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Census Bureau reports at least 350 Languages spoken in U. S. Homes

“U.S. Census Bureau released a set of new tables today detailing hundreds of languages that U.S. residents speak at home. American Community Survey data on languages spoken at home were previously available for only 39 languages. These tables, based on American Community Survey data collected from 2009 to 2013, expand the languages and language groups tabulated to 350.”–From the Census Bureau News Room.


Geographic Mobility : 2015

“Historical and detailed tables on Geographical Mobility, a collection of national- and regional-level tables from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey, are now available. These detailed tables describe the movement of people in the United States, including type of move, reason for moving and selected characteristics of those who moved within the last year. The historical tables incorporate data from as far back as 1948.”-From Census Bureau Newsroom.


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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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.

Census Flows Mapper

“The Census Flows Mapper is a web mapping application intended to provide users with a simple interface to view, save and print county-to-county migration flows maps of the United States. The data are from the 2006-2010 and 2007-2011 American Community Surveys.”–From the website.


My Congressional District

“My Congressional District gives you quick and easy access to selected statistics collected by the U.S. Census Bureau through the American Community Survey. The American Community Survey provides updated detailed demographic, social and economic statistics every year for the nation’s communities. With My Congressional District, you can view statistics covering age, employment, education, and much more. — From the website.


Easy Stats


This interactive tool provides the latest statistics about where you live. You can search different geographies including states, counties, incorporated places (towns/cities) and census designated places (CDP). With Easy Stats, you can view detailed racial, age and sex breakdowns and much more.”–From the website.




Facts For Features : Father’s Day June 15, 2014

The United States Census Bureau provides links to sites that provide data and statistics on Father in America, including the number of stay-at-home dads and information on fathers who pay child support payments, and much more.

Data Visualization Gallery

“The Census Bureau is working to increase our use of visualization in making data available to the public, and this gallery is an early part of that effort. The first posted visualizations will pertain largely to historical population data, building on prior work done to portray historical changes in the growth and redistribution of the U.S. population. For later visualizations, the topics will expand beyond decennial census data to include the full breadth of Census Bureau data sets and subject areas, from household and family dynamics, to migration and geographic mobility, to economic indicators.”–From the website

Copyright Clearance Center Launches Open Access Resource Center

in partnership with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), the CCC has launched an Open Access Resource Center.  The resource center includes links to the latest open access news, reports, whitepapers, webinars and websites.

Household Food Security and SNAP

“Mark Nord, a sociologist in the Food Assistance Branch at the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, discusses data that show about 47 million Americans (1 in 7) get assistance from food stamps, now called SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The 80 percent increase since 2007 reflects higher food insecurity and unemployment in the wake of the recession.”–From the C-SPAN’S America By The Numbers, U. S. Census web page.  Data, information, statistics here on the SNAP program.


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