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  • Income Was Too Good To Be True

    09/28/2016 6:45:46 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | September 28, 2016 | Rodney Johnson
    The Census Bureau reported that median income jumped 5.2% last year. As I pointed out last week, that's a solid increase, but still leaves us short of the record in 1999. Still, something about the gains struck me as wrong. Even with cities, states and some businesses bumping up their minimum wage, 5.2% seemed like a lot. So I went digging. And the more I dug, the more disappointed and frustrated I became. As usual, the source of my angst was the federal government. Long-time readers know my ongoing annoyance with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) when it comes...
  • Rezko asked for $10,000 check to Obama campaign: witness

    06/16/2010 5:10:01 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 29 replies · 1,503+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 6-16-10 | Natasha Korecki, Sarah Ostman
    The name of President Obama came into play this afternoon at the political corruption trial of former governor Rod Blagojevich as an associate of political fund-raiser Tony Rezko testified that Rezko asked him to write a $10,000 check to Friends of Obama. The Chicago Sun-Times reported in January 2008 that Glenview businessman Joseph Aramanda, who is testifying today, made the donation as part of a scheme orchestrated by Rezko. Aramanda gave $10,000 in campaign cash to Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign on March 5, 2004, according to records. The money came from part of a finder’s fee Aramanda received, but did...
  • Blago Accomplice Running Chicago Census Bureau Office (another Swamp tentacle)

    06/18/2010 11:14:22 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies · 631+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 6-18-10 | Stephen Robert Morse
    As a 2010 Census watchdog, I am extremely disturbed to learn that a man so deeply involved in the Blagojevich/Obama-Senate-seat-for-sale scandal is now employed in an upper level management position by the Census Bureau in Chicago.Even if the man, Joseph Aramanda, has not been convicted (yet) of a crime, his reputation for being involved in illegal activities seriously undermines the credibility of Census Bureau operations in Chicago. In a city with corruption linked to 2010 Census advertising, the public should not have to worry that upper management positions are being filled by individuals who are directly tied to government corruption...
  • Poll shows gun ownership in decline

    06/30/2016 6:01:23 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 156 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 6/29/16 | Christopher Ingraham
    The percent of American households owning guns is at a near-40 year low in the latest CBS News poll released this month. According to the survey, which was conducted among 1,001 Americans in the aftermath of the Orlando, Florida, nightclub shooting, 36 percent of U.S. adults either own a firearm personally, or live with someone who does. That’s the lowest rate of gun ownership in the CBS poll going back to 1978. It’s down 17 points from the highest recorded rate in 1994, and nearly 10 percentage points from 2012. (snip)
  • This Is Where Whites In America Are A Minority

    06/29/2016 7:07:07 AM PDT · by blam · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6-29-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden Jun 29, 2016 New research out by the Pew Research Center shows an interesting development in the United States. Using Census Bureau information released with 2014 population estimates, Pew found that the US is becoming ever more diverse, at the local level as well as nationally. In 2014, 364 counties, independent cities and other county-level equivalents did not have non-Hispanic white majorities, the most in modern history, and more than twice the level in 1980.(snip)(snip)
  • Minority babies outnumber whites among US infants

    06/23/2016 5:07:04 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 94 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | June 23, 2016 | Teresa Welsh
    White babies are now outnumbered by minority babies, according to new population estimates from the Census Bureau. In 2015, racial and ethnic minorities made up 50.2 percent of babies under a year old. That year, there were 1,995,102 minority babies born, just slightly more than the 1,982,936 white babies born. The 2015 data was released Thursday, as was updated data for previous years. These new figures show that in 2013, minority babies also outnumbered non-Hispanic white babies by about 1,000 births. In 2014, white babies were outnumbered by about 16,000. Original data from 2011 showed that white babies were in...
  • This is the fastest growing language in American homes (Arabic)

