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Immigrant Voting in the United States

Written by: Edward Trevelyan In recent decades, immigration has driven population growth more than natural increase. Therefore, it is useful to examine the degree to which immigration status shapes the voting-eligible population, or “electorate.” A new report released today from … Continue reading

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Statisticians Join in on Fight Against Cancer

Written by: Jasen Taciak, John Posey and Lauren Bowers, Social Economic and Housing Statistics Division Last month was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many people may not realize the role Census Bureau statistics play in the National Breast and … Continue reading

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Who Are Veterans?

Written by: Kelly Ann Holder, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division The U.S. veteran population totals 19 million men and women living in the United States and Puerto Rico who have served on active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, … Continue reading

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Women Responsible for the Increasing Number of “Vetrepreneurs”

Written by: Robert Bernstein, International Trade Management Division After serving their country, millions of military veterans contribute to the nation in another, important way: as entrepreneurs. Between 2007 and 2012, the ranks of veteran-owned businesses rose by 74,074, or 3.0 … Continue reading

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New Data Shows Poverty Rates Lower in 23 States in 2015

An Examination of Changes Across Economic Characteristics and Metropolitan Statistical Areas By Brian Glassman, Poverty Statistics Branch The official poverty rate for the United States declined in 2015 to 13.5 percent from a rate of 14.8 percent in 2014. However, … Continue reading

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