Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Once-Every-Ten-Year Day

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Although a little more intimate than I’m comfortable with, I thought people might like to know how I spent my day yesterday. At the outset, I confess it is hard to describe the scale and … Continue reading

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On The Cusp of an Historic Day

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Almost every week the Census Bureau releases statistical information to inform the society about how it’s doing. Sometimes the statistics reflect economic activity in the US; sometimes, the statistics report on the status of the … Continue reading

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The Release of The 2005-2009 Estimates For Small Areas From The American Community Survey

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Today marks the first-ever release of 5-year American Community Survey (ACS) estimates, an agency goal nearly 20 years in the making with strong support and funding from Congress. These can be used by everyone to … Continue reading

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We Will Release The 2010 Census State Population Totals on December 21

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Written by: Director Robert Groves Today we announced our plan to release the first round of 2010 Census statistics on December 21, 2010 – the state population totals and their implications for the new membership of the US House of … Continue reading

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The Release of The 2010 Demographic Analysis Population Estimates

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Written by: Director Robert Groves As I mentioned in an earlier post, “Demographic Analysis” And The Census, one method of measuring the size of the US population relies on historical birth registration, death registration, as well as estimates of in-migration … Continue reading

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