Census: Income, poverty numbers stay just about the same

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wallets of America’s middle class and poorest aren’t seeing any extra money, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday, a financial stagnation experts say may be fueling political dissent this campaign season. The Census Bureau, in its annual look at poverty and income in the United States, said both the country’s median income […]

US Stopping Use of Term ‘Negro’ for Census Surveys

WASHINGTON – After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe Black Americans in surveys. Instead, census forms will use the more modern labels “Black” or “African-American.” Nicholas Jones is chief of the Census Bureau’s racial statistics branch. He tells The Associated Press that the change […]

Census: Whites No Longer A Majority in US By 2043

WASHINGTON – White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That’s part of a historic shift that already is reshaping the nation’s schools, workforce and electorate, and is redefining long-held notions of race. The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the […]

Census: Nearly 7 Million Californians Living In Poverty

SACRAMENTO – Census figures show nearly seven million Californians are living in poverty. The Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey also shows 26 percent of Fresno residents are below the poverty line to rank the second-highest in the nation. A family of two adults and two children counts as poor if its household income is […]

2010 Census Missed More Than 1.5M Minorities

WASHINGTON – The 2010 census missed more than 1.5 million minorities after struggling to count black Americans, Hispanics, renters and young men, but was mostly accurate, the government said Tuesday. The Census Bureau released an extensive assessment of its high-stakes, once-a-decade headcount of the U.S. population. Based on a sample survey, the government analysis has […]