U.S. Census Bureau

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    July 3, 2014

    Rice Professor Will Study People Displaced By Houston's Residential Developments

    It doesn't take a lot of looking around to see new construction all over the place in Houston. A Rice sociologist wants to find out who is being affected by Houston's rapid residential development. Led by sociology professor Steven Murdock, the former head of the U.S. Census Bureau, Rice will begi ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    Texas Becomes Second Most Populous State, Adds More Than 387,000 Residents

    According to the New York Times, the state of New York is ceding its status as most populous state to California as U.S. Census numbers rolled out Monday. Texas now moves into the No. 2 spot and has achieved the greatest growth of any state in the U.S. over the last 10 years. The numbers from the U ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Amid All the Good Things Going On in HISD, Why Is It So Many of Our Kids Still Can't Read?

    HISD students may be able to pass the test needed to graduate, but that doesn't mean they know how to read.

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    November 26, 2013

    Latest From the Right Wing Fever Swamp: Census Bureau Faked 2012 Jobs Report

    There are certain political news-consumers who choose their media diet fastidiously: if it's not right wing, it's not on the menu. These media "swamps" are the places where the Birthers lurk, Benghazi is a massive cover-up, and -- despite the fact that the Dow Jones closed over 16,000 for the first ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    How Houston Compares Favorably to Rest of U.S. Economy

    Recently, I wrote about the realities of income distribution in the U.S. Today, I'm going to focus on Houston. The following information comes from the American Community Survey done by the U.S. Census Bureau. (Link here). The figures are from 2012. Here's some good news: we make more money in Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    John Cornyn Insists Voter ID=Voter Equality, The Right Side of Texas Nods Its Amens

    While President Obama and many others see the Supreme Court's June ruling on the Voter Rights Act as the complete knee-capping of minority election rights, our own Senator John Cornyn says everything is a-OK and it's about time. Continuing his appeal to the right wing people of Texas, says the SC ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Houston Wins Census Challenge, Increases Official Population Total by a Whopping 812

    On any given Sunday during football season, there are 70,000 people sitting in the stands watching the game. Imagine just over one percent of those people, probably the number of combined fans standing in the beer and bathroom lines at halftime at one corner of the upper level, and you just imagined ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 1, 2012

    Should I Go to Spain to Learn Spanish?

    And do Mexicans eat chocolates?

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    October 11, 2012

    6 Thoughts On Tracy McGrady's Exporting Himself To China For The 2012-13 Season

    No one wants to spend their twilight years alone. It's often said that when the years are winding down, people want to be around their loved ones, around people who appreciate them and would do anything for them. If that is indeed true, then Tracy McGrady's signing a one-year contract with Qingdao ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Wait A Second, Did Mitt Romney Just Mess With Texas? (He did.)

    For all the analysis that has sprung from Mitt Romney's stoopid rather imprudent comments, which magazine Mother Jones captured and released earlier this week, it's possible one thing has been lost in the tumult. Mitt Romney just messed with Texas. He just messed with it but good. According to Tax ... More >>

  • News

    September 6, 2012

    Cambodian Weed

    The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, up North, out West, hoping to get rich.

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    June 8, 2012

    Dems Dream Of A Blue Texas As They Convene In Houston

    For people who've been losing Texas elections pretty consistently since the `80s, Democrats at the Democratic State Convention officially kicking off today in downtown Houston are surprisingly upbeat. That's because many of them are expecting the tide to turn in Texas politics, maybe not today or to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Scott Hochberg: Politically Extinct Due To Redistricting?

    Scott Hochberg has a target on his back​A marathon session in the state House of Representatives has produced a proposed redistricting map, and it's bad news for two Houston Democrats: Scott Hochberg and Hubert Vo. Houston loses one district under the map, and in the game of musical chairs, i ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    February 18, 2010
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    January 14, 2010
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    December 23, 2009

    Gettin' Kinda Crowded -- Texas Grows More Than Any Other State In Past Year

    ​Further proof that we're not being hit as hard in the Great Recession as some -- Texas added more residents in the past 12 months than any state in the union, the Census Bureau reported today.Texas added 478,000 residents in the previous 12 months, beating out California, which added almost 100,0 ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 28, 2009

    Advanced Mexican Studies

    Where are all the professionals and college degrees?

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    April 16, 2009

    Wet Backs

    Can water shortages be blamed on Mexicans?

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    The Census Bureau Is Counting On You -- To Apply For A Job

    Looking for a job? The US Census Bureau is looking for you. And it's not waiting for any lousy stimulus funds. It's hiring now.There are 3,000 slots in the Houston area for work connected to the 2010 Census, which is ramping up as we speak.Much of the work involves walking neighborhood streets with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Texas To Get More And More U.S. Representatives, Thank God

    You know what this country needs? More congressmen and -women from Texas.And it's going to get them.Election Data Services, a company that..ummmm....specializes in providing data about elections, has made its initial study of Census Bureau statistics for the 2010 Congressional re-apportionment, and ... More >>

  • News

    November 20, 2008

    The Collector: Mack McCormick's Huge Archive of Culture and Lore

    A great American folklorist has spent a life squirreling away bits and pieces of Texas culture. Now time is running out on him and his inventory.

  • News

    November 13, 2008

    The McCain-est County

    Not a Democratic year in King County

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    November 5, 2008

    The Most McCain County In Texas

    Nationwide county-by-county results are available on lots of interactive maps on the web. we used one to find that -- as far as some quick cursor-rolling can determine -- the biggest McCain vote in Texas, percentage-wise, came from King County in the southern Panhandle. Ninety-three percent of King ... More >>

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    August 26, 2008

    Texas Continues To Shine At Being Uninsured

    Texas is at the top of the heap again – this time we are the most uninsured state, health care-wise, in the country. Woo hoo! Oh, snap, wait, that’s not a good thing, is it? The U.S. Census Bureau released a report today stating that the number of uninsured in America was down to just 15.3% in ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008

    Coming Soon: The Anglo Minority In Texas

    The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report today saying that minorities will become the majority in America in the year 2042. There was no state-by-state breakdown (that will be released in a few months), but we talked to the State Demographer of Texas to find out when Anglos in the Lone Star Sta ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    There's More and More Houstonians

    Feeling a little crowded? You should -- Houston has just been declared the country's fastest-growing city. And that's according to the U.S. Census Bureau, so you know it's got to be right. The bureau released a new study today on growth in U.S. cities between July 1, 2006 and July 1, 2007. No cit ... More >>

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    August 9, 2007

    Harris County Leads the Nation in Minority Growth. What You Got Now, Los Angeles?

    You don't need to be an anthropologist to walk around the streets of Houston and notice we have one of the richest and most culturally and racially diverse cities around. But in case you haven't been outside for the past ten years or don't believe that, indeed, white people here are getting old and ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Not Your Standard Issue

    Architects design one-of-a-kind houses for the Fifth Ward, trying to prove that even lower-end houses don't have to be a cookie-cutter box

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    March 4, 1999
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    January 14, 1999

    Down For The Count

    A test census survey stirs up questions on privacy

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    July 23, 1998

    Trench Warfare

    There's a hole carved out of the earth 32 feet deep, 210 feet wide, and 400 feet long near the Texas-Mexico border.

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    February 9, 1995
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    December 9, 1993

    Snow Job

    Why would the U.S. ship dozens of snowmobiles to the Caribbean?