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In the News (Tue 23 Apr 19)

 washingtonpost.com: Bureau Opposes Adjusting Census
Census Bureau officials yesterday urged against adjusting the 2000 Census to compensate for people who were missed, dashing the hopes of Democrats and civil rights leaders that such an adjustment could be used in redrawing political boundaries.
Some Democrats urged the Census Bureau to release adjusted numbers anyway, so states could consider using them for redistricting even if they were not the figures deemed more accurate by the bureau.
But census officials say they could not rely on the survey as the basis for adjusting census figures because they were troubled about possible statistical errors and discrepancies with other official documents, such as birth, death and immigration records.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A11374-2001Mar1?language=printer   (649 words)

 Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Economic Analysis is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce
www.bea.gov   (57 words)

 The U.S. Census bureau in the 21st Century
In 1902, the Census Bureau was established as part of the Department of the Interior.
In 1880, the Census bureau first used "a tabulating machine, a wooden box in which a roll of paper was threaded past an opening where a clerk marked the tallies in various columns and then added up the marks when the roll was full." This operation made tabulating the data twice as fast
The Census Bureau has led in the development and use of technology for the collection and distribution of large data sets.
www.infotoday.com /searcher/jun02/drake.htm   (2892 words)

In 1902 the Bureau of the Census was established in the Dept. of the Interior; the following year it was transferred to the Dept. of Commerce and Labor and remained in the Dept. of Commerce when the Dept. of Labor was separated (1913).
Adjusting the 1980 census of population and housing.
Unadjusted census figures are generally believed to favor Republicans in the drawing of districts for the House of Representatives.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0811079.html   (459 words)

 Departure of Bureau's Director Deepens Census Controversy - 01-20-98
Census Bureau Director Martha Farnsworth Riche's announcement Jan. 12 that she will resign effective Jan. 30 deepened concerns among some Republicans over the bureau's plans for the 2000 census.
The surprise departure of the head of the Census Bureau further complicates the 2000 census, which is already clouded by partisan controversy in Congress over how to get the most accurate population count.
An undercount was evident in the 1990 census.
www.cnn.com /ALLPOLITICS/1998/01/20/cq/census.html   (840 words)

 Census Maps
Census geographic entities are organized by the U.S. Bureau of the Census into hierarchies for tabulating and reporting statistics.
The Census Bureau identifies and tabulates data for the urban and rural populations and their associated areas solely for the presentation and comparison of census statistical data.
These entities include a range of geography from census blocks (the smallest and most numerous type of geographic entity) to an entity for the entire United States.
www.michigan.gov /cgi/0,1607,7-158-12540_13863---,00.html   (263 words)

 USATODAY.com - Census Bureau releases adjusted figures for 2000
The Census Bureau is so hesitant about the figures that it said it would not assume any responsibility for their accuracy or help interpret them.
But the bureau said it doubted the accuracy of the results because they differed significantly from the Census itself and from estimates based on birth, death and immigration data.
The 2000 Census underestimated the nation's population by about 3.3 million residents or about 1.2%, according to controversial adjusted figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2002-12-05-census-usat_x.htm   (642 words)

 Child Support Data, as per the US Bureau of the Census, 1999
The second serious error in the data presented by the US Bureau of the Census stems from the fact that much of what is being presented is based on data about single parent families that was provided only by custodial single mothers and not corrected for by what non-custodial biological fathers report.
The policies of the US Bureau of the Census are hostile toward the traditional nuclear family and fathers, and favorable to promoting alternative types of families (perhaps "femilies" would be a better term to use).
Interestingly, the bias inherent in the presentation of the Bureau's data is present (whether on purpose or not is immaterial) in such a way that it obscures and diminishes the differences between family-types and groups of individuals who are involved in the upbringing of children.
www.fathersforlife.org /csus.htm   (2894 words)

 Science News Online (3/6/99): Census Sampling Confusion
In the Census Bureau's approach, the traditional count is the capture phase and the survey is the recapture phase.
Bureau officials call this approach a "one-number census" because the statistically adjusted result will be the one and only official count.
In planning for the 2000 census follow-up, the bureau has responded to criticisms of the 1990 post-enumeration survey, which was not actually used to adjust the 1990 counts.
www.sciencenews.org /sn_arc99/3_6_99/bob1.htm   (2224 words)

 AsianWeek: News: U.S. Census Bureau Expresses Regrets
Prewitt, the bureaus current director, said the agency “cooperated with the war effort by providing special tabulations of the Japanese American population for counties and county subdivisions.” He stressed there is no evidence that individual census records went to the War Department.
The Census Bureau still provides such data today, but it is coded to ensure that individuals’ addresses will not be known, he said.
The Census Bureau expressed its regrets once again for providing information that helped the military ferret out and detain Japanese Americans during World War II, and stressed such breaches in confidentiality will never happen again.
www.asianweek.com /2000_03_30/news_censusapology.html   (580 words)

