Census: Whites No Longer A Majority in US By 2043

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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 […]

Americans Are Visiting the Doctor Less Frequently

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WASHINGTON – In 2010, working-age adults made an average of 3.9 visits to doctors, nurses or other medical providers, down from 4.8 in 2001, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Among those with at least one such visit, the average number of visits also declined, from 6.4 to 5.4 over […]

Many Resist Census Race Labels as America Becomes More Diverse

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WASHINGTON  – 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,” “Haitian,” “Mexican” and “multiracial.” The unpublished data, the broadest tally to date of such write-in responses, are a sign of a […]

By The Numbers: A Statistical Look at Blacks In America

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WASHINGTON – To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor […]