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  • US CENSUS DATA: Black Americans Are Moving South.

    03/28/2011 8:57:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/28/2011 | John Ellis
    Black Americans are leaving northern states and relocating in the south, US census data show. Blacks are not just leaving Michigan, as one would expect. They are leaving New York and Illinois and the two major cities therein: New York City and Chicago. The New York Times reports that those leaving tend to be "younger and better educated." Walter Mead has a long post today on what this reversal of "the great migration" means for the "Big Blue" model of Democratic Party governance. Here's an excerpt: "The failure of blue social policy to create an environment which works for Blacks...
  • Detroit congressional districts likely to cross Eight Mile Road in search for black voters

    03/26/2011 9:53:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Detroit congressional districts likely to cross Eight Mile Road in search for black votersBy Associated Press, Wednesday, March 23, 8:51 PM LANSING, Mich. — Mostly black Detroit, facing diminished congressional clout after losing a quarter of its population over the past decade, likely will have to reach farther into its mostly white suburbs to keep black majorities in its two congressional districts. **SNIP** Nearly four decades after the 1967 riots that hastened white flight, four of every five Detroit residents are black. So are the city’s two congressmen, 81-year-old veteran John Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee,...
  • Number of black D.C. residents plummets as majority status slips away

    03/24/2011 10:13:24 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2011 | Carol Morello and Dan Keating
    The number of African Americans residing in the District plummeted by more than 11 percent during the past decade, with blacks on the verge of losing their majority status in the city for the first time in half a century. According to census statistics released Thursday, barely 50 percent of the District’s population was African American in 2010 — a remarkable shift in a place once nicknamed “Chocolate City.” The black population dropped by more than 39,000 over the decade, down to 301,000 of the city’s 601,700 residents. At the same time, the non-Hispanic white population skyrocketed by more than...
  • Census 2010: Chicago Only Top 10 City to Lose Population

    03/24/2011 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Tom Rounder · 20 replies
    Newsalert ^ | March 24, 2011 | Steve Bartin
    Only Chicago lost population. Congratulations to Mayor Daley and the whole Democratic party machine who caused a net loss of 200,000 people.
  • The Census: GOP Winning Seats, Losing the Future

    03/24/2011 6:14:42 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 31 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-24-11 | Zazu
    The census data is in and it is startling. Large demographic shifts are happening around our nation, and once again America is in a state of flux. The center of AmericaÂ’s population is moving further and further away from New York and closer to California and Texas, and while the North East and East Central regions continue to stagnate the Southwest and Florida are experiencing a population boom courtesy of immigration. New York and Ohio both lost 2 house seats, a continuation of long periods of decline. New York now holds 27 seats, a decline of almost 20 from...
  • New census milestone: Hispanics to hit 50 million

    03/24/2011 12:40:42 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 24, 2011 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states. Pulled by migration to the Sun Belt, America's population center edged westward on a historic path to leave the Midwest.
  • New milestone: 1 in 6 in US is Hispanic

    03/24/2011 7:35:33 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies ^ | 03/24/2011 | HOPE YEN
    In forthcoming Census Bureau release, racial and ethnic minorities are expected to make up 90 percent of total US growth since 2000 WASHINGTON — In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states. Pulled by migration to the Sun Belt, America's population center edged westward on a historic path to leave the Midwest.
  • Census Bureau: America to be Overpacked Third-World Dump by 2060

    03/24/2011 6:49:25 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 24, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    According to the latest estimates of US population growth emanating from the Census Bureau, in 50 years from now the United States of America will need to have made room for a bloated populace numbering some 459 million American citizens -and that's not even including 3M+ illegals flooding our nation's borders annually. Yet legal US population growth alone will bring +200 million new Americans by 2060- and the vast majority of this organic incremental increase will consist of immigrants and their offspring... not children born of established American families. The cumulative US Census prediction is represented by a yellow mid-range line of the (below)...
  • Detroit Population Falls To 713K

