Monthly Archive for April, 2011

Talking to the Press?

Our own Bill Frey’s recent publications about demographic change are a good resource before you speak about your local community or a specific population group. Some of these are video clips which would work well in a class. These resources are amazingly rich given the relative thin data one gets from the first release of Census 2010 data: Race/Hispanic for the total population and Race/Hispanic for the age 18+ population. Just wait for him to get hold of the short-form data.

Below are links to the full reports. If you just want to click and see the executive summaries or for all his reports, follow this link:
William H. Frey | Brookings Experts

Census Shows Challenge of America’s Children
April 8, 2011

American’s Diverse Future: Initial Glimpses at the U.S. Child Population form the 2010 Census
April 6, 2011
Link for appendices & executive abstract

The Changing Face of America’s Racial Diversity
March 25, 2011
[video]

A Pivotal Decade for America’s White and Minority Populations
March 25, 2011
[video]

Black Populations Dropping in Big Cities
March 22, 2011
MSNBC News [Full interview]
MSNBC News [Black population migration segment]

@Brookings Podcast: The Census and Changing Demographics in U.S. Schools
March 11, 2011

Growth in School-Age Minority Population Signals Demographic Tipping Point
February 07, 2011

Population Migration Declines Further: Stalling Brain Gains and Ambitions
January 12, 2011

Some Detroit neighborhoods have grown

Here’s a synopsis of the first release of 2010 Census data (PL 94-171) for Detroit neighborhoods by the Southeast Michigan Census Council (SEMCOG). It covers neighborhoods in terms of housing unit change and population change.

2010 Census Data for City of Detroit Neighborhoods
SEMCOG | April 5, 2011

Federal government websites may go dark in shutdown

Federal websites may go dark if shutdown occurs
Free Government Information (FGI) | jrjacobs
Thursday, April 7, 2011

This site provides link to a 16-page memo that gives the conditions for a federal website to stay on-line.

The Washington Post also provides shutdown details for federal agencies:
Federal Eye link

Apparently, the Census Bureau is not a critical agency.