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  United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The U.S. is considered to have the most powerful military in the world, in part due to the size of its defense budget; the American defense expenditures in 2005 was estimated to be greater than the next 14 largest national military budgets combined.
A satellite composite image of the contiguous U.S. Deciduous vegetation and grasslands prevail in the east, transitioning to prairies, boreal forests, and the Rocky Mountains in the west, and deserts in the southwest.
Altogether, the U.S. government owns 1,020,779 square miles (2,643,807 kmĀ²) which is 28.8% of the total land area of the U.S. The bulk of this land is protected park and forestland; but some is leased for oil and gas exploration, mining, and cattle ranching.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States   (7765 words)

 United States Census - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The practice of including non-citizens in the official census figures is highly controversial as the census is used for the apportionment between the states of seats in the House of Representatives, and derived from that, of electors to the Electoral College.
The Census also employs the practice of using hot deck imputation to assign data to housing units where occupation status is unknown.
The eighth Census estimated the population of the United States at 31,400,000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/US_Census   (1768 words)

 What is in the US census
The 1870 census (column 13) and 1880 census (column 7) indicate the month in which the person was born, if born "within the year," that is between June 1, 1869 and May 31, 1870 for the 1870 census, or June 1, 1879 and May 31, 1880, for the 1880 census.
The official census day was June 1 in both 1870 and 1880, although the enumerator may have visited the household at a later date.
The official census day was June 1 in each of these census years, although the enumerator may have visited the household at a later date.
www.allcensus.com /whatsin.html   (1108 words)

 About the 1880 US Census Records
The 1880 census was also the first to identify relationship to the head of household; illness or disability at the time the census was taken; marital status; number of months unemployed during the year; and the state or country of birth of every individual’s father and mother.
The census may be used to supplement birth or marriage records for the census year or even to partially replace them where vital records are not recorded elsewhere.
This is the first census to state relationship to the head of household, but the wife may not be the mother of the children.
www.familycensus.com /1880.html   (312 words)

 1840 US Census, Aroostook, Maine: transcriptions
The Sixth Census of the United States, undertaken in 1840, was a head of household census; that is, it recorded the name only of the heads of families; the rest of the information was recorded in terms of numbers of people within households, without names.
The census data is supposed to be as of June 1, 1840, the date on which census enumeration began; the census in Aroostook County seems to have been completed by the end of September 1840.
Once the enumeration was finished, "correct" copies of the completed census forms were "set up at two of the most public places within the Division, open to the inspection of all concerned," according to notes at the end of each division's pages, and one was sent to the US district court in the region.
www.upperstjohn.com /1840   (1360 words)

 How Many Bicycle Commuters Are There in the USA? -- Data from US Census
Based on this data, the US Census estimates that there are between 411,000 and 750,000 people over the age of 16 who ride bicycles more miles than any other vehicle to get to work during an average week.
To be listed on the census as a bicycle commuter the cyclist has to be over 16, and the cyclist has to be going to work, not to school or on an errand.
In the US, figures based on the number of miles are preferred over those based on the number of trips or the number of days because mile-based figures make motor vehicle travel seem more important.
www.kenkifer.com /bikepages/survey/commuter.htm   (1267 words)

 US Census Population and Housing (1990)
1990 Census of Population and Housing,Suffolk County, NY Source: Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Summary Tape File 1A on CD-ROM (Middle Atlantic Division, Volume 1) prepared by the Bureau of the Census.
The Census Bureau conducted two assessments of Shelter and Street Night: (1) the quality of the lists of shelters used for the Shelter and Street Night operation; and (2) how well procedures were followed by census takers for the street count in parts of five cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans, and Phoenix).
In 1990 census data products, the phrase "inmates of institutions" was changed to "institutionalized persons." Also, persons living in noninstitutional group quarters were referred to as "other persons in group quarters," and the phrase "staff residents" was used for staff living in institutions.
www.co.suffolk.ny.us /webtemp3.cfm?dept=11&id=363   (14939 words)

 CensusMate - Census worksheet for genealogy and family history
Census data are among the most useful of all genealogy records available to the family historian, but the records taken before 1850 make it difficult to find birthdates.
The two figures below hint at the way the census data on Henry Haynes and his family are easier to understand and analyze in the timeline format.
The 1820 census, for example, is modified from the 1810 census.
www.censusmate.com   (211 words)

 1850 US Census, Aroostook, Maine: transcriptions
Households in northern Aroostook County with Irish-born inhabitants in the 1850 US Census of northern Aroostook County
This was the Seventh Census taken by the United States, and the fourth one of this region of Maine.
The 1850 census was the first US census to list the names of each individual in the household (earlier ones had listed only the heads of household).
www.upperstjohn.com /1850   (1053 words)

