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Census.gov Transformation – Pardon Our Dust

Stephen Buckner, Center for New Media and Promotions, U.S. Census Bureau The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a newly redesigned census.gov homepage. This is the first of several steps in a progressive series of enhancements to census.gov over the next … Continue reading

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

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 2000 … Continue reading

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Visualizing Data with OnTheMap for Emergency Management

The Census Bureau released OnTheMap for Emergency Management Version 2.0 today, the beginning of the 2011 hurricane season. Version 2.0 adds floods and wildfires to hurricanes which was released last year. OnTheMap for Emergency Management is a public data tool that … Continue reading

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Data Visualization: US Center of Population

Each decade, after it tabulates the decennial census, the Census Bureau calculates the center of population. The center is determined as the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would balance perfectly if all … Continue reading

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Census Innovation is “OnTheMap”

State and local officials increasingly need detailed local information about their economies to make informed decisions – and yet are frustrated by the lack of timely local data. The Census Bureau’s LED/state partnership works to fill critical data gaps and … Continue reading

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