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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.

CNNMoney: New-home sales hit a record lowupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 13:27:00

Just 302,000 new homes were sold in 2011, 6.2% below 2010 and the lowest number of annual sales since the government started tracking home sales in 1963.

CNNMoney: Record 51% of moms get maternity leaveupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 16:44:00

For the first time ever, a majority of working women received paid maternity leave, according to a new study. But the U.S. still has a long way to go to catch up to the rest of the industrialized world.

CNNMoney: Poverty rate rises under alternate Census measureupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 15:54:00

There were more than 49 million Americans living in poverty in 2010, under an alternative measure released by the Census Bureau Monday.

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.

CNNMoney: Government aid keeps millions out of povertyupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 05:46:00

Without help from the federal government, millions more people would have sunk below the poverty line in 2010, U.S. Census data shows.

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.

CNNMoney: Home ownership hits lowest level since 1965updated: Fri Aug 05 2011 10:16:00

As the foreclosure crisis continues to wreak havoc on the housing market, a source of national pride has taken a sour turn. Home ownership is on the decline and, according to a recent Morgan Stanley report, the United States is fast becoming a nation of renters.

CNNMoney: Where jobs are boomingupdated: Mon May 16 2011 11:54:00

While the overall job market was crippled by the effects of the Great Recession, some sectors never stopped hiring.

CNNMoney: 11.4% of all U.S. homes are vacantupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 14:51:00

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New York City to dispute census numbersupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 10:11:00

City officials will formally challenge the Census Bureau's data for New York City, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg said understated the number of residents in Brooklyn and Queens and overstated the number of vacant housing units in the city.

CNNMoney: We're No 1: New York is biggest city in the countryupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 10:42:00

The latest data from the Census Bureau confirms what everyone already knew: New York is the most populous city in the country -- and growing.

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.

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.

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.

How to solve work-at-home ethical dilemmasupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 16:33:00

Do you work at home? If so, you've got a lot of company.

Don't jump to conclusions about censusupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 05:49:00

The announcement by the U.S. Census Bureau that the population stood at 308,745,538 on April 1 is a number for which many people have been waiting.

CNNMoney: Census: 308.7 million people live hereupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 16:34:00

The population of the United States grew 9.7% to 308.7 million people over the past decade -- the slowest rate of growth since the Great Depression -- the Census Bureau reported on Tuesday.

CNNMoney: American dream fades for more as homeownership fallsupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 14:36:00

Ongoing economic, financial and housing woes continue to hit Americans where they live -- or used to.

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: 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.

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.

Census questions answeredupdated: Fri May 14 2010 16:21:00

You've probably saw the ad campaign encouraging you to take 10 minutes to answer 10 questions and fill out your census form. The Census Bureau wanted everyone to put their completed forms in the mail by April 1, National Census Day.

Officials to discuss Census participationupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 05:57:00

The army of U.S. Census Bureau personnel poised to fan out across the country will find out Wednesday approximately how many doors they're going to be knocking on to complete this year's nationwide survey.

Protect your identity during census seasonupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 10:12:00

Your best bet at keeping your personal census information safe is through the lick of an envelope, not the click of a mouse.

Arab-American leaders push census participationupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 14:04:00

For Muslims living in the United States, the call to prayer requires a response at least five times a day. But when the U.S. Census Bureau comes calling once every 10 years, some Arab-Americans still hesitate to return the survey.

Arab Americans' concerns about the censusupdated: Fri Apr 02 2010 14:04:00

CNN's Richard Roth reports on the effort to get Arab Americans to fill out the 2010 Census.

Census Day questions answeredupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 17:42:00

You've probably seen the ad campaign encouraging you to take 10 minutes to answer 10 questions and fill out your census form. The Census Bureau wants everyone to put their completed forms in the mail by April 1, National Census Day.

CNNMoney: Beware census scam artist tricksupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 14:08:00

This week, you'll find a 2010 census survey in your mailbox. And it may be followed shortly thereafter by a call or e-mail from con artists pretending to be from the government.

CNNMoney: State and local tax revenues inch higherupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 10:45:00

Tax revenue at the state and local levels grew for the first time in the past five quarters, according to government data released on Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Census Bureau: Dallas posts biggest population gainupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 13:39:00

Don't mess with Texas! Cities in the Lone Star State were among the fastest growing places in 2009.

CNNMoney: Census: Help save Uncle Sam $1.5 billionupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 13:37:00

The Census Bureau estimated Monday that Americans could save the federal government $1.5 billion by mailing their 2010 census forms instead of waiting for a census taker to show up at the door.

CNNMoney: Bears vs. bulls as anniversary loomsupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 09:34:00

A year after the financial crisis hit its nadir and the market plunged to a 12-year low, stocks have recovered but investors remain wary.

