Posts Tagged ‘census’


Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Found an interesting statistic about the United State’s population and makeup yesterday on a blog: “Shifting Voter Demographics: America is a Different Country.”

In 1965 the nation was 89% white and 11% black, about the same as it had been during the previous century. Since then, high levels of Asian and Latin immigration have produced an America today which is 66% white and 33% “people of color,” a tripling of the minority population in only four decades. Remarkably, 10% of Americans are of Mexican descent and about 5% of the electorate speaks primarily Spanish.

They don’t cite their sources, but as soon as the 2010 Census results comes out, we’ll have more concrete facts …

It’s Census Day!!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Forget April Fools’ Day, it’s Census Day in my world today. I think I’ve told you my affection for the decennial census (which is Constitutionally mandated – Article I, Section 2, you Tea Bagging-haters). Anyway the census is a snapshot of every household today, April 1, 2010.

We filled out ours last night and we had a revelation – see, for 36 days of the year Liz and I are the same age. April 1 is one of those days.

On the census form Liz and I the same age.

Weird, eh?

No Census Online

Friday, March 19th, 2010

I love the decennial census, but you know this (see Census Fun).

We got our form in the mail the other day and I was confused to see you couldn’t fill the form out online. Doesn’t that seem like a logical option?

I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who found this odd: “One Thing You Still Can’t Do Online.”