Monthly Archives: November 2011

Majority of the Black Population Lived in the South

Written by: Sonya Rastogi, Tallese D. Johnson, Elizabeth M. Hoeffel and Malcolm P. Drewery, Jr. The Black population was highly concentrated in counties in the South.  In 106 counties, the Black alone-or-in-combination population represented 50 percent or more of the … Continue reading

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2010 Census Shows the White Population Has Become More Diverse

Written by: Lindsay Hixson, Bradford B. Hepler and Myoung Ouk Kim The largest race group in the United States – the White population – has become more diverse over the past decade as evidenced by the growth of Hispanics identifying … Continue reading

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What About the 90+?

Written by: Wan He, Mark Muenchrath, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Is your grandmother or great-grandmother 90 or older, widowed, living in a nursing home, and experiencing one or more disabilities? If so, she is not alone. In 2006-2008, there were … Continue reading

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A Nation Still on the Move But Less Transient Than Before

Written by: Alison Fields Although many of us still move over the course of a year, we are now less likely to do so. The percentage of people who changed residences in the last year ─ between 2010 and 2011 … Continue reading

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Access to Paid Leave Varies by Education for New Moms

Written By: Lynda Laughlin Paid maternity allows new mothers time to care for their newborns and provides economic security while they are away from work. While the Family and Medical Leave Act, passed in 1993, entitles new parents to unpaid … Continue reading

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