    06/04/2016 2:08:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    nypost.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Laura Italiano
    Arabic is the fastest-growing language in American households — and that’s leading the US Census Bureau to explore the tricky task of adjusting its questionnaires to ­accommodate the language’s right-to-left script. The bureau is using focus groups to explore possible changes to the 2020 census questionnaires for Arabic speakers who are not English-proficient, the Pew Research Center reported Friday. Arabic is now the seventh-most commonly spoken non-English language in US households. An estimated 1.1 million people ages 5 and older speak Arabic at home, an increase of 29 percent between 2010 and 2014.
  • Lawmakers demand Census ask about sexual orientation, gender identity

    04/27/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    The Census should be demanding more information about “gender identity,” leading liberal lawmakers said Wednesday, asking the agency to start including more probing questions to get at the increasingly complex family dynamics in America. “Many federal data collection instruments gather respondents’ race, ethnicity, sex, marital status and other personal demographic information. However, most of these instruments do not include direct measures of respondents’ sexual orientation or gender identity,” Rep. Raul Grijalva and Sen. Tammy Baldwin said in a letter they led, and which was co-signed by dozens of their Democratic colleagues.
  • Supreme Court rules in redistricting case: Illegal immigrants, other non-citizens can be counted

    04/04/2016 8:45:59 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 4, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday that illegal immigrants and other non-citizens can be counted when states draw their legislative districts, shooting down a challenge by Texas residents who said their own voting power was being diluted. The ruling does not grant non-citizens power to vote, but says the principle of “one person, one vote” doesn’t require localities to only count those who are actually eligible to vote. Justice Ruth Baden Ginsburg, writing for the court, said even though only eligible voters are supposed to cast ballots, elected officials represent all people within their districts, and it is that act...
  • Arizona Hispanics worried over Texas redistricting case

    12/09/2015 12:18:56 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | December 9, 2015 | HOWARD FISCHER
    WASHINGTON -- A separate redistricting case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday has a Hispanic congressmen worried it could lead to giving the majority Anglo population a new tool to maintain political control despite changing demographics. The case challenges the practice in Texas to use census population to divide up the state into different legislative districts. That system, the same as used in Arizona, is based on a head count done every decade by the U.S. Census. But challengers contend that's not fair, as population does not equate with ability to vote. So they are asking the justices to...
  • Orange County is home to 108 languages, census finds

    11/05/2015 3:13:17 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Orange County Register / The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 5, 2015 | Dan Walters
    ... At least 108 languages are spoken in Orange County, and 185 languages are spoken in the Los Angeles/Orange County region. The New York area had the largest number of languages spoken, 192, but its percentage of non-English users (38 percent), was far smaller than in Los Angeles (54 percent), according to the study, which covered 2009-13 ...
  • Investigation finds sex, fraud and retaliation at Census office

    09/17/2015 2:15:35 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | -September 17, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Forty employees in the Census Bureau’s hiring office bilked the government out of $1.1 million in pay they never earned, broke government rules by hiring friends, and tried to intimidate whistleblowers, according to a new inspector general’s report. Supervisors even “led” the misconduct.</p>
  • Census Bureau Confirms How Badly Obamacare Is Underperforming

    09/16/2015 2:24:19 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 16, 2015 | By Chris Conover
    The Census Bureau has finally released definitive statistics on the number of uninsured in 2014 and the news is not good for Obamacare (unless, of course, you have abysmally low expectations for government performance). The population-wide uninsured rate fell from 14.5% in calendar year 2013 to 11.7% in 2014. The total number of uninsured dropped from 45.2 million in 2013 to 36.7 million in 2014–a net of 8.5 million who gained coverage [1]. There’s 2 things to note about this new number, which is far more definitive than the previous numbers put out by Urban Institute, RAND Corporation, Commonwealth Fund,...
  • Question regarding Census: 2015 National Content Test

    08/25/2015 6:42:37 PM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    Self | 8/25/2015 | fwdude
    Well, my residence has been "selected" to participate in the "mandatory" census-type survey, 2015 National Content Test. Never heard of this before, and am leery about participating - so I won't. It is not a census year, so this is not required by law in my thinking. My question regards the "required by law" part. Laws can only apply to people or entities. The form threatens me by telling me that my response is "required by law," but since the census only selects residences/properties, I am not personally, specifically named to answer. This seems like a very unenforceable "law" if...
  • National Survey of College Graduates, from the Census bureau

