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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
“The nation's overall mover rate increased from a record low of 11.6 percent in 2011 to 12.0 percent in 2012,” the U.S. Census Bureau has announced. Roughly 36.1 million people who were one year and older moved in 2012, the statistics service said. The majority of those moves - 64.4 percent - were within the same county. “The overall mover rate for the nation has increased since a record low. However, compared to previous years, mobility is still low for even our most mobile age group (18 to 29 year olds)
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2013
The Baltimore school system ranked second among the nation's 100 largest school districts in how much it spent per pupil in fiscal year 2011, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The city's $15,483 per-pupil expenditure was second to New York City's $19,770. Rounding out the top five were Montgomery County, which spent $15,421; Milwaukee public schools at $14,244; and Prince George's County public schools, which spent $13,775. The Census Bureau also noted the first decrease in per-pupil spending nationally since 1977, the year the figures were first tracked.
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Eileen Ambrose | September 13, 2011
If my sister had her way, my niece would never leave home. Thankfully, my 18-year-old niece managed to escape to college this year. But some families are struggling financially and parents and their young adult children are forced to double up. The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data that showed the number of “double-up households” rose by 2 million from 2007 to 21.8 million by spring 2011. As of this spring, 5.9 million people age 25 to 34 lived with their parent's, up from 4.7 million before the recession.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
Baltimore, coming off six decades of population decline, grew by 1,100 residents in 12 months, according to government estimates released Thursday. "It's such amazing news. … It's huge psychologically," said Seema D. Iyer, a former research chief for the city's planning department now with the University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute. For years, the U.S. Census Bureau's annual calculation delivered to the city disappointing news of a falling population, but now it seems to be turning around.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 12, 2010
Census Bureau officials opened a second office in Baltimore on Tuesday and expect to hire about 1,200 temporary employees to canvass the city and collect demographic data. The office, located at the 205 S. President St., will serve as headquarters for operations on the eastern side of the city. Fernando E. Armstrong, regional director for the Census Bureau, said the federal government has started accepting applications for the jobs and will hire people at the end of March for stints ranging from five weeks to three months, depending on the nature of the work.
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By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com | January 13, 2010
Census Bureau officials opened a second office in Baltimore on Tuesday and expect to hire about 1,200 temporary employees to canvass the city and collect demographic data. The office, at 205 S. President St., will serve as headquarters for operations on the eastern side of the city. Fernando E. Armstrong, regional director for the Census Bureau, said the federal government has started accepting applications for the jobs and will hire people at the end of March for stints ranging from five weeks to three months, depending on the nature of the work.
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Gus G. Sentementes | August 10, 2012
Good news for all you earnest economy watchers out there. The U.S. Census Bureau today released its first mobile app called "America's Economy. " The Census built the app with some nifty features, such as notifications and social sharing to Twitter and Facebook. Now you can spread the joys and pitfalls of the U.S. economy with friends, family and followers! You'll have easy access to the following 16 key indicators: Advance Monthly Retail Sales; New Residential Construction; New Residential Sales; Construction Spending; International Trade; Advance Report Durable Goods; Business Inventories; Manufacturers' Goods; Monthly Wholesale; Homeownership Rate; Quarterly Services Survey; QFR - Retail Trade; QFR - Manufacturing; Gross Domestic Product; Personal Income and Outlays; Unemployment Rate.
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By New York Times News Service | July 20, 1994
WASHINGTON -- With the debate over reducing the country's welfare rolls focusing renewed attention on the rising birthrate among unwed women, the Census Bureau reports that such births soared by more than 70 percent from 1983 to 1993.According to figures released by the bureau yesterday, 6.3 million children, or 27 percent of all children under the age of 18, lived in 1993 with a single parent who had never married, up from 3.7 million in 1983.The report showed that the annual increase in the number of children born out of wedlock slowed in the 1980s, but it also documented the sharp rise in these kinds of births over the past three decades.
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By Carl F. Horowitz | May 14, 1991
THE CENSUS BUREAU has just issued some myth-shattering figures on homelessness that are giving activists for the homeless more reason than ever to be indignant.The bureau's new figures are based on last year's unique census effort, in which 15,000 census enumerators fanned out across the country to locate homeless people in shelters and on the streets. Though never intending to give a precise head count, the bureau sought to develop an Carl F.Horowitzaccurate profile of the characteristics and needs of America's homeless.