What's so funny about the census?updated: Mon Feb 08 2010 07:56:00

Christopher Guest makes wry, drily amusing films. His improvisational movies, such as "Best in Show," "For Your Consideration" and "A Mighty Wind," have their fans, but -- as box office receipts indicate -- they're not for everybody.

CNNMoney: Census Bureau counts on Super Bowl adupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 14:39:00

The Census Bureau is advertising in the Super Bowl, trying to convince as many people as possible to participate in its once-a-decade nationwide head count.

Census 2010 can count on controversyupdated: Mon Jan 04 2010 06:48:00

It's almost that time: the once-a-decade-moment when the U.S. Bureau of the Census tries to determine the population.

CNNMoney: Local tax coffers fall lower nationwideupdated: Tue Dec 29 2009 12:44:00

In another ominous sign for state budgets nationwide, state and local governments reported another drop in overall tax revenue on Tuesday.

Groups urge better census count of African-Americans in 2010updated: Thu Dec 17 2009 14:42:00

Civil rights leaders Wednesday lobbied Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and top Census Bureau officials to press for a better count of African-Americans in the 2010 census.

Census will report same-sex couples, gay groups see opportunityupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 22:21:00

Peter Dziedzic and his husband, Jay Judas, aren't quite sure yet which of them will be designated the head of household when they fill out the 2010 census form in April.

Will your privacy be compromised online?updated: Tue Sep 29 2009 07:26:00

The 2010 Census is nearly under way, but don't expect an e-mail from the U.S. Census Bureau asking you personal questions in its head count of America.

CNNMoney: Massachusetts leads health coverage - Censusupdated: Thu Sep 24 2009 08:19:00

A new study from the government Tuesday showed a wide disparity in health care coverage across the United States.

CNNMoney: The home of America's worst commuteupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 14:08:00

Of all the commuters in America, residents of a small town in eastern Pennsylvania spend the most time behind the wheel, according to the Census Bureau.

CNNMoney: Can GPS make the Census better?updated: Tue Jul 21 2009 10:51:00

The Census Bureau is breathing a sigh of relief after a problem-plagued project to go high-tech recently cleared a big hurdle.

When a degree isn't enough to get a jobupdated: Wed May 27 2009 08:45:00

Talk to a dozen students on any college campus and you're likely to hear a dozen different perspectives on what they hope to get out of college. Some want high GPAs; some want to get into the work force and earn a lot of money.

CNNMoney: Homebuilder confidence jumpsupdated: Wed Apr 15 2009 13:00:00

In a strong sign that the housing market may be picking up, builder confidence in April made its most dramatic increase in nearly seven years, according to an industry report.

Commentary: GOP wants a census we can count onupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 09:44:00

On April 1, I got ambushed by Democrats. Upon returning from the House floor, I found that my living quarters in my office had been sabotaged by staffers of Rep. Jared Polis.

CNNMoney: Census Bureau submits $1B job creation proposalupdated: Fri Apr 10 2009 13:57:00

The Census Bureau on Friday sent Congress its plan to create jobs with the $1 billion it received under the Obama administration's $787 billion stimulus measure.

Utah is fastest growing state, Census Bureau saysupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 19:45:00

Utah is the nation's fastest growing state, increasing 2.5 percent from July 2007 to July 2008, according to new population estimates from the Census Bureau.

Census: Fewer Americans lack health insuranceupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 10:55:00

Participation in government health insurance programs -- particularly those aimed at children -- increased from 2006 to 2007, leading to a decrease in the number of Americans lacking insurance, the U.S. Census Bureau said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: New home sales rise, but grim news lurksupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 14:11:00

The government offered more discouraging news about the housing sector on Tuesday, reporting that new home sales rose slightly in July only after revising the previous month's number sharply lower. Census: Women Having Fewer Babiesupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 10:00:00

More women in their early 40s are childless, and those who are having children are having fewer than ever before, the Census Bureau said Monday

CNNMoney: Home building at 17-year lowupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 11:33:00

Home building fell sharply in July to a 17-year low, according to government readings released Tuesday that offered fresh signs that the battered real estate market has yet to hit bottom.

CNNMoney: America 2050: Minorities in majorityupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 21:54:00

The United States will look very different by the middle of the 21st century - the country will be much more racially diverse and a lot older, according to a U.S. Census Bureau projection released Thursday.

CNNMoney: The Big Easy picks up the paceupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 04:02:00

After being pummeled by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans is showing signs of recovery - ranking as the fastest-growing large city in the nation, according to a government report released Thursday. 2010 Census Miscount Fears Raisedupdated: Thu Apr 24 2008 17:00:00

The Census Bureau has scaled back its dress rehearsal for the head count, raising fears that many hard-to-reach people will go uncounted in 2010

CNNMoney: New home sales hit 13-year lowupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 18:27:00

New home sales fell to their lowest level in 13 years in February, according to a key government report on the battered housing market released Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Wholesale inventories grow as sales fallupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 12:59:00

December Wholesale inventories increased 1.1% and sales fell 0.7% from November, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Friday.

