Category Archives: Population

2010 Census Shows the White Population Has Become More Diverse

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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A Nation Still on the Move But Less Transient Than Before

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Older Women Less Likely to Live Alone Now Than A Generation Ago

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Tweet Written By: Rose Kreider, U.S. Census Bureau   In general, the percent of all households that contain just one person has risen over the last half of the 20th century and into the 21st century. In 1960, 13 percent … Continue reading

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The World Population at 7 Billion

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Tweet Written by:  Daniel Goodkind, Population Division, US Census Bureau The world’s population will shortly reach 7 billion. The United Nations estimates the world will reach this milestone on October 31, 2011. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the world population … Continue reading

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Blacks and Hispanics made up a growing proportion of voters in 2010 elections

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Tweet Written by: Tiffany Julian, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division The 2008 presidential election saw the largest level of voting turnout among black citizens since the Census Bureau began consistently measuring citizenship status in 1996. A similar peak was … Continue reading

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