    03/22/2011 11:25:17 AM PDT · by jenk · 71 replies ^ | 03/22/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    Thank you Unionization! From MIRS news, the census numbers are in: Detroit's population for 2010 was 713,000, half of the population the Motor City boasted in 1970 and a far cry from the 1.849 million residents Detroit had at its peak in 1950, according to U.S. Census numbers set to be publicly released in less than two hours. In 2000, Detroit had a population of 951,270. In 1990, it was 1.028 million. Between 1950 and 1970, Detroit lost 450,000 people. Between 1970 and 1990, Detroit lost 370,000 people. Between 1990 and 2010, Detroit lost 238,000 people. When is a big...
  • N.M. Hispanics Overtake Anglos (non-Hispanic whites 41%)

    03/16/2011 8:37:16 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 35 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 16, 2011 | Dan McKay
    People who identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino are now the largest ethnic or racial group in New Mexico, according to new Census figures released Tuesday. In fact, the Hispanic population grew about 10 times as fast as did the number of Anglos, the Census shows. The two groups still dominate New Mexico's population, with about 46 percent of the state calling itself Hispanic or Latino and about 41 percent identifying as non-Hispanic whites. "This is a flip from 10 years ago," when Anglos outnumbered Hispanics, said Brian Sanderoff, president of Research & Polling Inc. The total number of Hispanics...
  • Is white the new black?

    03/11/2011 7:47:22 AM PST · by SmithL · 37 replies · 1+ views
    SFGate ^ | 3/11/11 | Jeff Yang, Special to SF Gate
    As white Americans move into the minority, some are claiming they're the ones now subject to racial oppression. Do they have a case? For a small, nerdy cluster of folk -- social science and cultural studies wonks, market researchers, armchair political pundits -- this month is the Super Bowl, Oscars and Olympics rolled into one. That's because the next few weeks will see the gradual, yet grand unveiling of data from the 2010 U.S. Census, an event literally 10 years in the making. The direction the numbers are headed isn't likely to be surprising: The trend line of increasing racial...
  • California’s Demographic Dilemma: A Class And Culture Clash

    03/10/2011 11:19:04 AM PST · by Tom Rounder · 12 replies
    New Geography ^ | 03/10/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    The newly released Census reports reveal that California faces a profound gap between the cities where people are moving to and the cities that hold all the political power. It is a tale that divides the state between its coastal metropolitan regions that dominate the state’s politics — particularly the San Francisco Bay Area, but also Los Angeles — and its still-growing, largely powerless interior regions. Indeed, the “progressives” of the coast are fundamentally anti-growth, less concerned with promoting broad-based economic growth — despite 12.5% statewide unemployment — than in preserving the privileges of their sponsors among public sector unions...
  • U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Ohio's 2010 Census Population Totals, First Look at Race

    03/09/2011 11:46:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/09/11
    U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Ohio's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistrict– 34 mins ago WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Ohio. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. **SNIP** Data for Ohio show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts...
  • What The Census Tells Us About America’s Future

    02/25/2011 3:10:44 PM PST · by Tom Rounder · 12 replies
    New Geography ^ | 02/25/2011 | Joel Kotkin
    the Obama administration might want to rethink its high-density and urban-oriented strategy. Despite all the media focus on an imagined “back to the city” movement, Americans continue to disperse to “opportunity regions” and toward the suburbs. As a result, expect generally conservative-leaning suburbs and exurbs to gain more power after reapportionment and core city influence to decline further.
  • Why Census Figures Favor Rahm (DeadFish Alert)

    02/22/2011 5:16:25 PM PST · by fuzzybutt · 10 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 | Edward McClelland
    The best news Rahm Emanuel got last week didn’t come from his pollster. It came from the United States Census Bureau, when it released the population figures for Chicago. The city’s population declined by 200,000 -- but those were mostly people who wouldn’t have voted for Emanuel. Englewood lost a quarter of its population. The black population that Carol Moseley Braun has been trying to rally accounted for nearly all of Chicago’s population loss. “The trend is a result for the plan for transformation of the Chicago Housing Authority, and the displacement of 110,000 people,” mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls...
  • U-Haul Prices as Migration Indicator (latest migration numbers from US Census, large metro areas)

