Stories tagged: census
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 11:21 p.m.
Populations aging faster than nation in both Idaho, Washington
Both Idaho’s and Washington’s populations are aging faster than the nation’s as a whole, according to the latest census figures, and that has implications for the economy and the labor …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
Downtown Spokane census shows many older, younger residents and few Gen Xers
Urban living often is portrayed as a young person’s game, but at 52, John Waite is a pretty typical downtown Spokane resident. Waite, the owner of Merlyn’s and Auntie’s Bookshop, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
We’re No. 2! We’re No. 2! Spokane fends off Tacoma in coveted biggest-city listing
Spokane remains Washington’s second-largest city, according to Census population estimates released Thursday, but Tacoma is catching up quickly.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Census Bureau: Bend’s population exceeds 90,000
A new U.S. Census Bureau estimate says Bend’s population now tops 90,000.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Fastest-growing U.S. cities are in South; 4 of top 5 in Texas
Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas, according to …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:41 p.m.
Canada now has more seniors than children
For the first time in Canada’s history, there are more seniors than children.
Wed., March 29, 2017, 7 p.m.
Census suggests counting LGBTQ, then ‘corrects’ and deletes
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 …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow
The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 8:41 p.m.
U.S. population growth is lower than at any time since the Great Depression
Last year the United States had the lowest rate of population growth of any year since the Great Depression, according to Census figures released Tuesday.
Fri., Nov. 25, 2016, 7:34 a.m.
Australia says IBM settles over online census failure
Global technology giant IBM carried most of the blame for the crash of Australia’s online census three months ago and had compensated the government for the financial cost of the …
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
Census Bureau calls off 2017 test on Colville, Standing Rock reservations
The U.S. Census Bureau has canceled planned field operations tests next year on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas due …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, 8:34 a.m.
Middle class incomes had their fastest growth on record last year
The incomes of typical Americans rose in 2015 by 5.2 percent, the first significant boost to middle-class pay since the end of the Great Recession, the Census Bureau reported on …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
Census shows proportion of Myanmar Muslims unchanged
The proportion of Muslims in overwhelmingly Buddhist Myanmar has not increased in three decades, contrary to the fears of strident Buddhist nationalists.
UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2015, 10:19 p.m.
Man shoots and kills Census Bureau guard, injures DC police officer
SUITLAND, Md. — A fire official says a guard at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters has been shot and critically wounded.
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Census shows millennials are better educated, lower paid
Millennials! You’ve heard of them, right? Judging by the relentless media inquiry, you might suspect they are an alien race, landed from the future or outer space or Brooklyn, whom …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012
Minorities could be majority by 2043
Whites will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043 as the United States will for the first time become a majority of minority groups, the Census Bureau …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012
Eye on Boise: Idaho near middle in government units
BOISE – A new set of data from the Census Bureau shows it’s not necessarily true that every bump on every log in Idaho is incorporated, nor that because Idahoans …
Sun., July 15, 2012
Residents of LaCrosse, Wash., work to revitalize town
LACROSSE, Wash. – Small towns in Eastern Washington were in the spotlight last year after U.S. Census Bureau figures confirmed the raw truth of what’s happening across much of rural …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2011
County districts nearly equal in population after latest adjustment
Starting this month, when residents of nine Spokane County precincts call their commissioner, they can call him Al. Not Todd or Mark.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2011, 1:29 p.m.
Census: Population slowing in large portions of U.S.
Many states that posted big population gains in the 2010 census are now seeing their decade-long growth fizzle, hurt by a prolonged economic slump that is stretching into larger portions …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2011, 8:09 a.m.
Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever
Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90. First-ever census figures on the 90-plus population show it’s nearly tripled in size since 1980, to 1.9 million.
Thu., Nov. 3, 2011, 9:32 a.m.
Poorest poor in U.S. hits new record: 1 in 15 people
The ranks of America’s poorest poor have climbed to a record high — 1 in 15 people — spread widely across metropolitan areas as the housing bust pushed many inner-city …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2011
In the new class war, meet America’s army of child soldiers
Now that “class warfare” has been declared, decried and duplicated in an impressive lockstep, maybe it’s time to take a look at one of the armies. The big one, I …
Wed., June 8, 2011
Spokane, Coeur d’Alene now one statistical region
In the eyes of the U.S. Census Bureau, Spokane and Coeur d’Alene have been merged into a single metropolitan area with a population of 609,000 people. The combined statistical area …
Tue., June 7, 2011, 2:35 p.m.
Census Bureau adding CdA to Spokane metro area
The Spokane metropolitan area is about to become a lot bigger. Spokane and adjacent Coeur d’Alene will be combined into a single metropolitan area as a result of the 2010 …
Tue., May 31, 2011, 3:54 p.m.
Idaho ranks low, falling for school spending
It’s not just that Idaho ranks 50th in the nation for per-pupil spending on schools, an area where the state long has ranked low. It’s that Idaho’s ranking for school …
Thu., May 19, 2011
Local Census data: Young adult numbers increase
The number of young adults living in the city of Spokane has topped 50,000, a number driven by growing universities, a cultural rebound and an affordable cost of living for …
Tue., Dec. 14, 2010, 1:34 p.m.
More singles in Spokane County
New figures from the Census Bureau suggest Spokane and Kootenai counties are similar in many respects, but have some differences on things like marital status, education and immigration patterns.
Wed., Sept. 29, 2010
Nationwide and close to home, poverty tightens its grip
U.S. Census Bureau data reflect what everyone knows: The recession that persisted in 2009 bit into pay and benefits, and cut jobs. Poverty rates rose and food stamps were issued …
Tue., Sept. 28, 2010, 6:13 a.m.
Census finds record gap between rich and poor
The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in …