Tag Archives: American Community Survey

How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

Written by: David Johnson Note: This is an updated  version of a blog that ran last year. It provides important information on when to use statistics from the Current Population Survey and when to use them from the American Community … Continue reading

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Who is a STEM Worker?

Written by: Liana Christin Landivar Did you know that the most common science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) occupation is software developer? More than 80 percent of STEM workers today are employed in computer occupations or engineering. Two new Census … Continue reading

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How the Census Bureau Measures the Foreign-Born Population and Immigration

Written by: Elizabeth M. Grieco Census Bureau statistics can be used to answer many questions about the foreign-born population in the United States. For example: How many foreign-born people are here? Where are they from? Where do they live? Are … Continue reading

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Hispanic College Enrollment Surges in 2012

Written by: Julie Siebens Hispanic college enrollment numbers increased from 2011 to 2012, even while white non-Hispanic and black enrollment numbers declined.  Is this simply the product of a growing U.S. Hispanic population, or are there other forces at work? … Continue reading

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What Languages are Spoken in Your Area?

Written by: Camille Ryan and Tiffany Julian Did you know that more than 300 different languages are spoken in the United States? A new report and mapping tool released today by the U.S. Census Bureau takes a detailed look at … Continue reading

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