Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Funding of our State and Local Governments

Written by: Lisa M. Blumerman and Jeffrey L. Barnett, Governments Division, US Census Bureau These days the health of our state and local governments is a topic that is much debated. Are our state and local governments solvent? Will they … Continue reading

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The World Population at 7 Billion

Written by:  Daniel Goodkind, Population Division, US Census Bureau The world’s population will shortly reach 7 billion. The United Nations estimates the world will reach this milestone on October 31, 2011. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the world population will … Continue reading

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U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2010 Guide to State and Local Census Geography

Written by: Katy Rossiter, Geographer, Geography Division, US Census Bureau Have you ever wondered how many counties are in Michigan? (63!) Or, what the largest city in Wyoming is?  (Cheyenne!)  Did you know that Montpelier, Vermont has the smallest population … Continue reading

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Public Pensions See Drop in Assets

Written by: Lisa Blumerman, US Census Bureau Anyone who has a retirement or pension plan knows they have substantial investments in financial markets and that their earnings are very dependent on changes in market performance. So, what effect did the … Continue reading

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