Tag Archives: 2010 census

Where Nobody Lives

Via the Atlantic: “There are plenty of visualizations based on population data, but nothing quite like what designer Nik Freeman has created: a map of where no one lives. Using data from the 2010 U.S. census, Freeman shades green the nearly 5 million census blocks with zero population. The resulting map highlights the 47 percent of the U.S. that remains ...

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Bars Per Capita By State

North Dakota is the “booziest” state according to an analysis of 2010 census data. New Hampshire ranks last and New York ranks 19th. An interactive map at the bottom of this article also includes a ranking of liquor stores per capita.

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LGBT Couples Are More Mixed

More number crunching from the 2010 census.

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U.S. Census Rejects NYC Challenge

The U.S. Census has rejected Mayor Bloomberg’s challenge of the 2010 population count. The Bloomberg administration said that the bureau’s 2010 count overlooked people in Astoria and Jackson Heights in Queens and Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst in Brooklyn. In 2010, the Census Bureau said the city population had increased by 166,855 to 8,175,133 over the past decade. City officials argued ...

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Census Data On NY’s Same-Sex Couples

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House Seat Apportionments

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Fastest Growing Big Cities

The U.S. Census has ranked the fastest growing cities whose metro populations exceed one million. My exploding hometown of Orlando ranks at sixth fastest-growing with 2.1M residents. When my family moved there in 1971, the population was around 60,000. The day after we arrived, Walt Disney World opened.

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8,175,135 Stories In The Naked City

New York City officials are apoplectic about just-released 2010 census data which turned up a quarter-million fewer residents than expected. The new figures will mean many millions less in federal funding for everything from schools to social programs to anti-terrorism measures. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg immediately challenged the bureau’s finding, saying it shortchanged the city by as many as 225,000 ...

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Cool Census Widget

The U.S. Census has published a cool widget tracking population changes state-by-state for the last 100 years. Hours of wonky fun if you’re a statistics geek.

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Census Result: New York Likely To Lose Two U.S. House Seats, Florida Gains Two

One of most important aspects of the U.S. Census is the resulting reapportionment of seats in the House of Representatives. While many of the changes will go as expected, a just-released new estimate suggests a couple of changes that were not. A new estimate of House reapportionment gains and losses resulting from this year’s Census reveals a larger-than-expected impact on ...

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PhoboQuotable – Tony Perkins

“The law should count for something when the Census Bureau counts America’s population, but apparently it doesn’t on President Obama’s watch. The President’s Commerce Department is actively encouraging people to ignore U.S. marriage law and invent new definitions for their relationships. What kind of government actively lobbies citizens to lie on their forms? “When it comes to advancing the extreme ...

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An Official Message From The Census

Officials from the 2010 U.S. Census staged a press conference at the NYC LGBT Center yesterday to announce the launch of a series of ad clips aimed at the LGBT community. I’ll be running those clips over the next week. Here’s the first, from Mara Keisling of the National Center for Transgender Equality.

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GOP Panics Over Low Census Return,
Sends In Karl Rove To Help

Teabaggers like Rep. Michele “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann have been screaming that filling out the U.S. Census will get you rounded up and micro-chipped, leading to a genuine GOP panic that a serious undercount in conservative districts will lead to a loss of legislative seats. In some red state districts fewer than 10% of the forms have been returned so far. ...

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Michele Bachmann: The Census Will Be Used To Round Up Americans

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Anti-Gay Group Threatens To Sue Feds Over Gay Marriage Census Count

The U.S. Census says that if you list yourselves as gay married, they’ll tabulate that data “with no questions asked.” Which is blowing the minds of the Save California, who is calling for a lawsuit against the federal government. Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, said counting LGBT couples as married is violating the federal Defense of Marriage Act. “Marriage is ...

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“Confederate Southern Americans” Want Official U.S. Census Recognition

You can’t make it up. Proud Southern descendants of the fight to preserve slavery (among other things) want their own “Confederate nationality” recognized on the census. Are you tired of Anti-Southern discrimination and bigotry directed at Southern people? Are you tired of being called a racist simply because you are proud of the Confederate Battle flag – the symbol of ...

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George Takei & Brad Altman: If You Consider Yourself Married, Tell The Census

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Queer The Census

Visit Our Families Count for information on why it’s so important that LGBT Americans take part in the 2010 U.S. Census. Queer The Census has more.

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Gerrymandering The States

Via the Atlantic, here’s what the states might look like were their borders redrawn every ten years to reflect population changes, as is done with congressional districts. The Electoral Reform Map: Rather than replacing a time honored system that, after all, has only broken down three times in over 200 years, the organization of the states should be altered. In ...

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The Commubamanist Census Plot

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