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  • St. Landry officials question census figures

    February 25, 2011 4:49 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - St. Landry Parish officials say they think the latest census figures showing a nearly 5 percent drop in parish population are incorrect. They're asking for a re-count. St. Landry Parish President Don Menard, along with two state lawmakers from Opelousas - Sen. Elbert Guillory and Rep.... more »
  • Census Estimates Show More Blacks Moving to South

    February 16, 2011 7:20 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - American blacks who a century ago began leaving the South to escape segregation and racism are returning, lured by better jobs and quality of life and perhaps by something more intangible - a sense of home. The Southern U.S. region - primarily metropolitan areas such as Atlanta,... more »
  • 74% Participation in 2010 Census

    October 21, 2010 12:23 PM

    The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that 74 percent of households in the United States filled out and mailed back their 2010 Census questionnaire, matching the final mail participation rate achieved in the 2000 Census. Twenty-two states, 1,553 counties, and 278 cities and townships with a population of 50,000 or... more »
  • Poverty Rates on the Rise

    September 17, 2010 7:08 PM

    The latest U.S. Census figures show poverty rates across the country have risen sharply since last year leaping from 13.2% to 14.3%. According to government reports, Louisiana has consistently had some of the highest poverty rates in the country. The most recent study reported Louisiana having a rate... more »
  • Census Report Finds Jump in Population Along Gulf Coast

    May 26, 2010 11:16 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A new census report finds a sharp jump in the population of U.S. coastal counties along the Gulf of Mexico. But demographers warn the trend may not last long, partly because of the threat of major disasters such as hurricanes and the current oil spill. The report... more »
  • Census Jobs Offer Much-Needed Cash

    March 18, 2010 2:46 PM

    Every ten years people can earn extra money as Census takers. In this year's tough economy going door-to-door appeals to locals more than ever. Job seekers flocked to the Census Hiring Day in Morgan City on Thursday. "I'm here for a little extra work because I'm unemployed... more »
  • Mass Census Worker Testing Centers Planned In Morgan City

    March 16, 2010 1:19 PM

    Need a job? The 2010 Census hiring campaign hits high gear with mass testing sessions for those interested in a temporary position with good weekly pay, mileage reimbursement and flexible hours. The test will be administered on Thursday, March 18, at the Morgan City Recreation Center, 915 Everett Street,... more »
  • Census Forms Arrive In Mailboxes Across The Country

    March 15, 2010 1:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Let the count begin. More than 120 million U.S. census forms begin arriving Monday in mailboxes around the country, in the government's once-a-decade population count that will be used to divvy up congressional seats and more than $400 billion in federal aid. Fast-growing states in the South... more »
  • 2010 Census

    January 22, 2010 9:18 AM

    The Census Bureau is looking for people to hire to help with the 2010 census. This year's census day is April 1, 2010. To apply for employment applicants should call 866-861-2010.
  • Census 2010 Held Kickoff Today In Lafayette

    January 21, 2010 5:35 PM

    The Census Bureau is looking for people to hire to help with the 2010 Census. A kickoff meeting was held today and KATC's Tracy Wirtz served as emcee. The goal is to get more help gathering information and encouraging people to participate. The Census tradition started in 1790 and... more »
  • Louisiana's population shows increase for third year

    December 23, 2009 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Census Bureau recently released population figures indicating that Louisiana experienced the third consecutive year of more people moving into the state than moving out. Prior to this three-year run, Louisiana had gone more than two decades without experiencing a single year of net population in-migration.... more »

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