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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.

My Congressional District

http://www.census.gov/mycd/

“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

 

http://www.census.gov/easystats/

 

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

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff14.html

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

http://www.census.gov/dataviz/

“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

Older Americans Month: May 2014

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff07.html

Detailed statistics from the United States Census Bureau on older Americans are found here, including computer use and centenarians.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2014

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff13.html

Detailed statistics on Asian-Americans, native-Hawaiian Americans, and other Pacific Islander-Americans.

Facts for Features: 2014 Hurricane Season Begins

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff09.html

The North Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30, 2014.  Detailed statistics and information on hurricanes are found here.

How U. S. Students Compare Internationally

https://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/students_compared/

“[S}tatistics that show U.S. 15-year-old students scored below average in math and about average in science and reading – and their scores have been mostly flat in the last decade – when compared with their international peers.”–From the C-SPAN’S America By The Numbers, U. S. Census webpage.

Detailed information, data, statistics comparing students in the United States and students in foreign countries.

 

STATS

http://www.stats.org/

A non-partisan, non-profit site, from George Mason University, dedicated to measuring and analyzing major issues and news stories from a scientific perspective.

dwellr

http://www.census.gov/mobile/

“City or country? Bike or drive to work? Beach or mountains?  Download the U.S. Census Bureau’s dwellr app today to discover the top 25 U.S. cities and towns that best fit your lifestyle. Whether you prefer the bright lights of the big city or wide open spaces, dwellr powers your phone with neighborhood-level statistics on topics such as home values, education, and how people get to work so that you can explore where you want to dwell. Once you’ve found your dream neighborhood, take dwellr with you wherever you go.’–From the website.

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