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Entries Tagged as 'Census'
July 31st, 2012 · Comments Off
January 4th, 2012 · Comments Off
Census dot Gov is starting the new year with a new look. The bureau can’t afford to continue publishing the Government Document librarian’s bible, the Statistical Abstract of the United States, but a new look — priceless.
March 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment
For over 125 years, the Census Bureau has printed the Statistical Abstract of the United States, a standard compendium of “statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.” Due to the fiscal dilemma the country is in (and the fact that violating the mantra of “no new taxes” has now become [...]
December 14th, 2010 · Comments Off
Less is more — probably not when it comes to reapportionment. The decennial smack down, when the 435 members of the house are divided up by the states of the union, is scheduled for release this month and will probably have Missouri losing a House seat — nine to eight. Although the population has gone [...]
October 18th, 2010 · Comments Off
Forget Halloween — the special day in October is World Statistics Day. The United Nations General Assembly designated Oct. 20, 2010, as the first-ever World Statistics Day to highlight the role of official statistics and the many achievements of national statistical systems. Statistical organizations throughout the world will celebrate World Statistics Day at the national [...]
March 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments
To gov dockers nothing could be more near and dear than the Census, the decennial population smack-down. One of the quirks of the ten-year count down are the quirks. For instance, the list of Be Counted and Questionnaire Assistance Centers to get Census information in the St. Louis area include a pancake restaurant, a liqueur [...]
October 15th, 2008 · Comments Off
No I am not making this up — headline in a USA Today article, “Pentagon envisions spaceship troopers.” Of course the DOD has been ramping up for space warfare (dominance is their term of choice) for years. However, given the current financial situation perhaps the money would be better spent tilting at windmills.
October 10th, 2008 · Comments Off
We in docs-land are often ask how many homeless are there? The Census Bureau does not directly count these folks; they use a category of “group quarters” to nail down a number. There are numerous studies and estimates in Census land and they did attempt to make a count in 1990 but that proved ineffective. [...]
October 6th, 2008 · Comments Off
This Press release on housing from the Bureau of the Census seems quite timely. It is reassuring (!?) that… “Slightly less than 3 million homes had broken windows; slightly more than 3 million had bars on the windows.” The full report– 2007 American Housing Survey (AHS) is online.
September 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off
Hey, it is not so bad. The 700 billion dollar bailout comes to only about $6119.73 per U.S. Household; chump change my friends. Don’t like my calculations, try the Census Bureau web site, get some numbers and make up your own scenerio — its fun and it is free!