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03/26/2017 at 16:47. Facebook
Did the population in your county or metro area go up last year? Find out with new #population estimates! [ Go.usa.gov Link ]

Maricopa County Added Over 222 People Per Day in 2016

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03/25/2017 at 17:28. Facebook
After 106 years, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire remains the deadliest industrial disaster in New York City’s history. In 1911, New York passed the Sullivan-Hoey Fire Prevention Law in response to the fire. It required factory owners to install sprinkler systems, established the New York City Fire Prevention Bureau, and expanded the powers of the fire commissioner. Many states modeled...
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03/24/2017 at 18:57. Facebook
Learn about the value and everyday use of statistics. Our Statistics in Schools program provides resources for teaching and learning with real life data. Help students learn about their state: [ Go.usa.gov Link ].

State Facts for Students

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03/23/2017 at 14:21. Facebook
Maricopa County, #Arizona replaced Harris County, #Texas as the nation’s top numeric population gainer, adding over 222 people per day in 2016. See here: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
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03/22/2017 at 16:53. Facebook
Olive M. Riddleberger started working for the Census Office in 1889 as a stenographer and eventually started handling the calculations facilitated by the Hollerith counting machine. By 1909, 10 years before the 19th Amendment granted national women's suffrage, over 50 percent of the Census Bureau’s 624 employees were women. By 1916 Olive was an expert statistician at the Census Bureau and in...
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03/21/2017 at 18:17. Facebook
#DYK 1 in 12 #veterans are women? Thank you to those who have served. Get more statistics on demographic and economic topics for #WomensHistoryMonth: [ Go.usa.gov Link ].
In addition to counting every resident in the U.S. every 10 years, the Census Bureau conducts more than 130 surveys each year. When you respond to a survey or census, you are helping your community and the nation. Your answers become the statistics that businesses, governments and people like you use to make informed decisions. If you have received a survey, learn how to verify that the letter...
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Are You in a Survey?

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In honor of Women’s History Month, we released this graphic showing median earnings by detailed occupation from the 2015 American Community Survey. The occupation table shows the male-to-female earnings ratio for full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months. To view the full graphic, visit: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]

Women’s and Men’s Earnings by Occupation

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#DYK the top 5 exports and imports between the U.S. and #Ireland? [ Go.usa.gov Link ] #StPatricksDay
Happy #StPatricksDay! 32.7 million or 10.2% of U.S. residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2015. This number was more than seven times the population of Ireland itself (4.6 million). Irish was the nation’s second-most frequently reported European ancestry, trailing German. Get more Census Bureau statistics on Irish-Americans: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
Help the Census Bureau collect data for the American Housing Survey (AHS) and become a field representative! AHS provides current and continuing information about the amount, quality, and types of housing available in our country today. We're hiring field reps. in the Boston, Massachusetts Metro Area. To apply, please email: new.york.recruit@census.gov or call 212-584-3495. For more info...
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Massachusetts Jobs - New York Region - U.S. Census Bureau

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Help the Census Bureau collect data for the American Housing Survey (AHS) and become a field representative! AHS provides current and continuing information about the amount, quality, and types of housing available in our country today. We're hiring field reps. around the Rochester, New York Metro Area. To apply, please email: new.york.recruit@census.gov or call 212-584-3495. For more info...
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New York Jobs - New York Region - U.S. Census Bureau

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In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth we’re spotlighting influential Census women! Mary Oursler began working for the Census Office as a clerk in 1900. In 1908, she moved to the records office and eventually became the Official Custodian of Records. Mary and her staff helped over 10,000 people a month use the census records for age, citizenship, and family verification. She was also instrumental in...
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Mark your calendars! New county and metro population estimates will be available Thursday, March 23! Last year Texas metro areas led in population growth. Any guesses on who will lead this year? [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
Happy #PiDay! According to the American Community Survey (ACS), there are almost 8 million U.S. civilians employed in computer, engineering, and science occupations. Of those, 86,951 are mathematicians.Get more related statistics: [ Go.usa.gov Link ].

Stats for Stories: Pi Day

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C. Louis Kincannon was our acting director from July 1983 to March 1984, and January to December 1989. #OnThisDay in 2002, he returned as the Census Bureau’s director following Congressional confirmation. He led the agency until retiring in 2008. Learn more about past Census Bureau directors here: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
There were an estimated 9.9 million women-owned firms in the U.S. in 2012, up from 7.8 million or 26.8 % in 2007. We've highlighted more varied accomplishments of women and provided statistical information on demographic and economic topics for #WomensHistoryMonth: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]

FFF: Women’s History Month: March 2017

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#OnThisDay in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke to Americans by radio about the nation’s banking crisis in the first of his “Fireside Chats.” Learn more about the crisis and the Great Depression using census data at: [ Go.usa.gov Link ]
American Community Survey (ACS) data helps determine how more than $400 billion in federal funds are distributed to state and local areas each year. Earlier today at #SXSW, Jeff Meisel, Census Bureau's Chief Marketing Officer and other panelists talked about why it's time to ask more of #opendata. Now, developers can use the linked ACS to create apps that deliver vital information to U.S....
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Random Samplings: Unlocking the American Community Survey for Data Scientists

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#FlashbackFriday! The first several decennial censuses were very basic. Census-takers only asked a handful of demographic questions, processing and tabulating questionnaires occurred at a local level, and publications were relatively limited. But as the country grew, and policy and business leaders began to recognize the value of census data, questionnaires became longer and tabulation...
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