STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT Census: Poverty rises in college towns
Story by Robb Jeffries
University students can raise poverty rates significantly in areas where they live, especially in college towns such as Grand Forks and Fargo, according to recent U.S. Census B... Posted on 7/31/13 at 10:53 AM
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 1:07 PM
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 12:35 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 3/16/10 at 11:00 PM
Even as the economy shows signs of improvement and poverty levels off, new U.S. census data suggests the gains are halting and uneven. Depending on education, race, income and even marriage, not all segments of the population are seeing an economic turnaround.
The Nordic flavor that has profoundly marked Minnesota's culture for more than a century is gradually fading as fewer residents identify by their German, Norwegian or Swedish roots, according to U.S. Census data released Thursday.
New Census figures show that North Dakota's poverty rate is below the national average. About 11.4 percent of the state's residents were below the poverty line in 2012, which is the 13th-lowest rate among states and lower than the national average of 15 percent.
When Houston was competing with a Brazilian city to be the site of a Japanese-owned plant, Houston could provide the Japanese with pertinent information about the educational attainments and other qualities of its workforce and the number of Japanese speakers in the area.
Across the U.S., rural counties are losing population for the first time ever because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates released Thursday.
“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.
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