    08/17/2015 5:25:00 PM PDT · by C210N · 5 replies
    8/17/2015 | Self
    There is a National Survey of College Graduates census, dubbed voluntary, that occurs every so often. I believe that it affects about 200,000 people each time it is done. If you get one, you may not feel it as easily "voluntary", as there is significant pressure in the form of a half-dozen or more mail contacts, phone contacts, and I've heard perhaps personal door knocks.
  • U.S. Pays Black Comedian to Deliver Anti-White Racist Tirade at Fed Agency

    08/04/2015 6:34:19 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    JudicialWatch ^ | AUGUST 03, 2015
    The U.S. government paid a controversial civil rights activist/comedian to deliver an anti-white racist tirade at a major federal agency during Black History month and Judicial Watch has obtained the disturbing transcript of the offensive political rant.
  • Woman Outraged After Showdown With Census Worker

    07/11/2015 7:39:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | 07/10/15 | Jeff Paul
    An East Dallas woman is outraged after she claims one U.S. Census worker showed up at her door for a housing survey and would not take “no” for an answer. Sonia Platz said the worker went as far as to camp out in her yard as she waited for Platz to change her mind. “She’s ringing the bell, knocking on the door. And I’m like, ‘I don’t want to participate.’” Said Platz The East Dallas resident said it started with a series of three letters from the U.S. Census Bureau. A few days later after receiving the third later, a...
  • Census Bureau considers dropping 'race' from survey

    06/18/2015 5:51:44 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | June 18, 2015 | Nick Gass
    The U.S. Census Bureau is experimenting with eliminating the word “race” altogether in its 2020 survey, according to a report from the Pew Research Center on Thursday. As part of its final research push before finalizing its 2020 wording, test-census forms will be sent to 1.2 million households later this fall in without any references to “race” or “origin.” Instead, the forms will ask: “Which categories describe person 1?” Respondents will then be able to choose from the usual list of racial and ethnic categories.
  • Man is shot at U.S. Census Bureau [Suitland, MD]

    04/09/2015 5:35:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Washington (com)Post ^ | 4/9/15 | Julie Zauzmer and Clarence Williams
    A security guard was critically injured in a shooting at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland on Thursday evening. Prince George’s County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said that an adult male who was standing guard at a gate to the facility had suffered at least one gunshot wound to his upper body. Brady said the victim’s condition was “extremely critical.” At about 7:45 p.m., roughly two dozen military-clad officers with rifles entered the Census campus and began sweeping through parking garages and lots. It was unclear which police agency the officers represented. Around the same time, an announcement...
  • White US children will be minorities by 2020 after immigrant 'baby boom', Census reveals

    03/04/2015 3:30:20 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2015 | Michael Zennie
    White children will be outnumbered by minority kids in the United States in just five years, new Census Bureau projections reveal. This is the result of an ongoing trend of declining birth among white Americans and a baby boom among immigrant groups, as well as a surge in immigration. By the year 2020, 50.2 percent of all children in the US are expected to be non-white, according to the Census. By 2044, whites will be outnumbered by minorities. The Census study, released this week, predicts that by year 2060, nearly 20 percent of the population will be foreign born -...
  • US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 census

    01/31/2015 6:43:18 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 14 replies
    AOL ^ | 1/30/2015
    The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things. The U.S. Census Bureau will test the new Middle East-North Africa (MENA) classification for possible inclusion on the 2020 census if it gets enough positive feedback about the proposed change by Sunday, when the public comment period ends. Arab-Americans, who make up the majority of those who would be covered by the MENA classification, have previously been classified...
  • Stealing the Count; Obama Plans to do an Internet Census