    02/18/2011 11:02:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 1+ views
    New Geography ^ | 2009 | Marck Schill
    Austin fared very well on this year's Best Cities Rankings, and here's another interesting indicator of the difference in migration between Austin and San Francisco: "When comparing California with Texas, U-Haul says it all. To rent a 26-foot truck oneway from San Francisco to Austin, the charge is $3,236, and yet the one-way charge for that same truck from Austin to San Francisco is just $399. Clearly what is happening is that far more people want to move from San Francisco to Austin than vice versa, so U-Haul has to pay its own employees to drive the empty trucks...
  • What the census can teach us about ourselves (ALL private info released after 72 yrs)

    01/11/2011 6:23:23 PM PST · by Innovative · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 11, 2010 | Thom Patterson
    Easy online access to census forms allows millions of Americans to learn more about themselves and their histories. Basic population statistics are released soon after each census is tabulated. However, for privacy protection, documents with names and personal details of respondents aren't released for 72 years. But as family historians know, it's the personal fragments garnered from census documents that tell the most dramatic stories of American life. The personal census documents also name occupations of adults in each household. The personal census data shows whether the head of household owned a home or rented. The amount of rent or...
  • Did Americans Lose Their Census?! - Americans Migrating To Conservative States

    01/06/2011 6:08:21 PM PST · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-06-11 | Wordsmith
    What do the recent 2010 census figures reveal? Among other things, it revealed changes in state populations resulting in the reapportionment of Congressional seats. If one takes a look at which states made the gains, what underlying characteristic do they seem to share in common? Answer: That Americans are migrating away from states with high income taxes to states that have no state income taxes and that have a more business-friendly environment. Translation: Americans (including liberals) are showing a preference for living in states with a conservative model for governance that creates prosperity than they are for liberal states...
  • Census: Number Of Poor May Be Millions Higher

    01/06/2011 7:35:52 AM PST · by edpc · 20 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 5 Jan 2011 | Hope Yen
    WASHINGTON – The number of poor people in the U.S. is millions higher than previously known, with 1 in 6 Americans — many of them 65 and older — struggling in poverty due to rising medical care and other costs, according to preliminary census figures released Wednesday. At the same time, government aid programs such as tax credits and food stamps kept many people out of poverty, helping to ensure the poverty rate did not balloon even higher during the recession in 2009, President Barack Obama's first year in office.
  • Dennis Kucinich Reacts to Prospect of Losing His Congressional Seat Through Redistricting

    12/30/2010 5:44:45 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies · 569+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-30-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Luckily, this isn't some new years fantasy of mine...he really is concerned about losing his seat.*tear* :-(
  • California says census missed 1.5 million residents (want more in their begging bowl)

    12/25/2010 11:42:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 24, 2010 | Seema Mehta
    <p>California officials estimate that the U.S. Census Bureau failed to count 1.5 million of the state's residents, a discrepancy that if true could cost the state billions of dollars in federal aid over the next decade and perhaps an increase in its representation in Congress.</p>
  • States taxing themselves to death (There can be no better evidence than the 2010 Census)

    12/23/2010 7:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/22/2010 | DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN
    High taxes kill states. There can be no better evidence than the 2010 Census. The states that lost House seats -- because they're shrinking, relative to the nation -- had taxes 27 percent higher than the ones that gained seats. Of the seven states that don't have a personal income tax, four (Texas, Florida, Nevada and Washington) account for eight of the 12 seats apportioned to the fastest-growing states. New York and Ohio lost two more seats. Other losers -- down one each -- are Massachusetts, Missouri, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana and Iowa. What do they all have...
  • Where Unions Are, Americans Aren't (One conclusion to draw from the Census figures)

