Stories tagged: census
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 …
Wed., April 28, 2010
Mailer draws Postal Service review
Fundraising letters to Eastern Washington voters from the national Republican Party are being investigated by the Postal Service and criticized by members of Congress who view them as an illegal …
Wed., April 28, 2010
Census workers start home visits Saturday
Census workers will begin making visits Saturday to households that did not mail back their questionnaires. The Spokane census office has hired 1,400 temporary workers to count 117,000 addresses in …
Tue., April 27, 2010, 5:50 p.m.
RNC letters displaying ‘census’ draw complaints
Fundraising letters to Eastern Washington voters from the national Republican Party are being investigated by the Postal Service and criticized by members of Congress who view them as illegal infringement …
Tue., April 27, 2010, 3:32 p.m.
Census workers to begin visiting homes on May 1
Census workers on May 1 will begin visiting households that did not mail back their questionnaires.
Tue., April 20, 2010, 9:57 a.m.
Census says women equal to men in advanced degrees
Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women …
Thu., April 15, 2010
Tribes promote census count
PLUMMER, Idaho – The crowd chuckled appreciatively when Ernie Stensgar began singing “One little, two little, three little Indians” during a U.S. census rally Wednesday on the Coeur d’Alene Indian …
Tue., April 13, 2010
Attacks on census worry Republicans
WASHINGTON – According to many writers in the conservative blogosphere, the census taker is second only to the taxman as the pre-eminent symbol of big government intrusion. Now several prominent …
Wed., April 7, 2010
Editorial: Filling out census today will keep worker away
If you’re feeling hapless about federal government spending, here is one thing you can do about it: Fill out your census form and drop it in the mail. If you …
Thu., April 1, 2010
Inland Northwest participation rates generally near 60 percent
A look at information about the 2010 Census, including questions asked, confidentiality, what’s at stake, and how much money can be saved.
Thu., March 25, 2010
Rural Idaho counties see population decline
The number of people moving out of rural Idaho increased between mid-2008 and mid-2009 as the recession reached into every corner of the state.
Mon., March 22, 2010
Boats, skis, ATVs aid census work
PORTLAND, Maine – Census workers are using snowmobiles, airplanes, all-terrain vehicles – even lobster boats – to visit the most far-flung, hidden-away dwellings when counting the nation’s populace. Hand-delivering 2010 …
Wed., March 17, 2010
Census sends show on road to encourage accurate count
Ryan Eaton visited the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on Tuesday afternoon during a school field trip to learn more about the 2010 U.S. census. The kindergartener said his family’s census …
Mon., Oct. 5, 2009
Billboards, TV part of census campaign
SEATTLE — Next April, a questionnaire from the U.S. Census Bureau will appear in your mailbox – and government officials really hope it won’t get tossed in the junk pile. …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2009, 9:26 a.m.
Census data show effects of Idaho unemployment
High unemployment rates are altering how Idaho residents live, according to new data released Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Tue., Sept. 22, 2009
Census figures show impact of recession on Americans
WASHINGTON – The recession is profoundly disrupting American life: More people are delaying marriage and home-buying, turning to carpools yet getting stuck in ever-worse traffic, staying put rather than moving …
Fri., Sept. 11, 2009
Poverty rate hits 11-year U.S. high
WASHINGTON – The government’s first broad look at the recession’s impact on American households in 2008 showed that the nation’s poverty rate jumped to an 11-year high, incomes sank for …
Tue., July 21, 2009
Voter turnout rate down in ’08, census data show
WASHINGTON – For all the attention generated by Barack Obama’s candidacy, the share of eligible voters who actually cast ballots in November declined for the first time in a dozen …
Wed., July 1, 2009, 2:16 p.m.
Recession has rural Idahoans staying put
BOISE - Rural Idaho residents have been staying put in the current recession, unlike the previous recession when they moved in large numbers to the state’s urban areas. People can’t …
Fri., May 29, 2009
Multiracial people fastest-growing group in U.S.
WASHINGTON – Multiracial Americans have become the fastest-growing demographic group, wielding an impact on minority growth that challenges traditional notions of race. The number of multiracial people rose 3.4 percent …
Thu., April 23, 2009
Census official seeks city’s help promoting count
A representative from the U.S. Census Bureau spoke before the Medical Lake City Council on Tuesday night to ask for support in promoting the importance of the census. “We cannot …
Tue., Jan. 13, 2009, 12:52 p.m.
Census Bureau to hire hundreds in E. Washington
Several hundred jobs soon will be available in Eastern Washington to help the federal government meet its constitutional responsibilities. The U.S. Census Bureau opened a Spokane office in November to …
Tue., Dec. 23, 2008
Idaho, Washington growing fast
Idaho remains one of the country’s fastest-growing states, but its growth rate has slipped over the past three years, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. From July …