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Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2003

Categories: Children,Education,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Census Bureau site which offers data on population and poverty by state, county and school district has been updated with 2003 data. Includes estimates of the number of poor children ages 5-17 in the nation’s 15,000 school districts.

Noteworthy Records of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Categories: Weather/Disasters

Lists records set during 2005 for strongest, deadliest, costliest, and most numerous hurricanes. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

2004 Doctorate Awards Increase in Science and Engineering Fields for the Second Year in a Row

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

26,275 doctorates were awarded in 2004 in the science and engineering fields. Also offers information on demographic characteristics of awardees, country of citizenship, and fields in which degrees were awarded. From the National Science Foundation

Hate Crime Statistics 2004

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Religion/Ethics,Statistics

Offers details on more than 7,600 crimes identified by reporting authorities as motivated by bias against the race, religion, ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation of the victim. Includes characteristics of victim and offender. From the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On Their Own Terms: A Lexicon With an Emphasis on Information-Related Terms

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs

A lengthy dictionary of terms created by the federal bureaucracy for intelligence, military, technology and other purposes. Created by Susan Maret and posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Country Analysis Briefs: United States

Categories: Energy

Latest report on the energy situation for the U.S. including production, consumption, and import information and data for oil, natural gas, coal, and electricity. From the Energy Information Administration.

HIV Testing in the United States: 2002

Categories: Health/Medical

Presents national estimates of testing for human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). From the National Center for Health Statistics.

Changes in Patterns of Prices and Financial Aid

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation

A study of the interaction of college prices, financial aid, and net cost which discovered that net prices did not rise as fast as the “sticker prices” or inflation because of the rise of financial aid. From the National Center for Education Statistics.

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