Archive | June 2014

As the Nation Ages, Seven States Become Younger, Census Bureau Reports

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb14-118.html

“The median age declined in seven states between 2012 and 2013, including five in the Great Plains, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. In contrast, the median age for the U.S. as a whole ticked up from 37.5 years to 37.6 years. These estimates examine population changes among groups by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin nationally, as well as all states and counties, between April 1, 2010, and July 1, 2013.–From the website.

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act: July 26

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff15.html

“On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.”–From the website.  This site provides statistics relating to people with disabilities today.

50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act: July 2

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff17.html

“On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. To mark the anniversary, the U.S. Census Bureau has gathered key statistics that measure changes in some characteristics of different race groups to date.–from the website.

Reason for Moving: 2012 to 2013Population

http://www.census.gov/prod/2014pubs/p20-574.pdf

“Between 2012 and 2013, 35.9 million people 1 year and over living in the United States moved to a different residence. The mover rate for this period was 11.7 percent. Why did these people move?”– From the website.  This U. S. Census Population Characteristics Report gives data, information and statistics as to why people do move.

English-Speaking Ability of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2012

http://www.census.gov/prod/2014pubs/acs-26.pdf

In this June 2014 American Community Survey Report from the United States there is much information and statistics relating to this population and their ability to speak English.

DOAB : Directory of Open Access Books

http://www.doabooks.org/

The primary aim of this site is to increase the discoverability of books of open access books.  It is geared to academic books, but many of the books available could be of interest to public library customers.