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By the numbers: Why Ohio mattersupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 16:47:00

Ohio: The Buckeye state gave us Katie Holmes, Halle Berry, and LeBron James. And the Midwestern state is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Wright Brothers, the Ohio State Buckeyes and eight presidents.

In East St. Louis, inner city schools seem more like 'day care centers'updated: Fri Jul 27 2012 13:17:00

In a letter sent to the East St. Louis school board in April, the Illinois superintendent of education said the board was engaged in acts of corruption.

Romney's June fundraising would buy...updated: Fri Jul 06 2012 17:18:00

Mitt Romney campaign said it raised more than $100 million in June, surpassing the more than $77 million it raised the previous months.

Culture of rape in Haitiupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 14:53:00

As if the conditions in Haiti aren't bad enough, women and girls are being raped and assaulted in high numbers.

Rescuers search for survivors after Haitian migrant boat sinks in Bahamasupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 14:53:00

U.S. Coast Guard officers continued to search for survivors Tuesday after a boat carrying 28 Haitian migrants ran into trouble in the Bahamas while on its way to the United States, leading to at least 11 deaths.

By the numbers: Latino votersupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 17:25:00

Because of their growing numbers and presence in some of the key battleground states, Latinos are expected to play a prominent role in this year's battle for the White House between President Barack Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

Survey for health, poverty benefits threatened in Congressupdated: Tue May 15 2012 08:14:00

Americans needing health insurance or disability services could be overlooked by their local governments if a bill now being considered by the Senate passes. It would eliminate a survey that some call a vital source of information about health indicators of millions of Americans, but which House Republicans say is too expensive and raises privacy concerns.

By the numbers: Same-sex marriageupdated: Sat May 12 2012 10:31:00

Same-sex marriage was thrust into the political spotlight earlier this week after North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage in the state, and President Barack Obama, who will accept the Democratic Party's nomination in North Carolina later this year, announced Wednesday that he personally supports same-sex marriage. Obama's announcement brought cheers from gay rights activists and Democratic allies and jeers from religious conservatives and some quarters of the GOP.

History of same-sex marriage in the U.S.updated: Sat May 12 2012 10:31:00

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on how far the U.S. has come on same-sex marriage.

CNNMoney: Startups make up a smaller share of U.S. businessesupdated: Wed May 02 2012 15:59:00

In the land of liberty and opportunity, startups continue to make up a smaller share of the American business landscape.

Number of interracial couples in U.S. reaches all-time highupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 14:53:00

The number of interracial couples in the United States has reached an all-time high, with one in every 10 American opposite-sex married couples saying they're of mixed races, according to the most recent Census data released Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Blue chips take cue from earningsupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 16:48:00

U.S. stocks finished mixed Tuesday, with the Dow holding onto solid gains, while Netflix's disappointing outlook weighed down tech stocks.

1940 Census records unlock family mysteriesupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 09:30:00

Finding a long-lost uncle's name on a census form or discovering that Grandpa identified himself as a mural painter: It's the stuff genealogists and history hunters live for.

Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census?updated: Mon Apr 09 2012 09:58:00

A reporter last week asked me if many people cared about the release of individual records from the 1940 Census. "Are they just a historic relic?" was the followup from someone else unimpressed that the general public would finally have access to more than 100 million census records locked away for 72 years.

Study: Segregation in U.S. on decline, but disparities persistupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 19:21:00

Segregation of African-Americans in cities and towns across the United States has dropped to its lowest level in more than a century, according to a recent study.

U.S. population to near 313 million on New Year's, Census says updated: Thu Dec 29 2011 13:50:00

The U.S. population is expected to top out at close to 312.8 million people just around the time crowds gather to watch the ball drop on New Year's Eve, according to new census data released Thursday.

Justice Department says a Conn. police department targeted Latinosupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 22:07:00

In a scathing report, the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday accused the East Haven Police Department (EHPD) in Connecticut of engaging in a pattern of widespread discrimination against Latinos in violation of the Constitution and federal law.

CNNMoney: Existing home sales to be revised lowerupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 18:51:00

If you thought the U.S. housing market couldn't get much worse, think again.

