A coalition of civil rights groups urge the Census Bureau to change its policy of how counting prisoners. In a letter they say dislocating the prisoners is discriminatory and distorts democracy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of Americans – nearly 1 in 2 – have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income. The latest census data depict a middle class that’s shrinking as unemployment stays high and the government’s safety net frays. […]
The number of Americans living under the poverty line in the U.S. hit a 52-year-high, according to the new U.S. Census. The report, “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2010,” showed that close to 15.1 percent of all Americans now live below the poverty line. Though the most shocking statistic of […]
WASHINGTON D.C. — Recent data acquired from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that African Americans making more than $75,000 a year still live in poorer neighborhoods than white people who make much less money. USA Today reports: The average affluent black and Hispanic household — defined in the study as earning more than $75,000 a […]
A city known as “Chocolate City” for it’s large number of African-Americans, may not be able to call itself that anymore. The Black population in Washington D.C. has slipped under 50 percent this year, close to 51 years after it gained a majority, according to an estimate by William Frey, the senior demographer at the […]
Chicago– According to the U.S. Census, Black owned businesses have risen by 60% from 2002 to 2007. ABC News reports: The number of black-owned businesses in the U.S. increased by 60.5% to 1.9 million between 2002 and 2007, more than triple the national rate according to U.S. Census data released Tuesday. The number of businesses […]
Washington, D.C.– Demographers sifting through new population counts released on Thursday by the Census Bureau say the data bring a pattern into sharper focus: Young Americans are far less white than older generations, a shift that demographers say creates a culture gap with far-reaching political and social consequences.
Census workers throughout the DC; Maryland and Virginia are encouraging residents to return Census Forms. A coalition of organizations are also working to raise participation. The Census form return deadline is Thursday, April 1st, 2010. For more information, visit http://www.census.gov. Copyright © 2010 Metro Networks Communications Inc., A Westwood One Company
(Baltimore, MD) — There are jobs available for U.S. Census Bureau enumerators to go door to door. Seema Iyer is directing the Baltimore City Complete Count Campaign. The door to door counting will start late April through the middle of July. For job information go to baltimorecity.gov/2010census or contact the Census Bureau. Hiring will go […]
VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The gulf that separates Woodland Terrace in Southeast Washington from Burke Centre in Fairfax County can be measured by income levels as well as unemployment and poverty rates. Over the next few weeks, another telling measurement will be the volume of mail as residents return thousands of census forms being delivered […]