CNNMoney: Home ownership in record plungeupdated: Tue Jan 29 2008 13:39:00

The housing and mortgage meltdown caused the biggest one-year drop in the rate of homeownership on record, according to government figures released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: New home sales: Biggest drop everupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 16:40:00

New home sales posted the biggest drop on record in 2007, according to the government's latest look at the battered housing market, as a year that saw a meltdown in the mortgage market and a drop in home values ended with yet more signs of weakness.

CNNMoney: Homebuilding: Sharpest drop in 27 yearsupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 18:46:00

Housing starts and building permits plunged in December much more than expected, resulting in a full-year decline in new home construction that was the sharpest drop in 27 years.

CNNMoney: For sale: 2 million empty homesupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 12:13:00

The number of vacant homes for sale rose in the third quarter, according to the latest government reading that casts new harsh light on the weakness of the housing market.

CNNMoney: Mortgage crash hits new home salesupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 00:30:00

The mortgage bomb hit the demand for new homes even harder than expected in August, leaving the nation's builders with their weakest level of sales since the summer of 2000, when the nation was struggling with a stock market collapse, rising interest rates and a looming recession.

CNNMoney: The nation's most ethnically diverse countiesupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 01:24:00

Back in the early 1960s, Bob Dylan informed us that the times were a-changin'. He was right, at least ethnically; America was, back then, a very different place.

CNNMoney: Woes deepen for home buildersupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 23:04:00

The outlook for the housing sector has grown bleaker after a key measure of builder confidence fell to its lowest level in 10 years, according to a government report released Wednesday. Uninsured in U.S. Jumps by 2 Millionupdated: Mon Jul 02 2007 16:55:00

The number of adults without health insurance jumped by 2 million from 2005 to 2006, according to a new federal report

CNNMoney: Housing vacancies hit record highupdated: Fri Apr 27 2007 09:07:00

In the latest sign of weakness in the housing market, there are now a record number of homes sitting vacant and for sale in the United States, and the percentage of Americans owning a home has slipped slightly.

CNNMoney: Lennar profit plummetsupdated: Tue Mar 27 2007 06:12:00

Homebuilder Lennar said Tuesday its profit plummeted 73 percent in the latest quarter amid ongoing weakness in the housing market and turmoil in the subprime mortgage sector.

CNNMoney: New home price plunge biggest since '70updated: Thu Oct 26 2006 09:54:00

New home prices took their biggest hit in more than 35 years in September, the government said Thursday, the latest sign that builders are struggling to unload a glut of unsold homes as the nation's real estate market cools.

U.S. population now 300 million and growingupdated: Tue Oct 17 2006 07:29:00

The United States became a nation of 300 million people Tuesday morning, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

People power: U.S. to top 300 millionupdated: Fri Oct 13 2006 07:12:00

At 7:46 ET Tuesday morning, the United States will become a nation of 300 million people, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

CNNMoney: Housing burden rising across Americaupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 06:50:00

American families are paying an increasingly large portion of their incomes for housing, putting a squeeze on household budgets, according to a survey published Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

CNNMoney: Household income posts first gain in 6 yearsupdated: Tue Aug 29 2006 09:57:00

The average American household earned more money last year than in 2004, according to a Census Bureau report released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: A new twist to the 'mom and pop'updated: Wed Jul 26 2006 12:13:00

The notion of a typical "mom and pop" business is getting a makeover, the government reported Thursday.

CNNMoney: Honey, I stretched the house -- againupdated: Mon Jul 24 2006 17:12:00

Whether or not Americans are better off these days is a loaded political question. But one thing's for sure - their homes keep getting bigger.

CNNMoney: Home builders step on the brakesupdated: Tue Apr 18 2006 08:16:00

Home builders hit the brakes in March, cutting the number of housing starts and new permits in the face of rising mortgage rates and a growing glut of new homes on the market.

CNNMoney: New home sales tumble 11 percentupdated: Fri Dec 23 2005 09:49:00

Sales of new homes tumbled 11 percent in November, the biggest drop in more than a decade, in another sign pointing to a slowdown in the nation's real estate market.

CNNMoney: Inventory-to-sales ratio at record lowupdated: Wed Nov 16 2005 08:39:00

Business inventories rose 0.5 percent in September to $1.28 trillion, and the ratio of inventory to sales hit a record low, the Census Bureau said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: America's richest and poorest placesupdated: Tue Aug 30 2005 17:28:00

There's a reason it's called the promised land.

CNNMoney: Biz startups by women, minorities surgeupdated: Fri Jul 29 2005 10:07:00

Boom goes the growth rate of businesses owned by minorities and women.

