STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D., Minn. make Letterman Top 10 list
North Dakota and Minnesota hadcameo appearances on David Letterman's Top 10 list last night.
The topic? "Top Ten Surprises In The 2010 Census."
North Dakota's mention came in No. 8: North Dakota is ... Posted on 12/22/10 at 10:02 AM
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.
After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in surveys.
Instead of the term that came into use during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use the more modern labels "black" or "African-American."
If the census estimates for North Dakota consistently are inaccurate, then the way the government makes the estimates should change.
That’s the bottom line from the latest estimates, which show Grand Forks to be losing population at a time of brisk home sales, stepped-up tax collections and low hotel and apartment vacancy rates.
Strong growth in the Oil Patch and many of North Dakota’s largest communities helped the state’s population climb 1.7 percent since 2010, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
The Williston area at the core of the Oil Patch was the fastest growing micropolitan area in the country and Dickinson and Minot made the top 10 list.
By Ryan Johnson , Forum Communications Co.
, April 06, 2012
The numbers tell only part of the story.
U.S. Census data was used for “By the Numbers,” The Jamestown Sun’s annual Progress Edition inserted into today’s Sun. But the numbers don’t tell us everything. Behind the numbers are the people who live and work in our community. Those people tell us they find Jamestown a good place to live, even with challenges for some of our residents.
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