Category Archives: About the Census Bureau

Another View of the Gender Earnings Gap

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  Written by: Jamie M. Lewis, Ph.D., Statistician, Fertility and Family Statistics Branch In 2014, the female-to-male earnings ratio stood at 0.79, indicating that the median earnings of women who worked full time, year-round was 79 percent of what their … Continue reading

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2015 Mover Rate Remains Near Historic Low

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  Written By: David Ihrke Given the amount of effort and planning required to move, it should come as no surprise that the vast majority of people in the United States do not move over a one-year period. According to … Continue reading

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Statisticians: A Goodness of Fit Test

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By One or More Census Bureau Statisticians In honor of World Statistics Day, let’s talk about statisticians. While lots of people use statistics in their jobs every day (such as sports writers, stock analysts, weather reporters, biologists, engineers, economists, sociologists, … Continue reading

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The American Community Survey in Action

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Written By: Cheryl Chambers Today’s annual release of American Community Survey statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau helps communities, organizations, businesses and governments make informed decisions by providing information on more than 40 topics, from educational attainment to commuting to … Continue reading

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Census Director Robert Groves to Leave the Commerce Department This Fall

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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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