 Court Strikes Down Census Bureau's Statistical Sampling Plan - Aug. 24, 1998
The Census Bureau, which was joined in its defense by Democratic members of Congress, the city of Los Angeles, and other groups, tried to prove that a 1976 amendment to that law leaves it to the discretion of the bureau as to how they count the population.
The House Republicans who filed suit against the Department of Commerce, the governmental parent of the Census Bureau, cited a 1957 law, designed at the time to update and expand the work of the Census Bureau, which said sampling can be used "except for the determination of population for apportionment purposes.
African-American and Latino groups say headcounts like the 1990 census undercount their true numbers because urban populations are hard to reach, and people don't always trust the motives of census-takers -- government employees paid to ask personal questions.
www.cnn.com /ALLPOLITICS/1998/08/24/census   (476 words)

 Data from the Census Bureau - UNCG Jackson Library
Bureau of the Census TIGER Mapping Service - The goal of this service is to provide a public resource for generating high-quality, detailed maps of any part of the United States, using public geographic data.
North Carolina Data from the Bureau of Census - state profiles from the 1990 Census, 1992 Census of Agriculture, County Business Patterns, and the Statistical Abstract.
Economic Indicators from the Bureau of Census - current economic indicator and links to addition economic data at the Census Bureau.
library.uncg.edu /depts/docs/us/Census.html   (1285 words)

 Community demographics - ePodunk
Although the Census Bureau considers SF 1 to be the official source of population numbers, the SF 3 numbers are a much more detailed source of information about local areas.
The Population Overview table is drawn from the Census Bureau's SF 1 file, which was compiled from the 2000 Census's short form.
Responses from the sample of households that reported on these long forms are then weighted by the Census Bureau to produce estimates for the entire population in the SF 3 file.
www.epodunk.com /demographics/footnote.html   (183 words)

 Census Bureau, 1997 Economic Census
To assist businesses in completing their forms, the Census Bureau is staffing a toll-free telephone line from 8 a.m.
Without it, policy-makers in both the public and private sector would be flying blind." By law, only sworn Census Bureau employees may see individual responses.
-X- The Census Bureau pre-eminent collector and provider of timely, relevant and quality data about the people and economy of the United States.
www.bonus.com /contour/POP/http@@/www.census.gov/Press-Release/cb98-25.html   (427 words)

 Bureau of Census
The Bureau of Census collects data on the balance of trade and foreign import and export, and it reports data to the government and the public at large.
A division of the federal government of the United States Bureau of Commerce that is responsible for conducting the national census at least once every 10 years, in which the population of the United States is counted.
The Bureau of Census is also responsible for collecting data on the people, economy and country of the United States.
www.investopedia.com /terms/b/bureauofcensus.asp   (266 words)

 ESRI News - Summer 1999 ARC News -- U.S. Bureau of the Census Utilizes ESRI's Internet Technology
In 1997, ESRI was part of a team chosen by the U.S. Bureau of the Census to help build the Data Access and Dissemination System (DADS), which will become the Internet site through which users of census data--from school children to state data centers to researchers of demographic data--will gain access to census data.
This requires a methodology that allows the project team to harness and utilize the expertise that resides with Census Bureau staff who know and understand the census data.
The Census Bureau estimates that several thousand users may access American FactFinder simultaneously at peak times.
www.esri.com /news/arcnews/summer99articles/18-usbureau.html   (1091 words)

 Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
In this partnership, the Census Bureau provides the Data Center and the twenty-four affiliate organizations in its network with census data products (especially for the State of Hawaii), technical support, training, many other types of assistance as well as the opportunity to provide input in certain census data matters.
The goal of the program is for the Hawaii State Data Center and the Census Bureau to be partners in data collection, data use and data distribution.
The Hawaii State Data Center and the U.S. Census Bureau participate in a joint federal-state agreement relating to the State Data Center program.
www2.hawaii.gov /dbedt/index.cfm?section=READ_Census449   (204 words)

 Census 2000 and Racial Information: Reverse Discrimination?
The Census Bureau wants you to believe that important medical research pertaining to race-specific illnesses would be hindered without the racial info from the census.
It is this same "small area / geographic" race data from the census that the Dept. of Justice uses to force employers in those areas to hire the right numbers of the right colors, or to "conform" the racial profiles of their workforce to the census data.
Census 2000 data concerning race and ethnicity will be used to support and justify a wide array of federal and state programs which administer federal funds (your tax dollars) based upon race or ethnicity.
www.adversity.net /special/census2000.htm   (1591 words)