2010 Census shows more elderly than ever before in the U.S.updated: Thu Dec 01 2011 12:17:00

The Census Bureau released data Wednesday that shows there are more people 65 and older than ever before in the United States.

Many American families running on financial fumesupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 10:45:00

Jonathan Hanson and Katina Wright are determined to give their infant daughter a bright and stable future despite the cloud of uncertainty they face after years without steady work.

Living with no paycheck for two yearsupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 10:45:00

George Howell reports on how an Atlanta couple is coping 22 months after their last paycheck.

Gerrymandering and race: What's legal?updated: Fri Nov 18 2011 10:19:00

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin explains how the Supreme Court views voting districts based on race.

Why your vote for Congress might not matterupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 10:19:00

Outside Independence Hall, ask a graduate student in line to see the Liberty Bell what he thinks of gerrymandering, and you might get this answer:

CNN Student News Learning Activity and Resources: Hispanic Heritage Monthupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 11:31:00

Students will investigate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. culture, and what it means to be an Hispanic in America today.

Hispanic Heritage - Independence Day Tourupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 11:31:00

Take an Independence Day tour through Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Las Vegas Debate Prepsupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 17:22:00

CNN's Kate Lunger gives insight into the Las Vegas Western Republican debate airing Tuesday night at 8 ET.

Are unions still a political force for Latino voters?updated: Mon Oct 17 2011 17:22:00

Mirna Castaneda pays close attention to the instructor showing her the best way to make a bed.

CNNMoney: A rough 10 years for the middle classupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 11:18:00

It's official. The first decade of the 21st century will go down in the history books as a step back for the American middle class.

The Face of Povertyupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 05:33:00

The Face of Poverty

Study: Largest U.S. group of poor kids is now Hispanicupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 05:33:00

For the first time in U.S. history, the largest single group of poor children in any racial or ethnic category is Hispanic, according to a new survey.

White U.S. population grows but drops in overall percentageupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 18:07:00

New census figures released Thursday for America's white and black populations depicted a nation where most people are white, with increasing numbers of mixed-race inhabitants.

Census Bureau revises down same-sex couples figuresupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 18:18:00

Counting the number of American households with same-sex couples proved difficult, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday in presenting revised estimates for its 2010 figures.

Mexico's 1930 census revealed, a mine of data for 32 million Americansupdated: Sat Sep 24 2011 22:06:00

Actor Edward James Olmos wishes he could trace his family's Mexican history back 100,000 years, but he'll have to settle for 1930 for now.

Will Hispanics be the swing voting bloc of 2012?updated: Thu Sep 15 2011 20:28:00

In the middle of the massive effort to protect New Yorkers from the effects of Hurricane Irene last month, a colorful moment gave people an amusing opportunity to laugh and joke. It was New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to communicate with Spanish-speaking New Yorkers in their own language.

CNN Student News Learning Activity: Hispanic Heritage Monthupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 16:07:00

Students will investigate the contributions of Hispanic Americans to U.S. culture, and what it means to be an Hispanic in America today.

Lawmaker pushes to repeal Florida law that makes cohabitation a crimeupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 17:43:00

A Florida lawmaker is pushing to repeal a state law that makes it illegal to cohabitate with someone who is not their spouse, and makes it a crime punishable by a $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail.

State rep. fights 'shacking up' lawupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 17:43:00

HLN talks to a state lawmaker who wants to undo a Florida law which bars unwed couples from living together.

Vegas' awkward coming-out partyupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 16:31:00

The drag queen pointed at two men in the front row.

Census: More same-sex couples in more placesupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 11:51:00

Researchers from Alfred Kinsey to local nonprofits have tried for decades to count the United States' gay, lesbian and bisexual population, and still, there were no hard numbers.

Study: South has highest rate of divorceupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 05:37:00

The South has the highest rate of divorce and the Northeast has the lowest, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.

Texas county mirrors U.S.updated: Sat Jul 16 2011 09:01:00

Lee County, Texas closely mirrors the racial and ethnic makeup of the United States. Here's the county "by the numbers."

Welcome to Little America: Lee County, Texasupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 09:01:00

At 5 a.m. in this tiny town an hour's drive east of Austin, Texas, Gerald Birkelbach is already at work, lugging hickory wood from an old pickup truck into his nearly 70-year-old barbecue joint.