    01/11/2015 11:35:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/15 | Timothy Birdnow
    We have seen how great the government runs internet-based systems; just look at healthcare.gov. Those who count the vote decide nothing. Those who count the voters decide everything.—Attributed to Joseph Stalin. He’s doing it agaaaiin! It has been observed that it is more important to be able to count the votes than to win them; creative counting can overcome a sizable shortfall. That is why holding the position of Secretary of State in the individual states is so important; the Sec. controls the counting process. Elections have been stolen on numerous occasions by creative counting - just ask Richard Nixon.
  • Florida Passes New York to Become the Nation’s Third Most Populous State, Census Bureau Reports

    12/23/2014 10:56:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Census Bureau ^ | December 23, 2014 | Staff
    By adding an average of 803 new residents each day between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, Florida passed New York to become the nation’s third most populous state, according to U.S. Census Bureau state population estimates released today. Florida’s population grew by 293,000 over this period, reaching 19.9 million. The population of New York increased by 51,000 to 19.7 million. California remained the nation’s most populous state in 2014, with 38.8 million residents, followed by Texas, at 27.0 million. Although the list of the 10 most populous states overall was unchanged, two other states did change positions, as...
  • Down & Out: Dem losses at state-level almost unprecedented, could cripple it for a long time

    12/12/2014 4:32:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | December 11, 2014 | Jamelle Bouie
    The most immediate consequence of the Democrats’ midterm disaster was losing control of the Senate and ceding Congress to the GOP. For the next two years, Democrats will have to deal with conservative legislation, right-wing hijinks, and—in all odds—a vacancy crisis, as Republicans freeze confirmations and refuse to fill spots in the executive branch and on the federal bench. That is bad for the Democratic Party. What’s on the horizon is worse. As Amy Walter notes for the Cook Political Report, Democrats lost big at all levels of government, including the states. “Today,” she writes, “about 55 percent of all...
  • New whistleblower claims fraud at Census (Obama admin took-over Census and Treasury)

    11/11/2014 3:48:44 AM PST · by Liz · 29 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11/10/14 | JOHN CRUDELE
    CRUDELE: I began investigating when I was told Census data collectors were inventing interviews....and of possible financial mis-doings on contracts, expenses, maybe even pension funds. Four of the six Census regions apparently falsified economic data. Philadelphia, NY, Atlanta, LA, Chicago and Denver Census Offices have million dollar tax-paid budgets w/ little oversight. A couple weeks ago, the whistleblower — Ivan Irizarry, lead scientist at Census’ Demographic Statistical Methods Division — came to me out of frustration. The UofM contract was never put up for competitive bid....and was the most costly and most interesting: Robert Groves, who was picked by President...
  • Census workers manipulated economic data: new whistleblower

    10/22/2014 9:09:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/22/14 | John Crudel
    The city known as America’s story factory is making up Census data. In the latest allegation of The Post’s exclusive probe into fishy goings-on at the Census Bureau, a new whistleblower says workers in the Los Angeles region have been manipulating economic data. Contact information for the veteran Census worker — who reached out to me by e-mail recently and whom I interviewed by phone — has been turned over to congressional investigators who are looking into data falsification in other parts of the country. “Everybody knows falsification is going on,” the whistleblower told me, adding the malfeasance in the
  • Denver Census staffer brings data falsification to light

    10/07/2014 9:14:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    NYP ^ | October 6, 2014 | John Crudele
    A field supervisor in the Census Bureau’s Denver region has informed her organization’s higher-ups, the head of the Commerce Department and congressional investigators that she believes economic data collected by her office is being falsified. And this whistleblower — who asked that I not identify her — said her bosses in Denver ignored her warnings even after she provided details of wrongdoing by three different survey takers. The three continued to collect data even after she reported them. ... Census is broken up into six regions. Cheating has already been proven in the Philadelphia region. And with this whistleblower’s letter,...
  • Northeast loses 40% of House seats as people flee high-tax states

