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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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NEWS
February 12, 2010
Every 1 percent of the population that fails to return their Census forms costs the government (we taxpayers) $80-$90 million. Spending $3 million on a Super Bowl ad to reach that large an audience is worth every penny. And it's an intelligently selected allocation of ad resources. Go Census Bureau! Howard Nichols
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 21, 2002
Maryland's population rose to nearly 5.46 million this year, a 1.3 percent increase in line with the growth rates of other mid-Atlantic states, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released yesterday. Most of the growth came from births, said Melissa Therrien, a Census Bureau demographer. Maryland had about 31,000 more births than deaths. Another source of growth was 25,000 people migrating from other states. The Census Bureau estimated that Maryland received 16,000 immigrants. The estimates, which are based on the 2000 census and other population data and figure in federal funding for states, indicated that Maryland added 72,058 residents from July 1, 2001, to July 1, 2002.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | April 6, 2010
Suspicious powder was found this morning at a processing center of the U.S. Census Bureau in Essex, though it was found to be harmless. The Baltimore County police and fire departments were called around 10 a.m. to the U.S. Census Bureau's Data Capture Center, in the 8400 block of Kelso Drive, to examine a package containing a small amount of powder, said Elise Armacost, the fire department spokeswoman. "We did not evacuate the building, no one was showing symptoms, there were no transports," Armacost said.
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By Erica L. Green | April 7, 2010
Baltimore County police and fire units responded Tuesday morning after a suspicious powder was found at a processing center for the U.S. Census Bureau in Essex. The powder was found to be harmless, a Fire Department spokeswoman said. Police and fire departments were called about 10 a.m. to the Census Bureau's Data Capture Center, in the 8400 block of Kelso Drive, to examine a package containing a small amount of powder. "We did not evacuate the building, no one was showing symptoms, there were no transports," said Fire Department spokeswoman Elise Armacost.
NEWS
By Martin C. Evans | July 31, 1991
Saying quiet diplomacy has gotten the city nowhere, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke announced yesterday that Baltimore will join 15 other cities in a lawsuit that seeks to force the Census Bureau to adjust the 1990 census to reflect 5.3 million uncounted Americans."
NEWS
By Michael A. Fletcher and Mark Bomster and Michael A. Fletcher and Mark Bomster,Evening Sun Staff Jay Merwin and Bruce Reid contributed to this story | September 14, 1990
Pearl Rzeczkowski has lived in the same house on Gough Street for 40 years, but when the Census Bureau did its Baltimore count it somehow missed her."Nobody has been around," Rzeczkowski said today.Asked whether she heard that the census was being taken, she said, "I may have heard it but I didn't pay it any mind."Rzeczkowski apparently is not alone. City officials say she is among an estimated 20,000 Baltimoreans missed during the recent census count. As a result, Baltimore is asking the Census Bureau to adjust preliminary figures showing that the city has lost 66,000 residents -- 8.5 percent of its population -- over the past decade.
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By CHRISTOPHER STOLLAR and CHRISTOPHER STOLLAR,CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE | October 12, 2005
WASHINGTON -- The number of Marylanders who received food stamps in 2001 was almost twice what the Census Bureau reported, an undercount that could have far-reaching implications for the poor, the nonprofit groups that defend them and the state that helps support them. A report co-written by analysts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Maryland Department of Human Resources and the Census Bureau found that 157,857 people received food stamps in 2001 -- almost double the 87,429 figure given by the federal government.
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By New York Times News Service | September 12, 1995
WASHINGTON -- A smaller percentage of Americans are pulling up their roots and moving out of state than at any time since 1950, the Census Bureau said yesterday, suggesting that the great postwar population shifts that reshaped the country's political, social and economic landscape have, for the moment, come to an end.The Census Bureau figures show an overall decline in Americans' mobility. It said that about 16.7 percent of the population changed residences during a one-year period ending in March 1994, far below the 20 percent that moved in a typical year during the 1950s and 1960s and the second-lowest level of mobility since 1948 when the Census Bureau began tracking such movement.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 12, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Two years from the start of the 2000 Census, it is shaping up as the most contentious in 80 years, generating fierce debate in Congress, and litigation aimed at blocking the Census Bureau from changing the way it does business.During the past year, the dispute over the bureau's plans to alter its method of counting the population delayed passage of a disaster relief bill for victims of flooding in the Midwest, prompted Congress and the Clinton administration to set up an outside board to monitor the bureau and generated two lawsuits, including one by House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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