Category Archives: Families

How small errors can have a big impact on small populations

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Tweet When you checked the boxes on your census form, you probably did not pay much attention to the form design. But it is something the Census Bureau researches and gives a lot of attention. Something as simple as using … Continue reading

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Households Doubling Up

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson, US Census Bureau In coping with economic challenges over the past few years, many of us have combined households with other family members or individuals. These “doubled-up” households are defined as those that include at … Continue reading

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Visualizing Income and Poverty Estimates

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Tweet Written by: Wesley Basel and KaNin Reese, US Census Bureau Recently the U.S. Census Bureau added interactive maps to the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program’s (SAIPE) website. This web-based interactive tool allows users to select, map, and … Continue reading

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How Long Do Marriages Last?

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Tweet Written by: Diana Elliott, US Census Bureau Many Americans stay married and have long marriages. Did you know that the median duration of American women’s first marriages in 2009 was 20.8 years? Even when American women remarry, the median … Continue reading

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“The Most Important 20 Minutes of Your Day”

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Tweet Written by: Lynda Laughlin A national nonprofit group, The Children’s Reading Foundation, calls the time parents devote daily to reading to their young children “the most important 20 minutes of your day.” When parents read to their children, it … Continue reading

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