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

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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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What is a College Degree Worth?

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Written by: Tiffany Julian, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, US Census Bureau A college degree has long been considered the golden ticket to success in life. High schools and parents constantly reinforce the importance of obtaining a college degree … Continue reading

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U.S. Businesses Continue to Show Sharp Declines

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Written by: William G. Bostic Jr., US Census Bureau For most, it would not come as a surprise to learn that the last couple of years have been a time of economic hardship for our nation. Headlines have depicted a … Continue reading

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A New Benchmark for Minority Business Ownership

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Written by: Tom Mesenbourg, Deputy Director, US Census Bureau This week, the Census Bureau released a summary of the data it collected on minority-, women and veteran-owned businesses from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners (SBO). These data give us … Continue reading

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Easier access to economic data

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Written by: Robert Marske, Office of Economic Planning and Innovation Fifty years ago, President Kennedy said, “Before we can set out on the road to success, we have to know where we are going, and before we can know that … Continue reading

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