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Why is geography important to the Census Bureau?

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Tweet 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; … 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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The Amazing Apportionment Machine

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Tweet Watch video. Apportionment is the process of dividing the seats in the House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the population figures collected during the decennial census. But how does it actually work? Through animation, the US … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping and Stats

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Tweet The holiday season is a time for gathering and celebrating with friends and family, gift-giving, reflection and thanks. It is also time for some serious shopping! In fact, 14 percent of all retail sales last year occurred in December. … Continue reading

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Easier access to economic data

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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