United States Census - the best personalized free web-based Email en en United States Census Number of Hispanic, Asian-American voters increased in 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Census report shows that the number of Hispanic and Asian-American voters increased in 2016, even as the number of black voters decreased. The number of white voters also increased, but not enough to reverse an overall trend toward a more diverse electorate. Overall, the turnout rate ticked down only slightly sin... Wed, 10 May 2017 19:44:00 GMT 2017-05-10T19:44:00Z Census director abruptly quits people-counting agency WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the people-counting Census Bureau is leaving his job just as the agency steps up its once-a-decade tally, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson was expected to leave the agency at the end of the year but instead will depart June 30, according to a government statement. Thompson said he is pursuing "opp... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:46:00 GMT 2017-05-09T19:46:00Z Census: Young women in US favor jobs outside the home WASHINGTON (AP) — The milestones of adulthood for today's millennials: economic security and finishing school — not rushing to get married and have a family. And once they are married, young women in America are less likely to see homemaking as a career. The share of young women 25 to 34 who opted to forgo outside employment in favor of... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:49:00 GMT 2017-04-19T20:49:00Z Taliban attack kills 6 in Pakistan, including census workers LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a vehicle carrying census workers in eastern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing six people — two data collectors and four soldiers who were escorting them, a government spokesman and police said. The attack took place on the outskirts of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, said... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:09:00 GMT 2017-04-05T09:09:00Z Census suggests counting LGBTQ, then "corrects" and deletes WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it mistakenly proposed counting LGBTQ Americans and has since "corrected" the proposal to remove the gender and sexuality category. Gay rights groups quickly declared that it was another sign that President Donald Trump was reneging on a campaign promise to protect them. The statement came a day... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:13:00 GMT 2017-03-29T23:13:00Z Counting Americans: A new Mideast box on census is sensitive DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Zahraa Ballout isn't "white," and she certainly isn't "some other race." If the government gives her the choice of checking a new "Middle East/North Africa" box on a census form, would she? Yes, she says, despite some reservations about what it would mean to stand out after Americans elected a president who wants to ban travel from ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:35:00 GMT 2017-03-20T17:35:00Z Democratic effort led by ex-AG Holder targets swing states Seeking a path back to power in Congress, Democrats first want to hold on to the governorship in Virginia this year. Then they're setting their sights in 2018 on crucial governors' contests in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and elsewhere. The targeted races are part of a strategy by a new Democratic coalition led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:49:00 GMT 2017-03-01T00:49:00Z Commerce pick say NAFTA will be early target for team Trump WASHINGTON (AP) — Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a new Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico that has boosted trade but still stings laid off workers across the Midwest, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary told Congress on Wednesday. ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:48:00 GMT 2017-01-18T20:48:00Z Utah is fastest-growing state as West bucks sluggish trend SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is the fastest-growing state in the country, leading a cluster of Western states with populations on the upswing despite sluggish national growth, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau Tuesday. The state that's long had the country's highest birth rate grew just over 2 percent from July 2015 to July 2016, f... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:40:00 GMT 2016-12-20T22:40:00Z