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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 …


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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. …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


More Spokane residents live alone

Compared to the rest of the country, more Spokane County residents live alone and more are divorced. More grandparents are raising their grandkids. More residents live in big homes, but …


Census: More divorcees, bigger homes in Spokane Co.

Compared with the rest of the country, more Spokane County residents live alone and more are divorced. Those are some characteristics gleaned from the newest batch of Census figures released …


Boomers’ Children Born To Be Wired Technology And Tolerance Come Easy To Echo Boomers

The baby boomers took to the streets and vowed to change the world. Then came generation X, which saw a world that wasn’t much different. Now, a new generation is …


Idaho Going Gray Faster Than Most Influx Of Retirees Swells Over-65 Population

Idaho fast is becoming a mecca for senior citizens. By 2025, 1 in 5 people living in Idaho will be 65 or older, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The …


Number Of Idaho Farms On The Rise

The number of Idaho farms in 1995 is estimated at 21,500, an increase of 1,000 farms from last year. The increase in farm numbers in Idaho is primarily due to …