    12/23/2010 7:20:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    RealClearMarkets ^ | 12/22/2010 | Diana Furchtgott-Roth
    The American people have been voting with their feet, the Census Bureau announced on Tuesday, leaving states with heavy union influence and choosing to live in "right-to-work" states with higher job growth where they cannot be forced to join a union as a condition of employment. But the National Labor Relations Board, now dominated by Obama appointees, is deaf to the preferences of voting Americans. It wants to do everything in its administrative power to tilt the playing field towards unionization-even if it means higher unemployment and lost jobs. As a result of geographic shifts in population uncovered by the...
  • Reapportionment Bites Obama and the Democrats, Hard (2012 redistricting)

    12/21/2010 9:15:13 AM PST · by heiss · 103 replies
    National Review ^ | Dec 21, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    The new Congressional reapportionment numbers are out. States gaining Congressional seats: Arizona (1), Florida (2), Georgia (1), Nevada (1), South Carolina (1), Texas (4), Utah (1), Washington (1). States losing Congressional seats: Illinois (1), Iowa (1), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (1), New York (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1). You’ll notice John McCain won six of the eight states gaining seats. You’ll notice Barack Obama won eight of the ten states losing seats.
  • Census: Fast growth in states with no income tax

    12/21/2010 5:49:16 PM PST · by · 29 replies
    For those of us who are demographic buffs, Christmas came four days early when Census Bureau director Robert Groves announced on Tuesday the first results of the 2010 census and the reapportionment of House seats (and therefore electoral votes) among the states. The resident population of the United States, he told us in a webcast, was 308,745,538. That's an increase of 9.7 percent from the 281,421,906 in the 2000 census -- the smallest proportional increase than in any decade other than the Depression 1930s but a pretty robust increase for an advanced nation. It's hard to get a grasp on...
  • New Census Data Brings Good News for Democrats (Dizzy from the spin HURL!)

    12/21/2010 4:28:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies · 1+ views
    US News ^ | 12/21/10 | John Aloysius Farrell
    New Census Data Brings Good News for DemocratsBy John Aloysius Farrell Posted: December 21, 2010 Today's U.S. Census Bureau report will confirm what average Americans have known, and political scientists have recognized, for decades: the Sun Belt states continue to gain population, members of Congress and votes in the Electoral College at the expense of their northern counterparts. The weather down South and out West is better. Superficial analysis will hail this as a political windfall for Republicans, largely because Texas is expected to pick up four congressional seats. Recent history, however, warns against such claims. In winning three of...
  • Sorry GOP, There's Just One Problem With Your Huge Census Victory

    12/21/2010 10:13:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/21/2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Yes, more and more of the American population now lives in red states, and that will benefit the GOP in Congress and Presidential elections. But while the map is getting redder, the red states themselves may are getting bluer, especially Texas, which was the huge winner with a net pickup of 4 seats. This chart is from the state of Texas. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see where the population growth has come from, and where it's going (hint: the growth is not coming from the GOP Anglo base). Note that if we're just talking white population, Texas...
  • New Census Numbers Make Obama 2012 Re-Election Tougher

    12/21/2010 9:28:33 AM PST · by julieee · 14 replies ^ | December 21, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    New Census Numbers Make Obama 2012 Re-Election Tougher Washington, DC -- The new census numbers the federal government released today will make it tougher for pro-abortion President Barack Obama to win a re-election bid in 2012.
  • Texas gains four seats as U.S. population up 9.7%

    12/21/2010 9:24:58 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 48 replies · 4+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec. 21, 2010, 11:56 a.m. EST | By Steve Goldstein, MarketWatch
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Texas will add four seats in the House of Representatives as the Census Department revealed Tuesday that the U.S. population grew at the slowest pace since the Great Depression. The population as of April 2010 was 308.7 million, up 9.7% over the last decade. The South and the West led the way in growth, with the West now more populous than the Midwest for the first time. Michigan actually lost population, down 0.6% as the automotive industry struggled. The population shift will affect 12 out of the 435 seats apportioned in the House. Florida gets two more...
  • The GOP Just Got a Huge Win from the New Census Data

