Author Archives: U.S. Census Bureau

How Long Do People Receive Assistance?

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Tweet Written by: Shelley K. Irving A recent report examines means-tested program participation rates, the extent to which the programs are used, and median monthly benefit amounts from January 2009 through December 2012 using longitudinal data from the Survey of … Continue reading

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Challenge to Hackers: Use New Software Kit to Create Apps that Benefit Cities

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Tweet Written by: Avi Bender Since the U.S. Census Bureau launched its open API (application programming interface) in 2012, we have listened to developer feedback and continued to make improvements to the tool. Our latest update, the City Software Development … Continue reading

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Growth in Small Town America

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Tweet Written by: Sarah Gibb and Rodger Johnson Many people are nostalgic for “small town” America, where everyday life was commonly organized around a bustling Main Street lined with small shops and restaurants. While it is true that less of … Continue reading

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Trading Spaces: Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

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Tweet Written by: Alison Fields Most people move at some point in their life. The average American changes his or her residence 11.3 times. We are all in motion. The nation does not stand still. Major transitions in our lives … Continue reading

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Still Moving, But Why?

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Tweet Written By: David Ihrke Between 2013 and 2014, 35.7 million people age 1 and over moved to a different residence in the United States. This represents about one-ninth of the population — about the population of Texas and New … Continue reading

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