13 percent of Johns Hopkins' accelerated nurses are men

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BALTIMORE, June 23 (UPI) -- Thirteen percent of Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing's Summer Accelerated bachelor of science of nursing class in Baltimore is male, officials say.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 18 (UPI) -- While the recession dropped the marriage rate in the United States to historic lows, more wedding bells may soon be heard, a demographics firm projects.
Stay-at-home fathers get attention, but there are only 200,000

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WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Stay-at-home fathers get the lion's share of headlines, but the U.S. Census Bureau estimates fewer than 200,000 dads cared for children full-time in 2012.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 14, 2013.
By United Press International

U.S. business inventories rose 0.3 percent in April

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Business inventories rose modestly in April while sales slipped, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

U.S. retail, food-service sales rose in May

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Retail and food-service sales rose 0.6 percent in May to $421.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.

Smartphones helping close digital divide of Internet use

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) -- While a digital divide of Internet use persists among racial and ethnic groups, smartphones are helping bridge the divide, the U.S. Census Bureau reports.

Factory orders rose 1 percent in April

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Factory orders for U.S. manufactured goods rose 1 percent in April, rebounding from a 4.7 percent drop in March, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

Construction spending a touch higher in April

WASHINGTON, June 3 (UPI) -- Construction spending rose slightly March to April, the U.S. Census Bureau News reported Monday.

Moms now primary breadwinner in 40 percent of U.S. households

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- The number of American families where the mother is the sole or primary breadwinner nearly quadrupled in a half-century, a study indicated.

Non-employer businesses on the rise

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- The number of businesses with no paid employees rose 1.7 percent in 2011, gaining in all states except two, the U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday.
Minneapolis-St. Paul ranks on top as fittest U.S. metro area

Minneapolis-St. Paul ranks on top as fittest U.S. metro area

INDIANAPOLIS, May 29 (UPI) -- The American College of Sports Medicine has ranked Minneapolis-St. Paul the healthiest, fittest U.S. metropolitan area for the third year in a row.

Census: Texas has 8 of 15 fastest-growing cities in U.S.

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- Texas leads the nation in population growth with eight of the 15 fastest-growing large towns and cities in America located in the state, the Census Bureau says.

Public school spending per student dipped in 2011

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- Public school spending per student went down in 2011 for the first time since the Census Bureau began tracking it, the bureau said Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 17, 2013.
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Census Bureau
WAP2000051601 - 16 MAY 2000- WASHINGTON, D.C. USA: Census Bureau director Dr. Kenneth Prewitt speaks at a press conference in Washington May 16. The census bureau reported today that one third of the houses which did not mail back a census form have been counted. mc/Mark Cowan UPI

The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title 13 U.S.C. § 11) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data. As part of the United States Department of Commerce, the Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about America's people and economy. It is the official "decennial" count of people living in the USA. The main reason for taking the census is to determine the number of seats each state is allowed in the House of Representatives. The agency director is a political appointee selected by the current President.

The Constitution of the United States (Article I, section II) directs that the population be enumerated at least once every ten years and the resulting counts used to set the number of members from each state in the House of Representatives and, by extension, in the Electoral College. The Census Bureau now conducts a full population count every 10 years in years ending with a 0 (zero) and uses the term "decennial" to describe the operation. Between censuses, the Census Bureau makes population estimates and projections. In addition, Census data directly affect how more than $300 billion per year in federal and state funding is allocated to communities for neighborhood improvements, public health, education, transportation and much more. The Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations: the collecting of statistics about the nation, its people, and economy. The Census Bureau's legal authority is codified in Title 13 of the United States Code. In addition, the Census Bureau also conducts surveys on behalf of various Federal Government and local government agencies on topics such as employment, crime, health, consumer expenditures, and housing. Within the bureau, these are known as "demographic surveys" and are conducted perpetually between and during decennial (10-year) population counts. The Census Bureau also conducts economic surveys of manufacturing, retail, service, and other establishments and of domestic governments.

From 1790 to 1840, the census was taken by marshals of the judicial districts. The Census Act of 1840 established a central office which became known as the Census Office. Several acts followed revising and authorizing new censuses, typically around the 10 year intervals. In 1902 the temporary Census Office was moved under the Department of Interior, and in 1903 it was renamed the Census Bureau under the new Department of Commerce and the Interior. The department was intended to consolidate overlapping statistical agencies, but Census Bureau officials were hindered by their subordinate role in the department. An act around 1920 changed the date and authorized manufacturing censuses every 2 years and agriculture censuses every 10 years. In 1929, a bill was passed mandating that the House of Representatives be reapportioned based on the results of the 1930 census. In 1954, various acts were codified into Title 13 of the US Code.

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