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  • U.S. less on move during bad economy

    Yet another symptom of the economic downturn: Americans aren't moving.


  • Fairfax hurries to aid voters deficient in English

    Fairfax County is scrambling to meet new federal requirements to provide language assistance for English-speaking- deficient Hispanic voters - with state and local elections less than four weeks away.


  • (Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times)

    New poverty numbers reflect post-recession blues

    In the first full calendar year after the Great Recession, the U.S. poverty rate jumped past 15 percent, the highest in 17 years, as a new historical high of 46.2 million Americans fell below the official poverty line, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.


  • Census Bureau gets specific on nuptials

    The marriage market for men was bullish in Arkansas and several Western states in 2009, while divorce rates on the two coasts were lower than they were in the Old South, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday in a first-of-its-kind survey of American mating and splitting patterns in the states.


  • 1 in 10 U.S. children live with a grandparent

    One in 10 American children lived in a home with a grandparent in 2009, a 64 percent jump from two decades ago, the U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday.


  • Census shows drop in D.C.'s black population

    Official 2010 Census figures released Thursday show the District's black population declining to slightly more than 50 percent of the city's total number of residents.


  • U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves (Associated Press)

    More than half of population hike is Hispanic

    The new center of the U.S. population is in Missouri, about 2.7 miles northeast of the village of Plato, according to U.S. Census Bureau findings from the 2010 count that were released Thursday and also showed that Hispanics accounted for more than half of the nation's population increase over the past decade.


  • Cupid's arrows striking less often at Vegas chapels

    Las Vegas' love life is in the dumps. Fewer than 92,000 couples married in or around Sin City last year.


  • ** FILE ** U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert M. Groves announces results of the 2010 census at the National Press Club in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Census estimates show big gains for U.S. minorities

    U.S. racial minorities accounted for roughly 85 percent of the nation's population growth over the past decade — one of the largest shares ever — with Hispanics accounting for much of the gain in many of the states picking up new House seats.


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