    12/21/2010 9:16:58 AM PST · by freespirited · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/21/10 | Joe Weisenthal
    It was expected, but people who don't follow this stuff probably hadn't realized it yet: The new Census data that just came out today is a huge win for the GOP. The National Journal describes it as an "embarrassment of riches". First of all, there was a big shift in Congressional states from "blue" to "red" states. Texas is the huge winner, picking up 4 seats. NY and Pennsylvania both lost seats. California failed to gain any seats for the first time. Other red states picking up seats, according to Washington Post's Aaron Blake: FL +2, AZ, GA, SC, UT,...
  • My Prediction - California loses 1 seat in Congress

    12/21/2010 6:23:34 AM PST · by Steelers6 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | December 21, 2010 | steelers6
    Here's the way I size it up. California was on pace to be on the borderline on July 1, 2009 and I can't imagine the last 9 months they grew enough to maintain that. Texas could gain 4, Arizona and Florida 2, Georgia, Utah, Nevada, South Carolina, and Washington gain 1 seat. Ohio loses 2, New York might lose 2, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Louisiana, and California lose 1. Missouri and Rhode Island could lose 1.
  • US Census News Conference Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. EST State Populations

    12/20/2010 9:44:31 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 1 replies
    Census 2010 ^ | December 20, 2010 | steelers6
    A New Portrait of America, First 2010 Census Results Contact: Public Information Office 301-763-3691 Release InformationContact: Public Information Office 301-763-3691 News Conference Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. EST National Press Club, 13th floor Washington, D.C. Live WEBCAST will be available on event day. Dial-in number: 888-603-8938 Passcode: 2010 CENSUS Media Advisory: U.S. Census Bureau to Present A New Portrait of America, First 2010 Census Results Facts for Features: *Special Edition* 2010 Census and Apportionment Speaker Bios Gary Locke, Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, acting deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce Robert M. Groves, director, U.S. Census Bureau Webinar...
  • Census to release redistricting figures this week (10 a.m. Tuesday)

    12/20/2010 10:39:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Twin Cities ^ | 12/19/10
    Census to release redistricting figures this weekAssociated Press Updated: 12/19/2010 01:24:19 PM CST The U.S. Census Bureau releases its official population counts for the states this week, which will determine if Minnesota keeps its eight seats in Congress. Because the total number of seats will stay constant in the U.S. House, states that gain population tend to pick up seats at the expense of states that are losing people or holding steady. Minnesota is among a dozen states on the bubble. In a September report, reapportionment expert Kimball Brace predicted that Minnesota would keep its eighth seat by about 15,000...
  • New population count may complicate Obama 2012 bid

    12/19/2010 9:27:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | December 19, 2010
    The 2010 census report coming out Tuesday will include a boatload of good political news for Republicans and grim data for Democrats hoping to re-elect President Barack Obama and rebound from last month's devastating elections. The population continues to shift from Democratic-leaning Rust Belt states to Republican-leaning Sun Belt states, a trend the Census Bureau will detail in its once-a-decade report to the president. Political clout shifts, too, because the nation must reapportion the 435 House districts to make them roughly equal in population, based on the latest census figures....
  • Reapportionment Preview: Mapping Out States “On the Bubble”

    12/17/2010 6:55:06 PM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 12 replies
    The Cook Political Report ^ | December 17, 2010 | David Wasserman
    House Editor David Wasserman kicks off the Cook Political Report’s in-depth coverage of Redistricting 2012, which you can also follow via Twitter handle @Redistrict as the remap gets underway. Over the next year, we will be using population estimates from Election Data Services, political data from Polidata’s Clark Bensen, and a new interactive mapping tool (Dave Bradlee’s Redistricting App) to make sense of the madness. But before redistricting can begin, there must be reapportionment. On Tuesday, the Census Bureau will fulfill its constitutional mandate and release its highly anticipated official state population totals and the resulting allotment of House seats...
  • Survey: Nearly 1 in 3 US Somalis live in Minnesota