The changing face of America's youthupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 19:12:00

The United States is walking a path to greater diversity. And younger people are leading the way.

More U.S. couples living together, study findsupdated: Mon Jun 27 2011 11:18:00

Stephanie Marshall and her fiance, Kelton Scott, are college-educated, gainfully employed and living together. They pay their bills separately but "get together on common things like the rent," said Marshall, who just finished medical school in Atlanta.

Explosive growth in suburban NCupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 16:30:00

Census tract 203.17 has grown by a staggering 970% since 2000. Here are two residents' stories.

Making a home in one of North Carolina's fastest-growing placesupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 16:30:00

At every corner and every stoplight in this town some 15 miles southeast of Charlotte, the signs staked in the ground have one message: "Homes ready now."

Fewer than half of U.S. households are married couples, census saysupdated: Thu May 26 2011 18:31:00

Married couples have dropped below half of all U.S households, marking a historic shift in what constitutes the traditional American family, according to census data released Thursday.

Documenting the undocumented in L.A.updated: Thu Apr 21 2011 15:00:00

Elvira Sosa left Mexico for the United States more than 30 years ago, but last year was the first time she'd been counted as part of the U.S. Census.

Riled about rail: Why all the anger over high speed trains?updated: Thu Apr 21 2011 10:10:00

"Stop the Train" was, literally, a rallying cry for post-Tea Party Republicans this past November.

Is Obama ready to mess with Texas? 'Not a chance'updated: Tue Apr 19 2011 16:49:00

When President Obama sat down at the White House with a Texas television station Monday, one of the four interviews he did with local TV reporters, he may have also raised speculation that Democrats think solidly red Texas might be in play in 2012.

Settlement veils police department accused of racial profilingupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 17:36:00

A police department accused of racially profiling Latinos has reached a settlement with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. In exchange for agreeing to several policy changes, the identity of the police force is not being made public.

8 political takeaways from the censusupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 14:14:00

The census is inherently political, even if most people don't see it that way.

Cultures clash as Oklahoma's Hispanic population surgesupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 14:08:00

Marcelino Garcia's three-decade journey from illegal immigrant to successful businessman has unfolded against an unlikely backdrop -- the deeply conservative state of Oklahoma.

Latinos are Oklahoma's new nativesupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 14:08:00

New census figures show Hispanics have surpassed American Indians as the largest minority group in Oklahoma.

Hispanic population exceeds 50 million, firmly nation's No. 2 groupupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 05:38:00

The growing Hispanic population in the United States has reached a new milestone, topping 50 million, or 16.3% of the nation, officially solidifying its position as the country's second-largest group, U.S. Census Bureau officials said Thursday.

Major city loses 25% of its populationupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 12:08:00

Census results show Detroit has lost a large amount of its population in the last decade. WDIV has more.

Detroit loses a staggering 25% of its population in a decadeupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 12:08:00

Detroit could probably use another Eminem boost following Tuesday's news that it lost 25% of its residents from 2000 to 2010.

Is America becoming a Hispanic country?updated: Fri Mar 18 2011 10:15:00

The United States is becoming an Hispanic country. And it's happening much faster than anyone expected.

Hispanic growth in United States ahead of estimatesupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 09:05:00

The growth of the Hispanic population in the United States is outstripping pre-census estimates, the Pew Hispanic Center report released Tuesday says.

Report: Millennials say marriage ideal but parenthood the priorityupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 13:09:00

Marriage and parenthood aren't necessarily a package deal for for Americans under the age of 30, a new survey finds. Instead, young adults say they put a higher value on raising children than getting married.

Jobs that pay well, no degree requiredupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 22:08:00

Conventional wisdom states that college-educated workers earn higher salaries because their jobs require more education and advanced skills.

One-third of U.S. households lack broadband Web accessupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 20:21:00

How's the broadband access in your community -- or perhaps in other places where you'd like to live, work or send your kids to school?

CNNMoney: Fast growth for black-owned firmsupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 14:46:00

Black-owned firms grew faster -- both in number and sales -- than U.S. firms did as a whole over a five-year period, according to the latest data available from the Census Bureau.