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By Carol Emert and Carol Emert,States News Service | October 9, 1992
WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of homeless people in Baltimore were left out of the 1990 population count due to negligence and incompetence by the U.S. Census Bureau, according to homeless advocates in Baltimore who filed a federal suit against the Bush administration yesterday.The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia, accuses the Census Bureau of failing even to attempt a complete count of homeless Americans.The resulting undercount will deprive many areas of federal grant money, including money for homelessness programs, that is distributed according to population levels, the plaintiffs contend.
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March 4, 2013
The Census Bureau announced last week that it is dropping the use of the term "Negro" to describe black Americans in its population surveys. I suspect few will mourn the word's passing. Today Americans of African descent, especially younger ones, almost universally prefer to be called African-American, people of color or simply black. The bureau reports that the number of blacks who self-identify as Negroes has dwindled to fewer than 50,000, most of them older people living in the South.
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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2013
Central Maryland's rate of homeownership, the proportion of households that are owner-occupied, was slightly lower in the fourth quarter of 2012 than during the same time a year earlier, according to data recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Just over 65 percent of occupied homes in Baltimore and six surrounding counties - Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Queen Anne's - were owned by someone who lived there, the Census Bureau reported. In the fourth quarter of 2011, the homeownership rate in the region was 67.5 percent.
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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2012
Not even three years ago, it seemed like there was still a long way to go before D.C. had more people than Baltimore. At the time of the 2010 census, Baltimore had nearly 20,000 more residents than Washington: 620,961 to 601,723. But Washington's growth has been booming for more than a decade, while Baltimore's population is stagnant. The District gained more than 13,000 residents between July 2011 and July 2012. The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday put D.C.'s population on July 1, 2012 at 632,323 -- up from 619,020 a year earlier.
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By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
“The nation's overall mover rate increased from a record low of 11.6 percent in 2011 to 12.0 percent in 2012,” the U.S. Census Bureau has announced. Roughly 36.1 million people who were one year and older moved in 2012, the statistics service said. The majority of those moves - 64.4 percent - were within the same county. “The overall mover rate for the nation has increased since a record low. However, compared to previous years, mobility is still low for even our most mobile age group (18 to 29 year olds)
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2012
After three years of increases, the nation's poverty rate held steady from 2010 to 2011, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau that also detailed trends in health insurance coverage and median income. Nationwide, 15 percent of people, or about 46.2 million individuals, lived below the poverty line in 2011, according to estimates in the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. Last year, the Census Bureau considered a family of two adults and two children in poverty if its annual household income was under $22,811.
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Gus G. Sentementes | August 10, 2012
Good news for all you earnest economy watchers out there. The U.S. Census Bureau today released its first mobile app called "America's Economy. " The Census built the app with some nifty features, such as notifications and social sharing to Twitter and Facebook. Now you can spread the joys and pitfalls of the U.S. economy with friends, family and followers! You'll have easy access to the following 16 key indicators: Advance Monthly Retail Sales; New Residential Construction; New Residential Sales; Construction Spending; International Trade; Advance Report Durable Goods; Business Inventories; Manufacturers' Goods; Monthly Wholesale; Homeownership Rate; Quarterly Services Survey; QFR - Retail Trade; QFR - Manufacturing; Gross Domestic Product; Personal Income and Outlays; Unemployment Rate.
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By New York Times News Service | September 24, 1990
WASHINGTON -- One-seventh of all the towns, counties and cities in the country, and all of its 51 largest cities, have challenged the Census Bureau's counts of their housing units in the hope of increasing their population figures.Given this last opportunity to review and challenge the bureau's preliminary figures before the housing and population counts become final Dec. 31, more than 6,000 jurisdictions have filed objections.The Census Bureau said it could not yet provide a total for the number of missing units claimed by the thousands of communities filing objections.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration is challenging U.S. census numbers that show Baltimore is shrinking, arguing the city actually has 30,000 more residents than reported. If the city wins its challenge — in which it argues that census workers missed counting 15,635 housing units — it means Baltimore's population has held steady since 2000, not dropped significantly. And that could mean the city would receive $87 million more in federal funding, city planning officials said.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
Baltimore lost about 1,500 people from April 2010 to July 2011, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Baltimore's population now hovers around 619,500, according to the estimates — which showed that the populations of Boston, Seattle and Denver all surpassed Baltimore's total during the 15-month period. Baltimore — the 10 t h-biggest U.S. city in terms of population in 1980 — now ranks 24 t h.
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