Census Bureau

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014, file photo, an oil truck sits in a dirt lot near a new housing development in Watford City, N.D.  (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to reduce the effects of aging? Try oil. The United States’ population is still getting older, but that’s changing in the Great Plains because of the attraction of working in the […]


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US poverty rate remains stuck at 15 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate stood still at 15 percent last year, the sixth straight year that it has failed to improve. The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that 46.5 million Americans — or […]


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US stopping use of term ‘Negro’ for census surveys

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe black Americans in surveys.


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Census to offer Internet option in gov’t surveys

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part of a bid to save costs and boost sagging response rates in a digital age.


US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s poverty rate remained stuck at a record level last year, while household income dropped and the number of people who don’t have health insurance declined. A Census Bureau report released […]



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