    09/30/2014 9:29:10 AM PDT · by tje · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    The Northeast, once the nation’s political engine that produced presidents, House speakers and Senate giants including the late Edward M. Kennedy, is losing clout in Washington as citizens flee the high-tax region, according to experts worried about the trend. The Census Bureau reports that population growth has shifted to the South and the result is that the 11 states that make up the Northeast are being bled dry of representation in Washington. Critics blame rising taxes in states such as Massachusetts and Connecticut for limiting population growth in the Northeast to just 15 percent from 1983 to 2013, while the...
  • Help needed: Age distribution of Black Population in Wisconsin

    09/07/2014 7:33:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I am working on an article where I need age distribution of Black males in Wisconsin. I need the number of Black males in Wisconsin 15-35 years old in 2010. 2010 is a census year, so you would think it would be easy to find, but I have not found it so far. I have found a reference for the national figures in wikipedia, but not for the state figures. Any help would be appreciated. I would also like the numbers for Hispanics of the same age and sex in 2010 in Wisconsin. I have estimates based on percent of...
  • Census Taker Visit: My Blood is Boiling

    09/03/2014 6:05:13 PM PDT · by ROCKLOBSTER · 192 replies
    Self | 09/03/4 | ROCKLOBSTER
    It was just about dark, I was at the kitchen table when the dog barked, headlights were coming up my driveway. I went outside to see who it was...he was a stranger. He announced that he was from the Census Bureau and wondered if this was a good time for a 40 minute interview. He proceeded to tell me all about the Census, how it established demographical statistics and how I was required by law to answer the questions. I told him two people live here and we are American Citizens, and that I would tell him nothing more. He...
  • IRS Sharing Personal Income Tax Information with the Census Bureau

    07/18/2014 4:21:37 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/18/2014 | Kenneth H. Ryesky
    There are many compelling reasons to engage in genealogical and family history research, whether for personal curiosity or for establishing one's legal status and rights.  One useful resource in such research is the United States Census.  The decennial enumerations of each household are embargoed for 72 years, and their release to the public is invariably greeted with avid popularity. Interesting census information from the past has included place of birth, occupation, naturalization status and date for immigrants, and native language.  But now, the census is about to get a little more interesting. In order to design more efficient procedures for...
  • American Community Survey

    06/22/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT · by johniegrad · 48 replies
    Self | 22 June 2014 | Johniegrad
    I have received the American Community Survey and several post cards encouraging me to complete it. Having not received this before, I Googled it and found that it isn't sent out to the full populace like the Census is. It also appears to be a longer form of the Census selectively distributed in years other than Census years.There are a lot of questions that I don't feel much like answering and I stopped when asked about the market value of my home, my insurance costs, and some others. Apparently, if I don't return the survey, I am subject to a...
  • Yet Another Crazy Conservative Conspiracy Theory Proven Correct

    05/06/2014 10:20:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 15, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    In 2009, in the earliest weeks of President Barack Obama‘s administration, the White House made the controversial decision to take the unprecedented step of moving the Census Bureau from control of the commerce secretary over to the White House ahead of the decennial 2010 census. Conservatives sounded alarm bells. “It takes something that is supposedly apolitical like the census, and gives it to a guy who is infamously political,” said Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) of then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. “Requiring the Census director to report directly to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is a...
  • Third world America: Phony statistics and widespread fraud at the Census Bureau

    04/22/2014 7:32:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Face it, America is hurtling toward third world status, and the signs are all around us, from the growth of a violent underclass to the rise of an oligarchy to a government that lies without shame and re-doubles on those lies when challenged.  One of the other symptoms is the emergence of phony government statistics. John Crudele of the New York Post has broken story after story oin fraud in the Census Bureau’s statistics, which are used for many political and economic purposes, affecting the lives of all Americans. Based on sources throughout the Bureau, he is now charging widespread...
  • Hiding ObamaCare Data with the Complicity of the Census Bureau

    04/18/2014 7:00:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/18/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    In 2009, within the first few weeks of taking office President Obama, moved control of the Census Bureau from the office of the Commerce Secretary to the White House ahead of the 2010 Census. Republicans were irate, thinking it was an effort to politicize the 2010 headcount itself. Unfortunately, Republicans were thinking small. As the New York Times reveals, the Census Bureau “is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.”Not difficult. Virtually impossible: “The changes are...
  • Census Survey changes to omit healthcare questions

