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Census: Texas has 3 of 5 fast-growing cities

Oil equals boom — especially in population right now. And Texas, in the midst of a significant energy rush, is seeing its towns and cities burst at the seams. Read more »

May 22, 2014

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In a first, black voter turnout rate passes whites

America's blacks voted at a higher rate than other minority groups in 2012 and by most measures surpassed the white turnout for the first time, reflecting a deeply polarized presidential election... Read more »

April 28, 2013

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Report: Utah needs additional $11 billion for transportation by 2040

Utah lawmakers will need to consider imposing a standard sales tax on gasoline, raising the gas tax, increasing fees for public transportation users or some combination of those measures in order... Read more »

March 19, 2013

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Census: US population growth rising again

America's population is now increasing a bit faster thanks to an improving economy, but not enough to lift growth above its lowest level since the Great Depression. Read more »

Dec. 20, 2012

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Census: New gauge shows 49.7 million poor in U.S.

The ranks of America's poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs and work-related expenses. Read more »

Nov. 14, 2012

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New census data shows jump in young adults moving out of state

Their lives on hold for years, young adults are now making big moves in the fledgling economic recovery, leaving college towns or parents' homes and heading out of state at the highest rate since... Read more »

Oct. 25, 2012

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Has U.S. economy bottomed out? Census suggests yes

The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2012

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Poll results: Utahns welcome diversity but perceptions don't always match reality

Seventy-seven percent of Utahns polled by Dan Jones & Associates said they consider the state's increasing diversity as a good thing, with 38 percent describing the change as "a very good thing." Read more »

June 24, 2012

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The changing face of Utah - Are we ready to embrace the future?

Research of growth and change in Utah, a review of education initiatives, employment trends and the religious makeup of the state provide a glimpse of where the state currently stands and what... Read more »

June 23, 2012

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In our opinion: 'Coming to our Census' series takes needed, critical look at issues posed by Utah's changing demographics

Our "Coming to our Census" series effectively adopts the spirit of 18th-century statesman Edmund Burke's intergenerational compact by challenging the Utahns of today to consider how to fulfill... Read more »

June 23, 2012

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Dozens of new FamilySearch records and image collections updated

Dozens of new records and image collections for more than 20 countries are now online according to a news release. Read more »

June 22, 2012

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New Asian immigrants to US now surpass Hispanics

For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while American employers increase their demand for... Read more »

June 19, 2012

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Number of dads staying home with the kids doubled

The number of dads staying home with the kids, while still small, has more than doubled in the last decade, according to U.S. Census data. It's up from 1.6 percent in 2001 to 3.4 percent last year. Read more »

June 18, 2012

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Census: Minorities now surpass whites in US births

For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing. Read more »

May 17, 2012

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New census data show more Americans earning college degrees than ever before

Census data released Thursday show 3 in 10 Americans 25 or over held at least a bachelor's degree in 2011. The reports also showed various groups gaining ground as well as persistent education and... Read more »

Feb. 27, 2012

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Many Americans resist race labels in census

When the 2010 census asked people to classify themselves by race, more than 21.7 million — at least 1 in 14 — went beyond the standard labels and wrote in such terms as "Arab,"... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2012

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Utah one of 4 fastest-growing states, census says

WASHINGTON — America's population center is edging away from the Midwest, pulled by Hispanic growth in the Southwest, according to census figures. The historic shift is changing the nation's politics and even the traditional... Read more »

March 8, 2011

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2010 Census details Utah growth; West Jordan now 4th largest city

SALT LAKE CITY — A significant increase in Utah's Hispanic population and a new ranking for the largest cities in the state are evident in census data released on Thursday. And at least... Read more »

Feb. 24, 2011

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