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Fewer kids, less funding

...economically, isn't attracting a younger population that would bring school-aged children.According to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, five of the last six years in Juneau have seen a decline in households with one...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/less-kids-less-funding
Local
Census Bureau considers hiring locals for count

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Census Bureau is considering hiring locals to do the 2010 count...Barbara Fleek, a partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau in Alaska, said locals know the community best...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102109/sta_507369954.shtml
New title for area named for confederate officer

...change the title of a census area named for confederate military officer Wade Hampton.Walker sent a letter to U.S. Census Bureau Director John Thompson on Wednesday, saying he planned to now refer to the region in western Alaska as the Kusilvak...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/new-title-area-named-confederate-office
State
To rename or not? Reconsidering honors for racists

...before Emancipation remained untainted by slavery."Meanwhile, in Alaska, Gov. Bill Walker has informed the U.S. Census Bureau he plans to change the name of a census district named for Confederate military leader Wade Hampton.The onetime...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-06/rename-or-not-reconsidering-honors-raci
State
Name change sought for area named for confederate officer

...the statistical equivalent of a county' for one with no direct Alaska connection it is now," she wrote.The U.S. Census Bureau told Murkowski the state could initiate a name change with a letter to the bureau's director.Murkowski said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/name-change-sought-area-named-confedera
Local
Flag down, but what happens now?

...6 percent of whites, 10.5 percent of Asians and 23.5 percent of Hispanics of all races, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. More than 2.5 million African Americans were arrested in 2013 - second only to the 6.2 million whites arrested...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-13/flag-down-what-happens-now
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Fairbanks population shrinks in new estimates

...the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner newspaper reported. Those figures come from new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.Alaska's total population dropped by an estimated 527 people, according to the figures, which were released...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/fairbanks-population-shrinks-new-estima
State
Report: Rising share of Hispanics speak proficient English

...toward Hispanics is responding to this trend, he said.The language report, which was based on an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data for Hispanics age 5 and older, found 89 percent of U.S.-born Latinos spoke proficient English in 2013...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-13/report-rising-share-hispanics-speak-p
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Federal, state estimates agree: Juneau's population is dropping

A pair of reports from the Alaska Department of Labor and the U.S. Census Bureau indicate the population of the City and Borough of Juneau is on the decline.The reports, which tracked changes in population...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-26/federal-state-estimates-agree-juneaus-p
Local
For Juneau and Alaska, gay marriage legalization is good for business

...Nerdwallet's Sreekar Jasthi used this data, as well as Gallup Poll data on self-identified lesbians and gays and the U.S. Census Bureau's marriage rate by state to determine the economic impact for Alaska and each other state. "We assumed that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-16/juneau-and-alaska-gay-marriage-legaliza
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