Stories tagged: U.S. Census Bureau
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Seattle rents now rank among top 5 most expensive in U.S.; Tacoma joins $1,000 club
New numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that is Seattle is – for the first time – among the five most-expensive big cities for renters. The median amount paid …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 10:13 p.m.
As newcomers flock to Washington, native residents move away
According to U.S. Census Bureau data, last year was the first time in at least a decade when the number of native-born Washington residents in King County declined, the Seattle …
Mon., Dec. 15, 2014
Report details boomers’ disabilities
Nearly 40 percent of people age 65 and older had at least one disability, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report that covered 2008 to 2012. Of those 15.7 million …
Thu., June 13, 2013, 7:10 a.m.
Census: Minorities comprise half of under-5 group
WASHINGTON — For the first time, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group. It’s a historic shift that shows how young people …
Wed., May 22, 2013
Idaho still ranks low on education spending
Idaho remains stuck near the bottom of public education funding, ranking second to last of all states in per-student spending for a third straight year, according to U.S. Census Bureau …
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 …
Thu., May 12, 2011
Median age jumps in N. Idaho census data
North Idaho is going gray faster than the rest of the state, numbers released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau show. The median age in each of Idaho’s five …
Wed., Dec. 15, 2010
Report shows local counties’ income and demographic numbers
Spokane County has a higher percentage of single men and single women. Kootenai County a higher percentage of married couples. Kootenai County residents are more likely to have been born …
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 …
Sun., Sept. 12, 2010
Doug Clark: Sticking it to Tacoma chases blues
Spokane has been officially reaffirmed as Washington’s second-largest city, once again snuffing our nemesis Tacoma like a cigarette butt under a biker’s boot heel. The numbers were unveiled last week …
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
Population estimate shows city leading Tacoma by slim margin
OLYMPIA – Spokane remains the Avis of Washington cities. Population figures released from the state Office of Financial Management keep Spokane in second place, with an estimated count of 205,673 …
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, 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 …
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.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 14, 2009
In brief: 2 arrested on drug, child injury charges
A toddler and an infant were in protective custody Tuesday after Post Falls police discovered weapons and drugs within their reach inside a home, according to police. Police seized pills, …
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 …