Category Archives: Race

Women are Leading the Rise of Black-Owned Businesses

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By Erika H. Becker-Medina, chief, Data User Outreach & Education Branch, Economy-Wide Statistics Division Black business ownership is on the rise. The number of black or African American-owned firms grew 34.5 percent between 2007 and 2012 — from 1.9 million … Continue reading

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Measuring Race And Ethnicity Across The Decades: 1790-2010

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Written By: Beverly M. Pratt, Lindsay Hixson and Nicholas A. Jones Over the years, the U.S. Census Bureau has collected information on race and ethnicity. The census form has always reflected changes in society, and shifts have occurred in the … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on Race Reporting Among Hispanics

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Written by: Merarys Ríos-Vargas and Fabián Romero Over the last few decades, many Census Bureau studies have examined race reporting among Hispanics on the census questionnaire, but these studies did not specifically look at those who self-reported being of Hispanic … Continue reading

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2010 Census Statistics Showed Asians Were Fastest-Growing Race Group

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Written by: Elizabeth M. Hoeffel and Nicholas A. Jones According to the 2010 Census, the Asian population grew faster than any other race group in the United States between 2000 and 2010. This was observed for the population who reported … Continue reading

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