Monthly Archives: March 2011

What is required for me to ship charity goods to Japan?

By: Omari for Global Reach, The official blog of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division Japan Aid On Friday, March 11, 2011, a major earthquake struck northern Japan, devastating the area and triggering a tsunami. Many U.S. residents and … Continue reading

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Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010

  Written by: Paul Mackun, Geographer, Population Division and Steven Wilson, Statistician, Population Division   The 2010 Census reported 308.7 million people in the United States, a 9.7 percent increase from the Census 2000 population of 281.4 million. The increase … Continue reading

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Race and Hispanic Origin and the 2010 Census

  Written by: Karen R. Humes, Assistant Division Chief for Special Population Statistics, Population Division; Nicholas A. Jones, Chief, Racial Statistics Branch, Population Division; and Roberto R. Ramirez, Chief, Ethnicity and Ancestry Branch, Population Division   During the 2010 Census, … Continue reading

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American Indian and Alaska Natives as Entrepreneurs

This week, statisticians from the U.S. Census Bureau will be attending the 25th annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES 2011). This conference, headed by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, provides opportunities for American Indian and indigenous entrepreneurs and … Continue reading

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Get Ready to Floss

Written by Terri, US Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division Do you remember your last visit to the dentist’s office? Dentist: I noticed a bit of plaque build-up. Have you been flossing twice a day? (awkward silence) You: Um… I ran … Continue reading

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