 Census Project Home Page
The USGenWeb Archives Census Project was started in February 1997 with the mission of transcribing every US Federal Census to be uploaded to the USGenWeb Archives.
If you are a census transcriber and wish to have your work included in the Archives collection, please submit it to the appropriate state file manager.
The Census Project, formerly the USGenWeb Archives Census Project, uses the Archives standard transcription format and files are uploaded to the Archives directories for permanent storage.
www.rootsweb.com /~usgenweb/census   (78 words)

 The US Census -- Betrayal of Trust
The United States of America census 2000 project tells Americans that the census is required by the US Constitution and that the personal questions they ask are needed to implement US law and to provide statistics for government spending programs.
Census officials have waged a campaign during the past year to convince Americans to cooperate with the census and answer all the questions, even the personal ones.
And it is possible that this census worker is doubling as a police officer and checking for illegal residents or perhaps peeking for clues about illegal drugs.
www.progress.org /archive/fold150.htm   (766 words)

 US Census Records 1790-1930 | Online Indexes | Census Clues
The 1930 Census was released to the public on 1 April 2002
The 1890 census was destroyed or badly damaged in a fire in Washington in 1921.
Microfilm rolls for US Census records (and the available indexes 1880-1930) are available at the National Archives (NARA), the NARA branches, some libraries, and the LDS Family History Library (FHL) in Salt Lake City, which means you can order them from local Family History Centers for viewing and photocopying for a small fee.
home.att.net /~wee-monster/census.html   (2035 words)

 DontSpyOnUs :: SCANDAL: US Census Data Used in Government Passenger Profiling Test   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The US government used data from the 1990 census and the records of close to a half million Northwest Airlines passengers in a test of a CAPPS II-like program.
The author remarked that "as many as 70% of the persons {in the 1990 US census} were unique in terms of a combination of 42 simple personal and household characteristics.
The US census would become about as useful as the information given when one registers with a website: we would become a nation that – at least on paper – was populated by 99 year-old millionaire grandmothers from Albania.
www.dontspyon.us /census.html   (500 words)

 Lowest prices on the net for 1790 thru 1930 US Census Records on CD-ROM
The census records will be sent as images of the original pages of the census scanned from US Government microfilm and stored on a CD-ROM that you can view on your computer.
Census records are essential to any successful genealogy research.
You will find our census record images far superior to the microfilm you view at the library and you can see them in your own home at your leisure.
www.allcensus.com   (272 words)

 1920 US Census   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Roch emmigrated to the US in 1855 and was a naturalized American.
Nazaire emigrated to the US in 1871 and was naturalized.
Source: 1900 US Census, Fairfiled, CT, Enumeration district 26, page 22B Rosalie is widowed and lives with two nephews, Louis Quessy and (illegible).
www.caissy.com /quessy/QUESSY_CENSUS.htm   (430 words)

 U. S. Census Research 1790-1930   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Unfortunately the 1890 census was badly damaged due to fire and water and neglect and no longer exists except for a few fragments.
I would only be able to do this if the census year you are interested in has an index and the person you are looking for was a head of household at the time.
Some states are missing entire census years for various reasons, and as you may know the 1890 census is lost for the entire United States.
www.martygrant.com /census.htm   (2065 words)

 Bill seeks to narrow US census count - The Boston Globe
WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker yesterday proposed changing the US Constitution to exclude non-citizens from the census for the purpose of drawing congressional districts, a move that effectively would deny them a voice in US politics.
Under the present system, as determined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, the Census Bureau counts all individuals living in the country, once every 10 years.
These data are used when drawing up the 435 congressional districts and when determining each state's vote in the Electoral College that decides presidential elections.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2005/12/07/bill_seeks_to_narrow_us_census_count   (294 words)

 Nevada State Library and Archives - State Data Center
The State Data Center Program is a cooperative effort of the US Census Bureau and the states to improve public access to census statistics and information.
The objectives of the program are twofold: to provide access to and extend the use of Census Bureau statistical resources, and to provide training and technical assistance in accessing and using the data.
Whether you are needing to know the number of rental units in Winnemucca, the amount of exports from Nevada, or the school age population of one census tract in Reno, your State Data Center has the answers.
dmla.clan.lib.nv.us /docs/nsla/sdc   (251 words)

 Vermont State Data Center (VTSDC)
The UVM Center for Rural Studies is the US Census Bureau's Vermont State Data Center.
Census 2000 demographic profile tables (in.pdf formats) with social, economic and housing characteristics for Vermont and its counties, towns, and villages.
Census 2000 data on where residents go to work and where workers commute from.
crs.uvm.edu /census   (1053 words)

