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Feb 9, 2011

Census shows growth in Md.’s Hispanic population

ANNAPOLIS — Suburban Maryland counties had the state’s biggest population growth over the last decade, and Hispanic residents represented the largest increase, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday. Maryland’s population grew by about 477,000 between 2000 and 2010. That’s a 9 percent gain to 5,773,552. More than half of the […]

Feb 9, 2011

Maryland census data expected to be released

ANNAPOLIS — The Census Bureau says it has shipped 2010 data to Maryland’s governor and leadership of the General Assembly. The data will include summaries of population totals, information on race, voting districts and other subjects. Once Maryland officials confirm they’ve gotten the information, the Census Bureau will release custom tables of data for the […]

Feb 3, 2011

Maryland to receive redistricting data next week

Maryland will receive the detailed Census data that’s used to redraw congressional district boundaries next week. Four states will get redistricting data this week, including Virginia, and Maryland is one of several scheduled to receive it next week. By law, all states must receive their redistricting data by April 1. Maryland did not gain or […]

Dec 23, 2010

$200K median household income in 3 DC areas

WASHINGTON — Montgomery County is home to the three wealthiest communities in the region, each with a median household income of more than $200,000. That’s according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Data collected between 2005 and 2009 found that southern Chevy Chase has the highest median household income in the […]

Dec 21, 2010

Census results: Maryland population grew 9 percent

Maryland won’t gain or lose any seats in Congress as a result of the 2010 Census. Maryland has eight congressional districts. The Census Bureau says it’s one of 32 states that won’t gain or lose any seats. The General Assembly will take up redistricting next year. Democrats have a strong majority in the statehouse and […]

Dec 14, 2010

Law, technology to inform Maryland redistricting

WASHINGTON — It could drastically alter election results and affect who runs for public office. No, it’s not voting or a scandal. It’s redistricting. And the practice that occurs after each decennial census is getting a few updates in Maryland this time around. A state law passed in April will change how prisoners are counted […]

Nov 8, 2010

Broadband usage growing even as gaps persist

WASHINGTON — The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other socio-economic factors, even as subscriptions among American households overall grew sevenfold between 2001 and 2009. What’s more, even when controlling for key socio-economic characteristics, the U.S. continues to confront a racial gap in […]

Oct 12, 2010

Census: Fast-growing US areas show big income drop

WASHINGTON — Call it the migration bust: Many of the fast-growing U.S. areas during the housing boom are now yielding some of the biggest income drops in the economic downturn. That could have broad impact on the political map in the coming weeks. Voter discontent over the economy and related issues such as immigration head […]

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