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Mar 17, 2013

Growth trends illustrative of cultural conditions

For insight into how Maryland is affected by political decisions, cultural habits and the broader economic climate, population data provide a wealth of information, according to experts.

Mar 14, 2013

Census: Record 1 in 3 counties now dying off

WASHINGTON — A record number of U.S. counties — more than 1 in 3 — are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. New 2012 census estimates released Thursday highlight the population shifts as the U.S. encounters its […]

Mar 5, 2013

Census: DC region has second worst traffic in U.S.

WASHINGTON — New data from the Census Bureau shows the Washington, D.C., region has the nation’s second-worst commute. The Census report Tuesday comes a month after a respected report from the Texas Transportation Institute ranked the D.C. area with the nation’s worst traffic. Tuesday’s Census report lists the average one-way commute in 2011 for the […]

Mar 5, 2013

207,000 commute daily into Baltimore

Nearly 207,000 workers commute into Baltimore, ranking the city among the highest in the nation, according to new census figures. Maryland, meanwhile, is among the leaders nationwide in long commutes. More than 35 percent of Baltimore workers live outside of the city, according to the figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Nationally, 27.4 […]

Oct 28, 2012

Joe Nathanson: Census report misstates downtown growth

You may have seen the billboard posted high above the Jones Falls Expressway inviting you to check out the 401.

Oct 22, 2012

Private equity firm to buy for $1.6B

Genealogy website has agreed to be acquired by a group led by European private equity firm Permira Funds in a cash deal valued at about $1.6 billion. The offered price of $32 per share is a nearly 10 percent premium over Friday’s closing price of $29.18.’s shares jumped 7.8 percent, or $2.28, to […]

Sep 20, 2012

6 counties in D.C. area among most affluent in country

WASHINGTON — New census numbers show the Washington region is home to six of the 10 counties with the highest household incomes in the country. Loudoun County, Va., topped the list with a median household income of about $119,000 in 2011, followed by Fairfax County, Va., at nearly $106,000 and Arlington, Va., with almost $101,000. […]

Sep 12, 2012

U.S. poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau reports the number of Americans in poverty stood at 15 percent in 2011. About 46.2 million people, or nearly 1 in 6, were in poverty. That is not statistically different from the 15.1 percent who were impoverished in 2010. In all, the number of poor remained at record highs. The […]

Jul 30, 2012

State losing more small businesses than its neighbors

Maryland lost 4.71 percent, or 6,494, of its small businesses from 2007 to 2010, a decrease that one fiscal policy group chalks up to the state’s tax increases. But some economic experts say that is only part of the answer.

Jul 25, 2012

Baltimore, other cities welcoming immigrants

The fate of Baltimore may rest with immigrants like Alexandra Gonzalez. A native of Puebla, Mexico, Gonzalez feels more at home in Baltimore with every passing year. She attends city-run nutrition and exercise classes in Spanish and takes her two young children to a Spanish-language storytelling hour at her neighborhood library. She plans to earn […]

Jun 28, 2012

Most big cities growing faster than suburbs

WASHINGTON — For the first time in a century, most of America’s largest cities are growing at a faster rate than their surrounding suburbs as young adults seeking a foothold in the weak job market shun home-buying and stay put in bustling urban centers. New 2011 census estimates released Thursday highlight the switch. Driving the […]

Apr 22, 2012

More boards in Maryland add women

The number of public companies in Maryland with at least one woman board member and executive officer increased by nine in 2011 from 2010, according to a report by Network 2000 Inc. The 2012 Census of Women Board Directors in Maryland, which looked at 84 public companies during fiscal year 2011, showed several increases in […]

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