    04/16/2014 5:49:14 AM PDT · by raygunfan · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4-16-14 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.
  • Cooking the ObamaCare Stats

    04/15/2014 6:55:19 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 15 April 2014
    Suddenly, the Census Bureau changes how it counts insurance. ___ Out of the blue, the Census Bureau has changed how it counts health insurance—at the precise moment when ObamaCare is roiling the insurance markets. Since 1987, the Current Population Survey, or CPS, has collected information on the health-insurance coverage status of Americans. The annual reports are widely cited because their large sample sizes improve accuracy, the data are gathered constantly, and they tease out state-by-state details. But this year the Census revamped the CPS household insurance questions, muddying comparisons between the pre- and post-ObamaCare numbers. The results of the new...
  • Report: Census overhaul will obscure ObamaCare first-year effects

    04/15/2014 8:43:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 15, 2014 | Elsie Viebeck
    Changes to this year's census will make it difficult to assess how many people gained health insurance as a result of ObamaCare's first year of open enrollment, according to a report. The reported overhaul of census questions on health insurance arrives as politicians, journalists and researchers await official data on how many people gained and lost coverage in the last year. The changes are reportedly intended to improve the survey's accuracy. They will likely mark a "break in trend" for census health insurance data, making it hard to compared the 2014 report to past reports. The revisions and their potential...
  • Census office survey scandal grows as inflation stats faked

    03/27/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    nypost.com ^ | march 26, 2014 | john crudele
    The Census Bureau’s Philadelphia office wasn’t just corrupting the nation’s unemployment rate by fabricating data. It was also filing false information about inflation in this country. Just how large an effect this fraud was having on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) — and consequently the cost of living adjustments for Social Security recipients and others — is not yet known.
  • Post-racial America?

    03/21/2014 7:00:53 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 19, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    A panel at the Center for American Progress discussed “The Meaning of Race in a 21st-Century America,” billed as an “in-depth discussion on the meaning of race and ethnicity in a changing America.” Julie Dowling, associate professor of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, spoke, in great detail, of how the U.S. Census questions have evolved over time. Historically, Dowling pointed out that Hispanics did not want to be label themselves as Latinos for fear of discrimination and actually called themselves “white” on early Census Bureau reports to avoid being labeled as such. Mexicans in the U.S....
  • 2013 Census Estimate - Florida Trails New York By Just 100,000 Residents

    03/13/2014 10:04:47 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    Census Bureau ^ | 13 March 2014
    New York: 19.6 million. Florida: 19.5 million. New York: 57.6% non-Hispanic white. Florida: 57.0% non-Hispanic white.
  • Legal Question About Census...

    01/09/2014 11:13:43 AM PST · by Cyber Liberty · 41 replies
    My Head | Today | Me
    I have a question for the Legal Eagles out there... The Census people are pi$$ing me off. First, I got a post card telling me a questionnaire is coming, then another post card. After that, a VERY thick envelope with a very long and intrusive list of questions about things from who lives here, how long, incomes, professions. Then there are questions like renting/owning, do I have a toilet, a refrigerator and the like. I wrote on the form there are two people of the human race living here and dropped it in the mail. Then I got a post...
  • Population declining in states with relatively high dependence on government

    01/16/2014 9:09:32 AM PST · by relictele · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Michael Barone
    The Census Bureau’s holiday treat is its release of annual state population estimates, to be digested slowly in the new year. The headline from this year’s release is that population growth from July 2012 to July 2013 was 0.72 percent, lower than in the two preceding years and the lowest since the Great Depression 1930s. This reflects continuing low, below-replacement-rate birth rates and lower immigration than in 1982-2007. Net immigration from Mexico evidently continues to be zero. The nation's economy may be growing again, but Americans -- and potential Americans -- are not acting like it. There's a parallel here...
  • Six Ways the U.S. is Changing

