January 11, 1996 |
California's chances of winning an extra seat in Congress and a slightly greater share of federal funds because of a census readjustment looked dim Wednesday after arguments in the Supreme Court. The justices were highly skeptical of pleas on behalf of New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago that their 1990 census totals should be revised to make up for a probable undercount of blacks and Latinos. The Constitution calls for "an actual enumeration. . . .
September 27, 2000 |
Incomes rose across America in 1999 for an unprecedented fifth year and poverty dipped to its lowest level since 1979, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday, underscoring the breadth of the nation's economic prosperity as November's election nears. Driven by strong economic growth in the South and Midwest, median household earnings reached $40,800, the highest level the bureau has found since it first began collecting income statistics in 1967.
December 25, 1994 |
Leroy Yellowhair lives in a cramped, one-room home carved out of a dirt hill. The roof is draped with plastic bags to keep out dust and rain. A stove concocted from the bottom of a corroded oil drum heats the center of the circular room. The dugout and the scrap metal, broken crates and more rusty oil drums littered around it stand in contrast to the stark beauty of the muddy red cliffs and canyon the home overlooks.
December 29, 2000 |
California will pick up only one new seat in the U.S. House of Representatives--its smallest gain in 80 years--as a result of the population numbers released by the Census Bureau on Thursday. Four states--Texas, Florida, Georgia and Arizona--will gain two House seats each. The biggest losers are New York and Pennsylvania, each giving up two seats. Nationally, the U.S. population reached 281,421,906 on census day last April 1, a gain of 13.2%.
December 19, 2000 |
American adults are getting better educated, new Census Bureau estimates show. Of Americans age 25 and older this year, a record-high 84.1% had at least a high school degree, up from 83.4% in 1999 and 24.5% in 1940, the earliest records available, according to the Census report being released today. In addition, 25.6% of those age 25 and older have graduated from college, also a new high. It was up slightly from 25.2% last year, and from 4.6% in 1940.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2000 |
The City Council is slated to vote Tuesday on a measure to support Census Day 2000, the April kickoff of the 2000 census. The U.S. Census Bureau gathers population and demographic data every 10 years. The information is used to help better allocate $100 billion to state and local governments for community programs and services. The programs include education, housing and community development and heath care services for the elderly.