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National restaurant chains expand into Anchorage

...lagging behind Honolulu's median income of $87,934, according to Popp, quoting 2011 figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.About half of Alaska's 730,000 residents live in either Anchorage or the neighboring Matanuska-Susitna Borough...
Sitka named 'walk friendly' community

...KCAW reported.Sitka received a report card that praised the percentage of residents who walk to work, which the Census Bureau put at more than 11 percent. The report card also noted Sitka's extensive trail system, slow downtown speed limits...
National survey reveals trends in public participation in the arts

...offering an overview of current trends across the US. The survey has been conducted in partnership with the United States Census Bureau six times since 1982, and represents the nation's largest arts participation survey.Here's a look at some key...
House votes to cut $4B a year from food stamps

...receive other benefits. Some of those people who qualify that way do not meet current SNAP income and asset tests.The Census Bureau reported this week that just over half of those who received food stamps were below poverty and 44 percent had one...
In burger prices, Juneau tops them all

...eight of the 10 least expensive spots for one of the burgers are in states considered part of the South by the U.S. Census Bureau.Raghavan said the source of NerdWallet's data is the ACCRA Cost of Living Index, which compares the cost of commodities...
Study ranks Alaska second-best in US for income equality

...residents, ranked second lowest in the nation in 2011 as well. The income inequality data was provided by a U.S. Census Bureau study of all states using the Gini coefficient - a way to measure and compare income disparity between states.Wyoming...
Reports show gun homicides down since 1990s

...Prevention, and the Justice Department's National Crime Victimization Survey, a household survey conducted by the Census Bureau.___Associated Press writer Pete Yost contributed to this report.
Black voter turnout passes whites in 2012 to show an increase in voter turnout in November, most notably in the Midwest and Southeastern U.S., the Census Bureau said Wednesday. The analysis, based on a sample survey of voters last year, is viewed as the best source of government...
Hostility toward recent immigrants a long American tradition

...Greek, Japanese or Chinese descent, but I invoked my own German-Italian heritage for another reason: According to Census Bureau figures, as the 21st century opened, German was the most common ancestry in the United States - claimed, in whole...
Remote Alaska to stockpile food, just in case

...number into perspective, Alaska's largest city, Anchorage, has about 295,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and Juneau, its third largest, about 31,000.It's not unusual for states that routinely experience hurricanes...


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