The Bronx was one of only two U.S. counties in 2007 outside of the West and the South with a majority Hispanic population, according to new census estimates culled from counties with at least 10,000 residents each.
Of the 46 majority Hispanic counties nationwide, only the Bronx and Sweard, Kan., were outside of Florida, California, Read More
New York State ranked 47 out of 51 for population growth between mid-2006 and mid-2007, adding an estimated 15,741 people to its ranks, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census numbers, slated for release today, put New York in the company of other Northeastern and formerly industrial-dependent states, barely adding population as Read More
Speculators and new construction have driven the national homeowner vacancy rate to its highest level ever, according to the Census Bureau.
The rate that measures how many vacant homes are on the sales market hit 2.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2006, up from 2.0 percent a year earlier. Last year marked the Read More
Mayor Bloomberg announced today that he won his fight to get the Census Bureau to up its 2005 estimate of the five-borough population by 0.9 percent, to 8,213,839. It is ironic, of course, that in an era when the city is struggling to find space for its residents to live that it would want to Read More
Capitol Confidential has it that Tom Golisano is working hard on the local level.
DMI blog discusses the so-called exodus of Black New Yorkers reported in the Times on Monday. They say, “the article never mentioned the fact that the Census Bureau does not count as city residents Read More
The Census Bureau is holding on to ritual, and defends including prisoners in the count for a voting district’s population, despite the fact that prisoners are stripped of their right to vote. Without the residencies of inmates, in particular in Upstate New York, many towns would be too small to be considered a district, Read More
You think it’s tough being a U.S. Census worker in Brooklyn or Queens, where a fair number of residents either speak a language other than English or are immediately suspicious of anybody bearing government credentials? Try being a head counter on the Upper East Side.
The poor souls who’ve been recruited to survey elusive Manhattanites Read More
A year ending in two or three zeros is the occasion for drinking extra champagne. Hence we made this last New Year’s a big deal, although not an especially joyful one. Prosperity has made us anything but lighthearted. The vogue word for the decade just past is “edgy,” which is close to nervous, tense and Read More