Bringing the Census into the internet ageupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 15:47:00

Once upon a time, the U.S. Census Bureau was a thriving hub of technological innovation.

CNNMoney: Washington is for lobbyists, not entrepreneursupdated: Thu Jan 27 2011 12:05:00

Morris Panner is the CEO of group text messaging service GroupFlier.

What the census can teach us about ourselvesupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 20:18:00

Throughout most of her 86 years, Florence Hand had been haunted by "floating dreams" that always revealed "somebody in the room besides me," she said.

What's behind the rise of Texas?updated: Fri Dec 24 2010 15:06:00

Nearly six years ago, I left Texas to move back home to California.

GOP sees good news in census numbersupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 06:10:00

The numbers for the 2010 census are out, and the news appears good for Republican-leaning states when it comes to adding new seats in the House of Representatives.

Latest Census results to be released Tuesdayupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 09:52:00

The Census Bureau is expected to release results of the 2010 Census on Tuesday, the first look at how the country has changed over the last decade.

How Census gets it wrong on povertyupdated: Mon Sep 20 2010 08:31:00

When the Census Bureau released its annual U.S. poverty report last week, the news looked grim. Poverty had risen to 14.3 percent in 2009 from 13.2 percent in 2008 -- the largest single-year increase since 1980. And there is no end in sight for those struggling to make ends meet, as unemployment has remained high throughout this year.

CNNMoney: Number of insured drops for first timeupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 11:43:00

The number of people with health insurance in the United States dropped for the first time in 23 years, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

CNNMoney: August jobs report: Signs of life for employmentupdated: Fri Sep 03 2010 12:08:00

Business hiring is picking up, but not enough to make up for the massive losses of temporary government jobs.

Single? You're not aloneupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 12:18:00

There are 96 million people in the United States who have no spouse. That means 43 percent of all Americans over the age of 18 are single, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

CNNMoney: Census Bureau returns $1.6B of its operational budgetupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 10:06:00

The U.S. Census Bureau is giving back almost a quarter of the money it received to do its job this year.

Census Bureau comes in under budget for 2010 operational costsupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 07:38:00

The U.S. Census Bureau is giving back almost a quarter of the money it received to do its job this year.

CNNMoney: July jobs report: Economy still losing jobsupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 11:12:00

For the second month in a row, the U.S. economy shed jobs as the government continued to unload census workers, offsetting disappointing gains in private business hiring.

CNNMoney: Pay gap persists for African-Americansupdated: Fri Jul 30 2010 09:53:00

African-American workers continue to earn far less than whites, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

What will America look like in 2050?updated: Fri Jul 02 2010 12:16:00

Census workers are in the final stages of going door-to-door to complete the 2010 U.S. census, but some experts are looking further to the future to explore the way Americans work, live and identify themselves.

CNNMoney: Job recovery hits a wallupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 11:34:00

The U.S. economy lost jobs in June, for the first time this year, as modest hiring by businesses only partly offset the end of Census jobs.

CNNMoney: Stock futures seesaw after jobs reportupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 09:08:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a dubious open Friday, as nervous investors digested a government jobs report that showed the economy lost jobs for the first time this year.

CNNMoney: Count on this: Hiring to be weakupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 04:15:00

A couple of months ago, a recovery in the U.S. labor market seemed to be at hand. That hope has proved as fleeting as a job with the Census Bureau.

Errors in census interviews misinterpret racial, ethnic identityupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 15:14:00

For the past eight weeks, census workers have been knocking on doors and ringing bells all across America -- but in some cases, they've been nixing questions about race and ethnicity, says a new government report.

CNNMoney: Dallas: Fastest growing U.S. cityupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 17:26:00

The booming Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area added more residents during the past decade than any other city in the United States.

CNNMoney: Fastest growing counties in the U.S.updated: Wed Jun 16 2010 07:04:00

The fastest growing large county in the United States is not in a trendy Sun Belt state. It's in Illinois, a member in good standing of the Rust Belt.

CNNMoney: Oil tumbles on disappointing jobs dataupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 15:37:00

Oil prices dropped Friday after a government report said almost all of the jobs added last month were temporary Census workers, and the euro fell to a 4-year low.

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