Monthly Archives: May 2011

Funding Public Education

Written by: Lisa Blumerman, Chief, Governments Division, US Census Bureau Most students in the United States depend on public schools for their education, so it’s not surprising that the public has a keen interest on how tax dollars are spent … Continue reading

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Moving up, moving on, moving out – What’s the story?

Written by: David Ihrke, Survey Statistician, US Census Bureau Every year, millions of people pack up and move from one residence to another. This trend has long been an important aspect of American life, affecting both people and geographic areas. … Continue reading

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The Fruit of the Sea

By: Terri The 1994 classic “Forrest Gump” taught you all the different ways to cook shrimp. USA Trade Online, on the other hand can provide detailed U.S. shrimp trade statistics. For example, did you know that from 2005 through 2009, … Continue reading

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How Many Trips Do We Take Down the Aisle?

Written by: Rose Kreider, Family Demographer, US Census Bureau Fertility & Family Statistics Branch Most of us take only one trip down the aisle. Among all currently married couples in 2009, 72 percent were made up of a man and … Continue reading

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Serving Their Country, Then Serving Their Customers

Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, US Census Bureau In about two weeks, the nation will observe Memorial Day, in which we commemorate U.S. soldiers who perished while in military service. Today, we recognize our military veterans who, following their … Continue reading

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