    01/02/2014 9:04:49 PM PST · by ckilmer · 15 replies
    http://nation.time.com ^ | Jan. 02, 2014 | Josh Sanburn
    The population of the United States is growing, but barely. According to data released this week by the Census Bureau, the number of Americans grew by less than 1% – the lowest growth rate since the 1930s. What does that mean for the country? And what else can we learn about the nation’s changing demographics? Here are six takeaways from the Census’s latest numbers.
  • Bungling French bureaucrats send census letter to Napoleon Bonaparte -who died in 1821

    12/11/2013 6:37:41 PM PST · by Stoat · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 11, 2013 | Sara Malm
    French bureaucrats gathering information for the national census may need to go back to history class after they sent a letter to Napoleon.Official census body Insee addressed a letter to the late French emperor – and were told to forward their request to Saint Peter.Insee is now facing questions about the accuracy of their work as Napoleon has been dead for nearly 200 years. (edit)
  • Report: Obama Wanted Rahm Emanuel to Run 2010 Census

    11/23/2013 3:48:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/23/2013
    There is an ongoing congressional investigation of improprieties and possible fraud at the US Census, as the New York Post reports a rumor that in 2009, gearing up for the 2010 national headcount, the Obama administration wanted to put the Census under the auspices of senior White House aide Rahm Emanuel.Normally, the Census is administrated by the Chief of the Commerce department. Obama reportedly decided that Emanuel would be a superior overseer. The fact that a strident Democratic strategist such as Emanuel could have been at the helm of the Census, the main purpose of which is congressional redistricting, must have put Republicans...
  • White House grabs 2010 census power

    11/20/2013 9:27:29 AM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 02/07/2009 | Drew Zahn
    In a move with major political implications for voting, districting and representation in future elections, the Obama administration has demanded oversight of the 2010 U.S. census. The move has Republicans crying foul, alleging that transferring the power of census-taking from the Commerce Department, which normally oversees the U.S. Census Bureau, to the White House is an attempt to manipulate redistricting of congressional seats. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2009/02/88302/#Mk8XATqsaWiG5ZEr.99
  • Census Bureau: Means-Tested Gov't Benefit Recipients Outnumber Full-Time Year-Round Workers

    10/25/2013 8:59:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-24-2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Americans who were recipients of means-tested government benefits in 2011 outnumbered year-round full-time workers, according to data released this month by the Census Bureau. They also out-numbered the total population of the Philippines. There were 108,592,000 people in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011 who were recipients of one or more means-tested government benefit programs, the Census Bureau said in data released this week. Meanwhile, according to the Census Bureau, there were 101,716,000 people who worked full-time year round in 2011. That included both private-sector and government workers. That means there were about 1.07 people getting some...
  • Census: 49% of Americans Get Gov’t Benefits; 82M in Households on Medicaid

    10/23/2013 6:27:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    cns news ^ | 10/23/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In the fourth quarter of 2011, 49.2 percent of Americans received benefits from one or more government programs, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. In total, the Census Bureau estimated, 151,014,000 Americans out of a population then estimated to be 306,804,000 received benefits from one or more government programs during the last three months of 2011. Those 151,014,000 beneficiaries equaled 49.2 percent of the population. This included 82,457,000 people--or 26.9 percent of the population--who lived in households in which one or more people received Medicaid benefits. Also among the 151,014,000 who received benefits from one...
  • Have You Received an "American Community Survey"? (Census)

    09/16/2013 3:28:02 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 89 replies
    9/16/13 | Self
    Another FReeper indicated that he had received the American Community Survey, which is the 28-page extended survey from the Census Bureau that asks all kinds of invasive questions about income, health, living arrangements, etc. I had also received the American Community Survey some time ago. I did not return it, and I have not heard from the Census Bureau since. In the thread, it seemed like a number of FReepers have received this survey, which got me to thinking... Is it possible that the Census Bureau is targeting folks like FReepers, collecting data for political purposes? A few years ago,...