    12/14/2010 1:16:40 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 12-14-10 | a[
    Nearly one in three people with Somali ancestry in the United States live in Minnesota, although some activists claim there are more. The 1 in 3 estimate comes from new survey data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau's American Community Survey says there are about 25,000 people with Somali ancestry in Minnesota and about 85,700 in the United States. The other states with large Somali populations are Ohio, Washington and California, but their communities are much smaller than Minnesota's.
  • Gerrymandering 101

    11/10/2010 4:14:58 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 10, 2010 | Pseudonym: Zombie
    Gerrymander: It’s a dirty word. Everyone knows it’s a political insult, but not everyone understands exactly what it means. And even many of those who know what gerrymandering is don’t fully grasp how it completely dominates American politics. Welcome to Gerrymandering 101. Pundits across the political spectrum are now noting that the 2010 Republican tsunami was bigger and more significant than it might appear on the surface, because the Republicans not only won a record number of federal races, they also utterly crushed the Democrats in local races, winning at least 675 seats in state legislatures. This spells doom for...
  • Democrat Reaction to Thumping Signals Deep Problem with Obama

    11/09/2010 9:03:05 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 8, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There are a couple of themes that have evolved out there, and I'm gonna add a third to it. Pelosi has announced she's gonna run for leader of the Democrats in the House again and a bunch of people are suggesting that she should. I mean how tone deaf do you have to be to insist on keeping not just Pelosi, the same party leadership in the House, they want to keep it, the Democrats are gonna keep it. You just had a 69 seat blowout -- well, 63 seats in the House, it could reach that...
  • China To Count A Billion People In 10 Days

    11/01/2010 7:20:43 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | Nov 1st 2010 | Sarah Gordon
    China is attempting to complete the world's biggest population census, going door-to-door to document more than one billion people in just 10 days. The once-a-decade headcount aims to gather information on the exact population of major cities and the migration of workers from rural to urban areas. Six million census takers will scour the country, counting every single citizen, including undocumented workers and families who have broken the one-child-per-couple rule. In an attempt to encourage people to be honest, the Government has promised all information will be confidential. There will be no questions on income - so as not to...
  • For Democrats: Red Alert in the States

    10/26/2010 2:27:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 26, 2010 | David Paul Kuhn
    Republicans are likely to have the advantage drawing congressional seats for the first time since the modern redistricting process began in the 1980s. Welcome to the furthest reaches of the coming Republican wave. The GOP is on track to win at least the House in one week. But the story extends far beyond Washington. Republicans' gains in the states will likely match those in Congress, or possibly exceed them. Key swing state legislatures could switch to the GOP. Watch the Ohio House and both chambers in Wisconsin. Nationally, 88 of the 99 legislative chambers are on the line. Republicans won...
  • Race and Ethnicity By City Compiled From the US Census

    10/10/2010 9:37:26 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    Flickr ^ | 10/11/2010 | Bill Rankin
    Linky Here to Maps of Other Cities
  • Blue States See Red Over Redistricting [People are moving to Red States.]

    10/01/2010 6:59:45 PM PDT · by SeattleBruce · 85 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/1/2010 | Daniel J. Flynn
    ...What reapportionment says about the future is perhaps less interesting than what it says about the present. Red states are gaining population relative to blue states because of the divergence in policy. Jobs, and thus people, flock to red states because they are generally easier places to do business. If the states are, as Justice Brandeis posited, laboratories of democracy, then places such as New York, which will have lost sixteen electoral votes since 1960, and Massachusetts, which will have gone from fourteen to nine seats in those five decades, must be considered failed experiments....
  • Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    09/28/2010 5:38:36 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2010 6:46 AM | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession. The top-earning 20 percent of Americans - those making more than $100,000 each year - received 49.4 percent of all income generated in the U.S., compared with the 3.4 percent earned by those below the poverty line, according to newly released census figures. That ratio of 14.5-to-1 was an increase from 13.6 in 2008 and nearly double a low of 7.69 in 1968. snip "Income...
  • 2010 Census Maps Breakdown Racial Segregation of US’s Biggest Cities

