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A homeless man sleeps under an American Flag blanket on a park bench on Sept. 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Census Measure: Number Of Poor People In US 3 Million Higher Than Official Count Of 46.5 Million

The number of poor people in America is 3 million higher than the official count, encompassing 1 in 6 residents due to out-of-pocket medical costs and work-related expenses, according to a revised census measure released Wednesday.

11/06/2013

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Aged Out: Record 1 in 3 U.S. Counties are Dying

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 elsewhere.

03/14/2013

The Brooklyn Bridge, lower Manhattan and East River are seen in this view of the New York City skyline from the air in a helicopter above New York on April 22, 2010. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US Cities Growing At Faster Rate Than Suburbs For First Time In Century

For the first time in a century, most of America’s largest cities are growing at a faster rate than their surrounding suburbs as young adults seeking a foothold in the weak job market shun home-buying and stay put in bustling urban centers.

06/28/2012

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New Asian Immigrants To US Now Surpass Hispanics

For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while American employers increase their demand for high-skilled workers.

06/19/2012

The latest Census numbers indicates that white people total less than half of the births in the U.S. (credit: Getty Images)

Census: Minorities Now Surpass Whites In U.S. Births

For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.

05/17/2012

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Va. Population Growth Since 2010 Outpaces U.S.

The state of Virginia is outgrowing the pace set by the rest of the country, with the focus of that growth being highly concentrated in urban areas.

01/31/2012

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