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The “Second Great Wave” of Immigration: Growth of the Foreign-Born Population Since 1970

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Tweet Written By: Elizabeth M. Grieco Many Americans can trace their ancestral roots to the “great wave” of immigration that occurred during the late 1800s and early 1900s. This is not surprising, as the foreign-born population grew rapidly during this … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Future of Census.gov

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Tweet Byline: Lisa Wolfisch If you have ever visited census.gov, you know that sorting through the vast array of information about America’s people, places and economy can be daunting. Based on customer research and feedback we collected and analyzed over … Continue reading

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Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation to Study Poverty Dynamics

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Tweet Written by: Ashley Edwards Some people may see poverty as a continuous state. In fact, it can be temporary. Many people are used to understanding the issue of poverty through annual statistics that provide a snapshot of how many … Continue reading

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OnTheMap Upgrades – New Business Firm-Level Data and Improved PDF Reports

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Tweet Written by: Matthew Graham The Census Bureau has updated the popular OnTheMap tool. Now you can find firm-level statistics, such as firm age and firm size. A product of the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program, these statistics allow policymakers, … Continue reading

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Local Governments in Northeast More Reliant on Property Taxes than in South and West

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Tweet Written by: Meagan Tydings In 2011, property taxes accounted for 74.2 percent of local governments’ tax revenue, according to Census Bureau statistics released today.  Property taxes are a principal source of revenue for local governments in the United States, … Continue reading

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