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Looking of US Census Data?

Friday, January 28th, 2011

If you’re looking for US Census data the Oklahoma Dept. of  Libraries  has just updated their site with resources such as “How to use Census data: guides and handouts about data from the U.S. Census Bureau”. It also includes links to three how-to guides about Census data:  **Choosing Census Data**– How do you choose between […]

US foreign-born population closes in on 37 million

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

From Docuticker: “The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 36.7 million of the nation’s population (12 percent) were foreign-born, and another 33 million (11 percent) were native-born with at least one foreign-born parent in 2009, making one in five people either first or second generation U.S. residents. The second generation were more likely than the foreign […]

Concern over new Canadian Census Form Changes

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Changes in the way census information will be collected due to privacy concerns is concerning many Canadians as well as the research community.   The long form questionnaire which contains valuable information for researchers and StatsCan will be eliminated and replaced with a new voluntary National Household Survey form and the results will never be […]

Aid Data & Google Maps: New Free Resources

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Thanks to Christina from David Lam library whose eagle-eye spotted these two new resources! 1) AidData is a database of data and information on foreign aid finance.  It just went live this week, and while still in Beta, contains over 1 million records.   “AidData attempts to capture the universe of development finance, increase the […]

Count down to the 2010 US Census

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

An interesting article from the NY Times documents the difficulties in tracking people in large metropolitan cities  such as New York. Also the 2010 Census website has detailed information about the upcoming US census.

American Community Survey- Latest Release

Friday, January 8th, 2010

The US Census Bureau conducts an official census every 10 years, with the next one coming up in March 2010.  In between years the Bureau conducts a variety of smaller-scale nationwide surveys, including the American Community Survey (ACS).  The ACS is sent to approximately 3 million households.  The most recent 3 year estimates based on […]

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