Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Look at Interracial and Interethnic Married Couple Households in the U.S. in 2010

Written By: Rose M. Kreider Marriages among couples of different races or ethnicities have increased from about 8 percent in 2000 to 10 percent in 2010 for householders and their spouses. But what are the most common types of these … Continue reading

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Census Director Robert Groves to Leave the Commerce Department This Fall

Guest blog post by Deputy Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Census Bureau Director Robert Groves has been an exceptional and dedicated leader. Over the past several years, Dr. Groves has done outstanding work to transform and modernize the Census Bureau. So … Continue reading

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Introducing the Boom State of North Dakota

Written by: Alexa Kennedy Jones-Puthoff Every year, except in the year after a decennial census is conducted, the Census Bureau releases population estimates for the nation’s more than 3,000 counties and equivalents, along with Puerto Rico’s municipios. Yesterday, we published … Continue reading

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Since the Census, New Patterns of Metro and Micro Growth

Written by: Marc Perry Except for the year after the decennial census, the Census Bureau annually publishes population estimates for all metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas. Today, we released the first such estimates since the 2010 Census and they provide … Continue reading

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How Do We Measure Urban Areas?

Written By: Michael Ratcliffe If you have looked out the window of a plane while flying over the United States, you no doubt have seen areas that are clearly built-up and densely settled and areas that are not. The extent … Continue reading

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