customer Services Division Did you know that Raleigh, N.C., was the fastest-growing large metro area in the last decade?  (View table 21). That only about 5 percent of … Continue reading

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OnTheMap Connects Where People Work and Where Workers Live

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In a world of economic uncertainties, innovative products from the U.S. Census Bureau help job seekers, employers and economic planners get an in-depth look at their local job market. OnTheMap is an interactive mapping tool that allows both novice and … Continue reading

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Historical Census Statistics on the Foreign-Born Population

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On January 1, 1892, the federal government opened the immigration station on Ellis Island in New York Harbor. Between 1892 and 1954, over 12 million immigrants were processed into the country there. Annie Moore, a 15 year-old Irish girl, was … Continue reading

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