STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT No fun, but important nonetheless
Completing the once-in-every-five-years Census of Agriculture form isn't something that farmers and ranchers enjoy. Ag producers generally say the task is a nuisance or an intrusion, or both.
But ag ... Posted on 3/26/13 at 2:07 PM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D., Minn. make Letterman Top 10 list
North Dakota and Minnesota hadcameo appearances on David Letterman's Top 10 list last night.
The topic? "Top Ten Surprises In The 2010 Census."
North Dakota's mention came in No. 8: North Dakota is ... Posted on 12/22/10 at 10:02 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota avoids losing U.S. House clout
Minnesota grew by 384,446 people in the past decade, but 15,000 is a more important number.
Minnesota beat North Carolina by 15,000 people to keep its eight U.S. House seats. Had 15,000 fewer Minneso... Posted on 12/22/10 at 1:35 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Census 2010: It's all about us
Every ten years, a Portrait of America is taken by the U.S. Census Bureau. The following supplement about the census was produced by the NIE Institute. It provides a clear and detailed pict... Posted on 3/17/10 at 12:00 AM
“The federal Census people are coming back,” Chief Security Officer Garvey Erfald half shouted as he entered the community hall where the members of the Homeland Security Committee were choosing chairs for the regular spring meeting.
Population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau for 2012 won’t be in until June, but local officials say they feel Grand Forks had a growth spurt last year. Several past population estimates from the agency have shown a decline, while the area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s estimates say otherwise.
North Dakota ranks first in the nation in the number of centenarians per 10,000 people, at 3.29, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report, Centenarians: 2010, released this month. South Dakota is second, at 2.95.
In 1990, North Dakota didn’t even crack the Top 10.b
Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents' homes and heading out of state at the highest rate since the height of the housing boom.
If the census estimates for North Dakota consistently are inaccurate, then the way the government makes the estimates should change.
That's the bottom line from the latest estimates, which show Grand Forks to be losing population at a time of brisk home sales, stepped-up tax collections and low hotel and apartment vacancy rates.
Newly released population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest Grand Forks and East Grand Forks each lost population between July 1, 2010, and July 1, 2011, but local officials discount the estimates and say they aren’t a matter of great concern.
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