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Labor Day by the numbers Monday (Sept 4)

The first observance of Labor Day was likely on Sept. 5, 1882, when some 10,000 workers assembled in New York City for a parade. The parade inspired similar events across the country, and by 1894 more than half the states were observing a “workingmen’s holiday” on one day or another. Later that year, with Congress […]

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Mother’s Day: May 14, 2017

Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia, Pa., on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis became the driving force behind Mother’s Day and asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated […]

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Older Americans Month: May 2017

After a meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens, President John F. Kennedy encouraged all Americans to pay tribute to older people across the country by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month. Every president since has issued a formal proclamation during or before the month of May in support of older Americans. In […]

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Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2017

In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, […]

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National African-American History Month: February 2017

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass […]

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Mother’s Day, by the numbers: May 8, 2016

Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis became the driving force behind Mother’s Day and asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the […]

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2014

In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, […]

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County has most whites, Hawaiians; fewest Asians

Hawaii 24/7 Staff According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Asians make up more than one-half of Hawaii’s population. Those with at least a portion of Asian ethnicity account for 56.9 percent of the state’s population. Hawaii leads the nation with the highest concentration of Asians. California ranks second with 15.8 percent. The U.S. Census Bureau […]

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Census: Highest percentage of multigenerational households

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Census Bureau has released the latest findings from the American Community Survey, the primary source of small-area estimates available on a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community across the country and in Puerto Rico. The estimates cover a three-year period from 2009 to 2011 and […]

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Census: Americans visiting doctor less frequently

MEDIA RELEASE In 2010, working-age adults made an average of 3.9 visits to doctors, nurses or other medical providers, down from 4.8 in 2001, according to a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Among those with at least one such visit, the average number of visits also declined, from 6.4 to 5.4 over the […]

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Population reaches 314,395,013 on Constitution Day

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Census Bureau reports the U.S. population reached 314,395,013 at noon Monday, which is the 225th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787 in Philadelphia. Sept. 17 is recognized as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the creation and signing of the supreme law of the land […]

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Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2012

In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843)

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Valentine’s Day by the numbers: February 14, 2012

Opinions differ as to who was the original Valentine, but the most popular theory is that he was a clergyman who was executed for secretly marrying couples in ancient Rome. In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day.

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Census: U.S. Population of 312.8M on New Year’s Day

Census: U.S. Population of 312.8M on New Year’s Day

MEDIA RELEASE As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau today projected the Jan. 1, 2012, total United States population will be 312,780,968. This would represent an increase of 2,250,129, or 0.7 percent, from New Year’s Day 2011, and an increase of 4,035,430, or 1.3 percent, since Census Day […]

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