Category Archives: US Census

2013 Statistical Abstract of the United States

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.  It was also designed to serve as a guide to other statistical publications and sources.   From … Continue reading

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American Housing Survey 2011, Now in American FactFinder

On January 3, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the American Housing Survey (AHS) for 2011 has been added to the online American FactFinder data access tool. The AHS includes the following topics:  plumbing and source of water and sewage … Continue reading

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Online Headlines: U.S. Census Will Offer Online Option

DISC News first noted the Census’ pending digital data collection initiative in May 2012 (Census Bureau Pushes Online Survey Response Option).  Now the Census Bureau has moved forward with the online response option for the American Community Survey: CBS News, U.S. Census … Continue reading

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New “Easy Stats” Web Tool from U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced a new online table-generator called Easy Stats, released in conjunction with the 2007-2011 American Community Survey five-year estimates. Easy Stats offers quick access to a total of 22 popular tables for the American Community Survey, in … Continue reading

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Census Bureau Mobile App: America’s Economy

The U.S. Census Bureau released its first mobile application, America’s Economy, in August.  Released for Android on August 9, and iPhone and iPad on August 23, the app brings together statistics from the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the … Continue reading

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Online Headlines: A Future Without Key Social and Economic Statistics for the Country

Since the U.S. House voted to kill both the American Community Survey and the Economic Survey, the response continues to build.  Meanwhile, the Senate is reportedly unlikely to agree with the de-funding of the ACS, and the White House has … Continue reading

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U.S. House Votes to De-Fund American Community Survey

In a 232-190 vote, U.S. House of Representatives voted last night (5/9/12) to de-fund the American Community Survey. The vote was an amendment to the 2012 appropriations bill for the Department of Commerce.   The Hill’s Floor Action blog described the amendment: Daniel … Continue reading

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Online Headlines: Census Bureau Pushes Online Survey Response Option

D’Vera Cohn, All Things Census, Pew Research Center, 26 April 2012 The Census Bureau plans to take a big step into the world of digital data collection starting in January, offering more than 3 million households that receive the American … Continue reading

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Online Headlines: “1940 Census So Popular that Servers Can’t Handle Demand”

Haya El Nasser, USA Today, 2 April 2012 Americans’ fascination with their roots overwhelmed Monday’s ballyhooed online rollout of the complete 1940 Census when 22.5 million people swarmed the website in the first three hours — paralyzing the system. Most … Continue reading

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ProQuest Will Update Statistical Abstract of the US

Excellent news for US data-seekers — the Statistical Abstract of the United States will be published by ProQuest starting with the 2013 edition!  The US Census Bureau announced a year ago that it would cease production of the Statistical Abstract … Continue reading

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