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North Dakota, Alaska locked in rivalry for oil, population

...economic darling that is North Dakota comes in contrast to slipping crude production on The Last Frontier.Recent U.S. Census Bureau data show North Dakota recaptured the 47th most populous state from Alaska, which had held the ranking for the...
Remembering the fire

...continues to grow on the Kenai Peninsula - up from about 25,000 in 1980 to nearly 60,000 in 2010, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The fire season, and dangers associated with it, arrives at about the same time every year and for some...

...Ferguson, a city of about 21,000 residents located a few miles north of downtown St. Louis. According to the U.S. Census Bureau from 2012, about two-thirds of the residents are black.Schellman said the crowd was under control by about...

...August primary, but his campaign was overshadowed by questions regarding his fluency in Navajo.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more people speak Navajo than any other single American Indian language. More than half of the Navajo Nation's...
Central Peninsula Hospital continues to see spikes in unpaid bills the hospital has climbed, 11 percent and 56 percent respectively in that single year. Late last month, the U.S. Census Bureau Social Economic and Housing Statistics Division released the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) report...
Crowdfunding catching on in cash-strapped schools

...funds, he said.The timing couldn't be better for fundraising to evolve in public education, experts said.U.S. Census Bureau data show that 2011 was the first time per-student spending declined nationally in public education at least since...
Employment uptick expected

...saw an increase of 900 employees, according to the article. Fried attributes this partly to the Census, as the U.S. Census Bureau hires large numbers of locals in every state to complete the count. But with the Census count over and fewer new...
Census shows borough growing, aging

...the Kenai Peninsula Borough as a whole grew over the last decade, according to recent statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau.From 2000 to 2010 the borough as a whole grew by 11.5 percent, from 49,691 residents to 55,400 residents...
Alaska exports see record year

...2011 compared to 2010, and accounted for nearly half the state exports at $2.5 billion. All data are from the U.S. Census Bureau. China became the No. 1 destination for Alaska seafood exports, displacing traditional top market Japan for the...
Counting on the Peninsula: Borough census participation lags behind state, nation

...average. Nationally, the participation rate is pegged at 72 percent. Cecilia Sorci, a regional spokeswoman for the U.S. Census Bureau in Seattle, said census takers are now gearing up for the next phase, making door-to-door visits to households...


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