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January 21, 2011
2010 was an important year in many ways, but one of the most important events of the year was the U.S. Census. The census occurs every 10 years in our nation, and serves many important functions; beyond just merely telling us how many people live in the United States. The census determines each state’s representation in the United States Senate. The census also affects state and local representation, all of which is based on population.
I have to admit, and probably a lot of people who know me will agree, I’m kind of a statistic geek. So naturally, I’m interested in census information within my state, city, and to break it down even more, my zip code. But, navigating the U.S. Census website can be a little cumbersome. However, there is a much easier way to find this information on our website.
Just go to Online Resources, and click on Research databases. Click on Business and Finance, and go to DemographicsNow. DemographicsNow allows you to search current, as well as past, present and future projections of census data, in an easy to use and understand format. This is also an excellent source for business owners or those thinking of starting their own business to research the area of your business to see if it is or will be a good fit.
DemographicsNow is just 1 of the 273 databases available to you from Mid-Continent Public Library, and as always the best part, it’s FREE!