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Why is geography important to the Census Bureau?

Katy Rossiter, Geographer, US Census Bureau Geography is at the heart of taking a census. The U.S. Census Bureau is tasked with counting everyone in the United States once every ten years, but we do not just count people; we … Continue reading

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Income vs. Earnings

Income and earnings are often confused. In reality, earnings are just one kind of income. Every year, the Census Bureau collects data on how much money households obtain from 50 different sources, all of which we label “income.” Earnings, primarily … Continue reading

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