Money Magazine: The 100 Major Marketsupdated: Wed Jun 01 2005 00:01:00

NOTES: Data as of 2004 unless otherwise noted. N.A.: Not applicable or not available. [1] As of 2000. [2] Price volatility since 1980. SOURCES: Fiserv CSW, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Housing and Development, National Association of Realtors.

CNNMoney: The changing face of povertyupdated: Wed Dec 22 2004 11:09:00

Poverty and hunger are problems that many Americans relegate to the Third World. But the steady growth of poverty has left millions of American families afraid they won't have enough money to put food on the table.

CNNMoney: It's official: Americans love SUVsupdated: Fri Dec 03 2004 09:40:00

Sport/utility vehicle registrations in the United States increased 56 percent in just five years, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

CNNMoney: Poverty spreadsupdated: Thu Aug 26 2004 10:46:00

The number of Americans living in poverty jumped to 35.9 million last year, up by 1.3 million, while the number of those without health care insurance rose to 45 million from 43.6 million in 2002, the U.S. government said in a report Thursday.

Business 2.0: Bubble Trouble?updated: Thu Jul 01 2004 00:01:00

Home prices have risen nearly twice as fast as personal wealth since 2002. Now, with mortgage rates climbing, experts worry that many potential homebuyers will be priced out of the market. When the...

CNNMoney: America's longest commutesupdated: Thu Feb 26 2004 14:40:00

Between the Giants, the Knicks, and the Fresh Kills landfill, New Yorkers must endure plenty of things that stink. Add this to the list: area residents suffer the nation's longest daily commutes to work.

Fortune: THE RISE IN RATES WILL SLOW HOUSING, BUT ONLY MODESTLYupdated: Mon May 16 1994 00:01:00

An 8.5% mortgage? Who wouldda thunk that rates could have jumped so far so fast? But that's where they stood in mid-April, up from only 7% as recently as early February. Consumers' immediate reacti...

Fortune: WHY IT WILL BE HIP TO BE OLDupdated: Mon Nov 22 1993 00:01:00

The wrinkling of the largest segment of our population will mean more than middle-aged men with artificially darkened temples taking up surfing. % Marketers who for decades have lavished attention ...

Money Magazine: Compare your progress Now that you know how well you're doing, see how plump your net worth and major assets are when measured aupdated: Fri May 01 1992 00:01:00

If you've completed the worksheets in the previous story, you know what progress you've made toward financial security. Now we'll show you how your assets compare with those of your peers. The tabl...

Fortune: THE BABY BOOMLET IS FOR REAL The trend started with women beating the biological clock, but it won't stop with them. More young updated: Mon Feb 10 1992 00:01:00

NOTICED many pregnant women in your office the past few years? Lots of strollers in the local park? It's what number crunchers call anecdotal evidence -- you see something that looks like a trend, ...

Money Magazine: HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP TO OTHER HOUSEHOLDS? updated: Tue Oct 01 1991 00:01:00

Use the worksheet and table on this page to determine how well-off you are compared with your fellow Americans. First, add up your net assets in the spaces provided at left, then check your figures...

Fortune: SIGNAL updated: Mon Dec 19 1988 00:01:00

Young Americans are no longer getting better educated than their elders, according to the Census Bureau. As of March 1987 -- the most recent period available -- people age 25 to 34 completed a medi...

Money Magazine: INDICATORS THAT GIVE INVESTORS SECOND SIGHTupdated: Wed Jun 01 1988 00:01:00

Ever since the Oct. 19 crash put Americans on recession alert, announcements of economic indicators such as those at left and on page 169 have been front- page news. With good reason: correctly int...


The guy next door tools around in a new Mercedes, while you drive that sturdy Plymouth Reliant you bought four years ago. On sunny weekends, his family relaxes on their sailboat; you, on the other ...

Money Magazine: STEPS TO WEALTH: LEARNING, EARNING, SAVING AND WEDDINGupdated: Mon Sep 01 1986 00:01:00

When the Census Bureau released a landmark study of wealth in America in late July, the principal findings grabbed headlines: the median net worth of white households, at $39,135, was roughly 12 ti...

Fortune: ECONOMIC STATISTICS: WHY THEY OFTEN LIE Those government-issued numbers on which so many business judgments, plans, and forecastupdated: Mon Apr 28 1986 00:01:00

TO ANYONE who believes economic statistics, the announcement from the U.S. Bureau of the Census last September was a bit of a shocker: its monthly figures on imports were way off. The snafu develop...

Fortune: ARE SERVICE JOBS GOOD JOBS? The shift to services is changing the type of work many Americans do, but it's not -- as some chargeupdated: Mon Jun 10 1985 00:01:00

IS THE EXPLOSIVE growth of service industries condemning increasing numbers of Americans to low-wage lives? To many economists, journalists, business and labor leaders, and politicians, the answer ...

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