Tag Archives: census

California: Now More Latino Than White

Via the Los Angeles Times: The demographers agreed: At some point in 2014, Latinos would pass whites as the largest ethnic group in California. Determining when exactly that milestone would occur was more of a tricky question. Counting people isn’t like counting movie ticket receipts. The official confirmation had to wait until new population figures were released by the Census ...

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Florida Surpasses New York In Population

Via the Orlando Sentinel: First it was this: Orlando beat New York City as the first city to top 50 million visitors. Census figures released Tuesday show Florida passed New York as the nation’s third largest state with an estimated population of 19.9 million. New York, now fourth, has 19.7 million. “There are a lot of benchmarks, but this is ...

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Fort Lauderdale Tops Gay Couples Data

Via Huffington Post: Recently released data from the U.S. Census revealed which cities have the highest concentration of same-sex couple households in the country. The surprisingly frontrunner? Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where same-sex couples make up a whopping 2.8 percent of total households. The Florida beach town has long been a destination for the vacationing LGBT community and is home to ...

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Half Of The US Lives In These Counties

Business Insider: “Using Census data, we’ve figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000.” The list of counties is at the link.

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Census Issues Commuting Study

From a newly released study by the US Census, which categorizes a “long commute” as longer than 60 minutes: Among U.S. workers who did not work at home, 8.1 percent had commutes of 60 minutes or longer in 2011. An estimated 61.1 percent of workers with “long commutes” drove to work alone, compared with 79.9 percent for all workers who ...

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The Census Wants Advice About Gays

Chris Geidner reports on an unprecedented move by the U.S. Census. The U.S. Census Bureau announced Friday that it is seeking advice on how to address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations in implementing the once-a-decade census. The census, which has never counted LGBT people directly, has indirectly referenced gay people through its count of same-sex married couples and “unmarried ...

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RELIGION CENSUS: Fewer Than 50% Of Americans Are “Adherents” Of Christianity

According to a just-published analysis of the 2010 Religion Census, fewer than 50% of Americans are “adherents” of Christianity. The percentage who would self-identify as “Christian,” regardless of church membership and attendance patterns, is presumably higher. The researchers define adherents to be those with an affiliation to a congregation including children, members and attendees who are not members, and believe ...

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AUSTRALIA: Atheists Asked To Mark “No Religion” On Tuesday’s National Census

Visit the Census Campaign for more information on why it’s politically important for atheists to step forward and identify themselves.

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CENSUS: No Italians Left In Little Italy

According to the U.S. Census, the number of Italian-born residents of Manhattan’s Little Italy is now zero. A census survey released in December determined that the proportion of Italian-Americans among the 8,600 residents in the same two-dozen-square-block area of Lower Manhattan had shrunk to about 5 percent. And, incredibly, the census could not find a single resident who had been ...

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More Gays Raise Kids In The South

According to a study of data released by the U.S. Census, there are more gay couples raising children in the southern states than in urban states more traditionally considered to be gay hot spots. Child rearing among same-sex couples is more common in the South than in any other region of the country, according to Gary Gates, a demographer at ...

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IRELAND: Atheist Group Launches “No Religion” Census Campaign

Ireland’s leading atheist group is asking former Catholics to be truthful on the upcoming census form. The “Be Honest To Godless” campaign is being supported on Facebook. Think before you tick your answer to the religion question, and give an answer that matches your actual religious affiliation. If you still believe in God but you are no longer truly a ...

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Catching Up With The Joneses

A new analysis of the last U.S. census reveals that for the first time, two Hispanic surnames are among the ten most common last names in the country. I can’t embed it here, but in the linked story there’s a neat scrollable graphic of the 5000 most common last names. The new top ten: 1. Smith2. Johnson3. Williams4. Brown5. Jones6. ...

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