"On September 19th, the Census Bureau released the American Community Survey
of poverty and income
. Based on a much larger survey sample than the older Current Population Survey, the ACS affords a closer
look at state
, and local
and education spending
). It is not a pretty picture.
" --Neat Data visualizations
of the survey info from Dissent Magazine
According to the U.S. census bureau, from July 2010 to July 2011
, more than half of all babies born
were members of minority groups, a first for the United States. [more inside]
U.S. Poverty Rate, 1 in 6, at Highest Level in Years (NYT) -
An additional 2.6 million people slipped below
the poverty line in 2010, census officials said, making 46.2 million people in poverty in the United States
, the highest number in the 52 years the Census Bureau has been tracking it, said Trudi Renwick, chief of the Poverty Statistic Branch
. That represented
15.1 percent of the country. The poverty line in 2010 was at $22,113 for a family of four
The New York Times presents an interactive map of America's population
separated by race, income, and education, according to census data from 2005 to 2009. One dot for every 50 people. (Previously
) [more inside]
- a network of online data libraries on topics including census data, economic data, health data, income and unemployment data, population data, labor data, cancer data, crime and transportation data, family dynamics, vital statistics data
US Census Bureau Facts & Figures: Holiday Edition
says that more than 20 billion letters, packages and cards
will be delivered this holiday season and 12 million packages a day through to Christmas Eve. Also check out the Special Edition
for comparison data from 1915, 1967 and 2006, the African-American History Month Facts & Features
and more data going back to 2000
Bush's latest accomplishment
may not be one that he's willing to brag about. The Census Bureau
is reporting that an additional 1.3 million Americans are now living in poverty. They also offer a number of pretty graphs
(all in pdf
Cooking the Books
The Office of National Statistics feels that the UK population is a little too small - so they're inventing one million people to fill the gap. Why did they do a census if they were going to make it all up?
US Census not to be adjusted for undercounts.
(NY Times, req'd registration)
Many political strategists, Democrats and Republicans alike, say that reliance on unadjusted population figures favors Republicans in the drawing of Congressional districts, since, they say, adjustment through statistical sampling would add to customarily Democratic neighborhoods most of those who have been uncounted.
They visited my home/office four times and never once brought the Long Form. Damnation.
was supposed to be private, wasn't it?