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Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

U.S. population is estimated at 326, 971,407 as of New Year’s Day, 2018.  World population figure is 7,444,443,881.  From the Census Bureau


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume XLI, Global Issues II

Categories: Africa,Environment,Foreign Affairs,Health/Medical,History,Population/Census

The documents in this volume focus on seven global issues: law of the sea, human rights, African famine, AIDS, international population policy, whaling, and the ozone layer.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department


Commuting Times, Median Rents, and Language Other Than English Use in the Home on the Rise

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

Agency press release on the average commuting times, median rents, and language use from the five-year estimates (2012-2016) released in the American Community Survey.  The five year estimates, a replacement for the so-called long-form Census, present detailed demographic, housing, social, and economic information for even small population localities.  From the Census Bureau


Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2016

Categories: Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

Provides data on single year median household income and poverty statistics for the 3,141 U.S. counties and 13,236 school districts.  The median household incomes for counties range from $22,000 to $134,000 with a median county-level figure for the U.S. at $47,589.  From the Census Bureau.


Participation Rates in Other Assistance Programs: 2013

Tracks the percentage of the U.S. population that received some federal assistance with food, transportation, clothing, or housing during the year of record.  These programs lie outside the major federal social safety net programs.  From the Census Bureau


America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2017

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

A series of tables on various aspects of American families including marital status, living arrangements, parental characteristics, family size, one-parent families and more.  From the Census Bureau


Census Bureau Releases 115th Congressional District Products Based on 2010 Census Retabulations

Categories: Congress,Maps/Geography,Population/Census

Provides links to updated numbers following congressional district boundary changes for Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Virginia.  From the Census Bureau


America Counts, Stories Behind the Numbers

Categories: Population/Census,Statistics

An online newsroom with stories behind bureau statistics such as Where the birth rate is booming, and Why a rise in minimum wage may not mean more money for food servers.  From the Census Bureau


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