Posts Tagged ‘Census’

New, Expanded Categories in the 2020 Census Questionnaire

American citizens who check “White” on the U.S. Census will be allowed to expand on their ethnicity for the first time in the upcoming 2020 census. In an effort to establish a more comprehensive understanding of American heritage, the Census Bureau has announced the addition of a write-in box in which citizens can fill outRead more..

Catholic Growth Continues
in Northern Census

The latest census for Northern Ireland indicates that the numerical gap between Protestants and Catholics is steadily narrowing. According to this year’s figures Protestants comprise 53 percent of the population in the North with Catholics making up 44 percent. The census tallies with a familiar trend of a growing Catholic community with the number ofRead more..

The Missing Irish

In the 10 years between 1990 and 2000, the population of the U.S. grew from 248.7 million to 281.4 million according to the latest census report. From an Irish-American perspective, it is interesting to note that in the same period, the number of people claiming Irish ancestry decreased by 6 million. In 1990, nearly 44Read more..