 Bureau of the Census
The Census Bureau collects and publishes statistics on: population, transportation, housing, retail trade, agriculture, wholesale trade, mineral industries, selected service industries, construction industries, governments, manufacturers, and foreign trade, to mention a few topics.
Census products are available from Customer Services, U.S. Census Bureau and the Government Printing Office.
Census data comes in: printed reports, CD-ROMs, diskettes, on-line via CenStats, diskettes, and computer programs (e.g., the TIGER/Line files for computer mapping of census data), maps, microfiche, microfilm, and file printouts.
www.ngdc.noaa.gov /seg/hazard/resource/soc/censusbu.html   (213 words)

 Census Bureau: World Population Slowing to Dangerous Levels
In its report, "Global Population Profile: 2002," the Census Bureau notes that the 74 million people added to the world's population in 2002 were significantly fewer than the high of 87 million people added in 1989-1990.
"Census Bureau projections show this slow-down in population growth continuing into the foreseeable future," states the Bureau's brief on the findings.
The Bureau attributes the dropping growth rate to two major phenomena – the AIDS epidemic and declining fertility rates, including increased contraceptive use.
www.lifenews.com /nat397.html   (485 words)

Census Bureau population estimates are used in Federal funding allocations, in setting the levels of national surveys, and in monitoring recent demographic changes.
The Census of Agriculture, from the Census Bureau, provides a complete picture of the agricultural sector in the U.S. economy by county, state or ZIP code.
Official Bureau of the Census description of the objectives and strategies of the 22nd decennial census of the U.S. in the year 2000.
www.virtualref.com /subj/22.htm   (529 words)

 US Bureau of the Census - Fact Sheet - Hoover's
As a division of the US Department of Commerce, the Census Bureau crunches and publishes statistical information collected every ten years about the nation's economy, geography, and people, including housing statistics, community profiles, and education data.
The US Bureau of the Census is in the business of recording everything about the nation's business.
Get more info on US Census Bureau with a DandB Report.
hoovers.com /us-census-bureau/--ID__130444--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml   (263 words)

 About SIF
Bureau of the Census Regional Information Services: Information services specialists in the Bureau regional offices provide educational, inquiry, and reference services to data users.
Bureau of the Census Washington: Headquarters staff regularly conduct seminars and workshops on major Bureau programs.
The Internet address for the Census Bureau's home page is http://www.census.gov/.
www.ita.doc.gov /td/sif/bureau_of_the_census_data.htm   (230 words)

 American FactFinder
American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data from Census 2000, the 1990 Decennial Census, the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses, the American Community Survey, the Population Estimates Program, and the Annual Survey of Manufactures.
The Decennial Census is taken every 10 years to collect information about the people and housing of the United States.
The Economic Census profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years.
factfinder.census.gov   (337 words)

 LandView® 6
LandView 6 updates the Census 2000 statistical data as well as the EPA and USGS databases contained in LandView 5 that was released in November, 2002.
Uses the Population Estimator function to calculate Census 2000 demographic and housing characteristics for user defined radii.
If all you need to do is geocode addresses to census tracts or prepare EPA Risk Management Plans, then there is no need to upgrade from LandView 5 to LandView 6.
landview.census.gov   (503 words)

 Census Information
Census Bureau publications in Purdue Libraries can be found in the HSSE and MGMT Libraries.
The Census Bureau produces many publications chronicling the U.S.´ demographic and economic development.
Population census material will be in HSSE while economic census data will be at MGMT.
www.lib.purdue.edu /govdocs/census.html   (455 words)

 Census 2000 Home
The Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University serves as the governor's liaison to Census 2000, is a State Partner in the U.S. Census Bureau's State Data Center Program, and is the official state representative to the Federal State Cooperative on Population Estimates and Projections.
Sample data from the Census 2000 long-form, down to census the tract and block group level for Indiana will be released to the public on Tuesday, September 24th.
This site provides general information on the use and accessibility of data from Census 2000, as well as an archive of the site when it was in complete count mode.
www.census.indiana.edu   (341 words)

The main Census Bureau home page, with links to a variety of data sources and tools, including updates on Census 2000 data.
The data is collected annually by the Bureau of the Census.
The Geographic Areas Reference Manual describes in great detail the basic geographic entities the Census Bureau uses in its various data tabulations and documents the purposes, definitions, standards, criteria, and procedures used to select, define, delineate, and revise these geographic entities.
www.pace.edu /library/instruct/subguides/mort/censannot.html   (504 words)

 Census 2000 Data for New Jersey
US Bureau of the Census for New Jersey.
Census 2000 Gateway - Data for the US and all States (US Census Bureau)
This site provides highlights from Census Bureau sources of economic and demographic data for the U.S., states, counties, and congressional districts of the 108th Congress (US Census Bureau)
www.wnjpin.state.nj.us /OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi25   (763 words)

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