Monthly Archives: February 2011

Census Innovation is “OnTheMap”

State and local officials increasingly need detailed local information about their economies to make informed decisions – and yet are frustrated by the lack of timely local data. The Census Bureau’s LED/state partnership works to fill critical data gaps and … Continue reading

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New Orleans: Some Still in Transition

Written by: Tamara Cole, Chief, American Housing Survey Branch On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept into the city of New Orleans, leaving a wake of destroyed homes and more than 400,000 displaced residents. Five years after the storm, some … Continue reading

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A Post-Katrina Look at Housing in the New Orleans Area

Written by: Tamara Cole, Chief, American Housing Survey Branch On Aug. 29, 2005, disaster struck one of our nation’s major metropolitan areas and most storied cities, as Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans area. Its storm surges caused dozens of … Continue reading

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Black-Owned Businesses Grow at Triple the National Rate

Written by: Bill Bostic, Associate Director for Economic Programs February is Black History Month, a time when our nation celebrates the contributions of people of African-American heritage. It’s also an appropriate time to acknowledge the growing impact the black community … Continue reading

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A Bird’s Eye View

The Census Bureau has begun releasing local-level 2010 Census population counts, delivering the data on a state-by-state rolling basis through March. These data include official census population totals, as well as data on race, Hispanic or Latino origin and voting … Continue reading

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