 GeoLytics - US Census demographic and GIS data products
CensusCD 1970 is the first product to allow access to the results of the 1970 US Census down to the Census tract.
The data for CensusCD 1970 is the Fourth Count Population Summary Tape and Fourth Count Housing Summary Tape from the US Census Bureau.
1970 data is sometimes suppressed by the US Census Bureau to protect confidentiality.
www.geolytics.com /USCensus,Census-1970,Products.asp   (481 words)

 HSLDA | US Census Issue Center
The nationwide population census is authorized under Article I, Section 2, of the United States Constitution.
The decennial census first changed in 1820 to include occupational information in addition to the first six questions.
Since it's beginning the US Census has been a cause of concern for many Americans, initially because the census information was public, but now because of the increased number of invasive questions.
www.hslda.org /docs/nche/Issues/U/USCensus.asp   (298 words)

 Political Affairs Magazine - US Census Bureau to Hide Poverty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Census Bureau is playing with numbers to hide growing poverty rates, suggests a new report published jointly by the non-partisan Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP).
In the past, the Census Bureau has used some of these more exacting NAS standards to create an unofficial poverty rate that it didn’t publicize, but it now has announced plans to drop this method of accounting altogether.
The Census Bureau Public Information Office refused to respond to an e-mail inquiry asking for an explanation for why it has chosen to use less accurate methods and inflated estimates to artificially reduce poverty rate.
www.politicalaffairs.net /article/articleview/3089/1/158   (786 words)

 Census 2000 – US Census Bureau Release Dates
Census 2000 – US Census Bureau Release Dates
The US Census Bureau releases Census 2000 data to states as it becomes available.
The following is a list of Census 2000 release dates and brief descriptions of the released files.
www.labor.state.ak.us /research/cgin/newsletters/winter2003/p4release.htm   (229 words)

 Disability and the 2000 Census
The 2000 U.S. Census shows us that 49.7 million people in the U. age 5 and over have a disability -- nearly 1 in 5 U.S. residents, or 19 percent.
"If the Census were really exhaustive about measuring people who have difficulty with functions, the number of people with disabilities would, in fact, be much higher than it is," he continues.
The 2000 Census questions "are not ideal," says the Disability Statistics Center's Steven Kaye, "but they are better than those from the 1990 Census, and the Census is a better vehicle than the Survey of Income and Program Participation for getting accurate numbers.
www.accessiblesociety.org /topics/demographics-identity/census2000.htm   (1667 words)

 United States Census Database, 2000
The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census of population every 10 years, as mandated by the United States Constitution.
This map layer was compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The information is presented by county and includes statistics on total population; population under age 18; population by age, gender, race, and ethnic group; and change in population between 1990 and 2000.
www.nationalatlas.gov /mld/ce2000t.html   (224 words)

Some of the most helpful, but confusing, records to obtain are copies of the census records for your ancestors.
Records from the US census cannot be obtained by the public until 70 years after enumeration; but, available records cover the years from 1790 to 1920.
That is lucky for us, because of the misspellings on census records, and the way our ancestors changed the spelling of their surnames.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/genealogy/19821   (315 words)

 Cyndi's List - U.S. - Census
Transcript of the 1880 census of the town of Chilmark, Mass.
Norwegians in the 1880 census for the Dakota Territory 
Norwegians in the 1880 census for New Hampshire 
www.cyndislist.com /census.htm   (3270 words)

 Census Project (USGenWeb) at RootsWeb - Home Page Welcome
Started in February, 1997, The USGenWeb Census Project is an all-volunteer project to transcribe census records in a standard format in order to make them available to genealogical researchers on the Internet.
This is your chance to help others by sharing your resources and time to assure that all future researchers will have the benefit of all of the census enumerations at the click of the mouse.
Census Kidz (This project is setup to help kids and teenagers wanting to transcribe a census for a project-or just for fun.)
www.rootsweb.com /~census   (346 words)

 Bonugli.com - US Census
Now available is an excerpt of the 1900 and 1910 US censuses which detail members of the Bonugli family.
Many thanks to Belinda Rodriguez for this excellent find, which has already enabled me to confirm a link between the old 'Basilio section' and the 'US Main section' of the Bonugli family tree.
I will be able to include some higher quality images shortly but in the meantime you can view the images by clicking on the thumbnails below.
www.bonugli.com /origins/en/census.shtml   (78 words)

 US Census and GIS
The instruction also cover downloading the same data for all the counties in the U.S. The steps are outlined in the power point file linked here.
Use the file of data on number of foreign in all the counties in the contiguous U.S. that was created as a spreadsheet by the instructor andthen saved as a.dbf file.
The shapefile for the US counties was obtained from the US Census Bureau.s Cartographic Boundary Files webpage.
www.columbia.edu /acis/eds/gis/workshop/ex3.html   (704 words)

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