    09/27/2010 8:24:53 AM PDT · by facedodge · 26 replies · 3+ views ^ | Sept 26, 2010 | David Gardner
    Using information from the latest U.S. census results, the maps show the extent to which America has blended together the races in the nation’s 40 largest cities. With one dot equaling 25 people, digital cartographer Eric Fischer then colour-coded them based on race, with whites represented by pink, blacks by blue, Hispanic by orange and Asians by green. The resulting maps may not represent what many might expect Barack Obama’s integrated rainbow nation to look like, as many cities have clear racial dividing lines.DetroitWashington, DCLos AngelesNew YorkSan AntonioHoustonSan Francisco Read more:
  • Investigation: 140 Census Bosses Took Vegas Trip

    09/22/2010 10:35:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    CBS4 ^ | Sep 20, 2010 | Brian Maass
    the U.S. Census Bureau sent 140 administrators from Colorado and nine other Rocky Mountain and southwestern states to Las Vegas for several days to discuss "lessons learned" from the 2010 census that could be applied in the next census in 2020. The trip cost an estimated $100,000 in airfare, meals and hotel costs and is coming under withering criticism from a Colorado congressman. "It's impossible to argue this without saying these folks took a vacation and they took it at taxpayer expense," said Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican congressman from Colorado. "I mean I think it's the equivalent of theft,"...
  • Census: 1 in 7 Americans live in poverty

    09/16/2010 8:21:10 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 16 Sep 10 | HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON -- The number of people living in poverty has climbed to 14.3 percent of Americans, with the ranks of working-age poor reaching the highest level since at least 1965. The Census Bureau says that about 43.6 million people, or 1 in 7, were in poverty last year. That's up from 39.8 million, or 13.2 percent, in 2008. The number of people lacking health insurance rose from 46.3 million to 50.7 million, due mostly to the loss of employer-provided health insurance during the recession. Congress passed a health overhaul earlier this year to extend coverage to more people. The statistics...
  • Did the Census Stimulate the Private Sector?

    09/15/2010 10:05:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/15/10 | Casey B. Mulligan
    According to Keynesian economists, government hiring stimulates the private sector during a recession because government employees go out and spend much of their paychecks in the private sector, and extra demand is exactly what the private sector needs during a recession. But this year’s experience with census hiring contradicts that view. Keynesians acknowledge that, someday, the private sector will pay taxes to finance the salaries and benefits of government employees, but this cost is said to be offset by the additional demand for goods and services produced in the private sector, which have those government employees as their customers.
  • Bad jobs news kicks off Labor Day weekend

    09/03/2010 2:59:07 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 2, 2010 | John Crudele
    Ah, the start of Labor Day weekend. Wouldn't it be nice if tomorrow's monthly employment report was good enough to honor its namesake holiday! This is the point where I usually have the nerve to make a prediction on whether or not the numbers will live up to the expectations of the experts, who believe tomorrow's figure will show that 120,000 jobs were lost in August. If that's the number, it would be only slightly better than the 131,000 jobs that disappeared in July. I'm not going out on a limb this time. I don't want to ruin my good...
  • US Census Bureau Saves $1.6 Billion (You know that's not true)

    08/18/2010 8:22:05 PM PDT · by hometoroost · 8 replies
    This is a link to an article on the government claiming a "savings" of $1.6 BN. The savings is based on not spending all of the $14.7 BN they budgeted. Nice theory but if the 2000 Census only cost $4.5 billion then how does spending $13.1 BN constitute a savings?
  • Census worker at my door today (Overtime pay?)

    08/15/2010 2:56:03 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | Aug 15, 2010 | libertarian27
    So I'm sitting in my computer room just now, picking at a pint of ice cream after seeing FLOTUS and family world wind Gulf ice cream spectacular on another thread and this Census worker drives into my yard like she owns the place(took the best parking spot and everything). Rings the door bell a couple of times (dog is barking away inside)knocks on the door, then nothing. The dog sees something out back so I guess she took a tour of the yard. Rings the door bell again and goes back to her car. She just sat in her car...