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How We Measure Poverty and Income

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Tweet Written by: David Johnson Income, poverty and health insurance estimates for 2011 from the Current Population Survey (CPS) will be released Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. One-year estimates from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) will be released on Thursday, … Continue reading

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American Community Survey Takes Our Nation’s Demographic Pulse Each Year

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Tweet Written by: James Treat, US Census Bureau In every census between 1940 and 2000, millions of American households received a “long form”, which contained scores of questions on a wide range of demographic, socioeconomic and housing topics. Following the … Continue reading

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What are census blocks?

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Tweet Written by: Katy Rossiter, Geographer, US Census Bureau Census blocks are: – Statistical areas bounded by visible features such as roads, streams, and railroad tracks, and by nonvisible boundaries such as property lines, city, township, school district, county limits … Continue reading

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Green Stats

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Tweet Earth Day is Friday, April 22. To help you celebrate, we offer a sampling of green data collected and published by the US Census Bureau. According to the American Community Survey (5-year estimates): 0.5% of Americans bike to and … Continue reading

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New American FactFinder

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Tweet Written by: Jeff Sisson, Program Manager, Data Access and Dissemination Systems, Decennial Systems and Contracts Management Office The U.S. Census Bureau released the completely redesigned American FactFinder (AFF) on January 18. The new AFF provides a fresh look, new … Continue reading

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