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A Demographic Portrait Of The Victims In 10048

Sep 01, 2002

The direct losses to New York and the United States from the WTC attack are incalculable. Yet, as the first anniversary comes and goes, the calculations go on apace. More than


Manhattan Boom

Aug 01, 2002

Manhattan boomed in the 1990s. This was obvious to most New Yorkers, but now it is official. According to figures released this month from the 2000 census, the average income


GOP Senate Majority Repeals Census 2000

Jul 01, 2002

A cynic -- or maybe just a careful observer of politics -- might see the last half century of New York's history as one long and varied effort to make


Changing New York City

Jun 01, 2002

The latest data from Census 2000 paints a picture of changing New York City that is stunning, exciting and in some ways disturbing. There are more foreign-born New Yorkers than at


The Census Bureau's Bad Estimates

May 01, 2002

Last year, when the count from the 2000 U.S. Census revealed that there were eight million people living in New York City, many demographers were shocked. The number was almost


The Boom 1990's?

Apr 01, 2002

It such an accepted fact that the 1990's were a boom time in New York City that some New Yorkers are looking back at the decade with something close to



Mar 01, 2002

For all its reputation for diversity and tolerance, New York City remains among the most segregated areas of the United States. The pattern of segregation was set in the city


Non-Legal Immigrants

Feb 01, 2002

Recently, the United States Bureau of the Census posted without fanfare a new report that estimates the number of "unauthorized and quasi-legal migrants" Ăś people born overseas who have settled


Counting Muslims

Jan 01, 2002

A nasty dispute recently broke out about the number of Muslims in the United States. One study (available online in pdf format) claims six to seven million. Funded by four