Census figures show that 620,000 white Britons left the capital in a decade
White Britons are the minority in London for the first time
They make up 45 per cent of London’s population, with Asians being the second largest group
More than 600,000 white British Londoners have left the capital in a decade.
Census figures show that between 2001 and 2011 the level of ‘white flight’ reached 620,000.
It is the equivalent of a city [...]
More young adults are leaving their parents’ homes to take a chance with college or a job. Across the nation, people are on the move again after putting their lives on hold and staying put. Once-sharp declines in births are leveling off, and poverty is slowing.
A new snapshot of census data provides sociological backup for what economic indicators were already suggesting: that the nation is in a tentative, fragile [...]
Maryland is the richest state in the union, with a median household income of $70,004, a cool $20k about the national average.
The U.S. South continues to lag behind with Mississippi’s median income of $36,919 putting the state at the lowest in the country.
According to the data from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, nationwide household income in the U.S. has dropped as the economy continues to struggle [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranks of America’s poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.
Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in the critical weeks ahead of the November elections.
The Associated Press surveyed more than a dozen economists, think tanks and academics, both [...]
Sickening practice exposed in Bede, Maharashtra – Indian state with worst child sex ratio of 801 girls for every 1,000 boys being born
Feeding foetuses to dogs means bodies to not have to be disposed of by official means and hides the true scale of illegal sex-selective abortion
Indian abortion Doctors are feeding female foetuses to dogs to cover up rampant infanticide by parents who prefer boys, it has been revealed.
The sickening [...]
(04-22) 12:52 PDT Detroit, MI (AP) –
The Detroit Fire Department could adjust to a looming 15 percent budget cut by allowing some abandoned buildings burn to the ground, according to the city’s top fire official.
Executive Fire Commissioner Donald Austin said his is creating three proposals for Mayor Dave Bing to consider when making deep reductions to the 2012-13 budget, likely to be below this fiscal year’s $183 million. Detroit is [...]
Crooks and Liars
December 31, 2011
The National Economic and Social Rights Initiative along with Amnesty International are asking the U.S. to step up its efforts to address the foreclosure crisis, including by giving serious consideration to the growing call for a foreclosure moratorium and other forms of relief for those at risk, and establishing a housing finance system that fulfills human rights obligations.
New government census reports have revealed disturbing information [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American dream of homeownership has felt its biggest drop since the Great Depression, according to new 2010 census figures released Thursday.
The analysis by the Census Bureau found the homeownership rate fell to 65.1 percent last year. While that level remains the second highest decennial rate, analysts say the U.S. may never return to its mid-decade housing [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rural America now accounts for just 16 percent of the nation’s population, the lowest ever.
The latest 2010 census numbers hint at an emerging America where, by midcentury, city boundaries become indistinct and rural areas grow ever less relevant. Many communities could shrink to virtual ghost towns as they shutter businesses and close down schools, demographers say.
More metro areas [...]
DETROIT – Detroit neighborhoods with more people and a better chance of survival will receive different levels of city services than more blighted areas under a plan unveiled Wednesday that some residents fear may pit them against each other for scarce resources.
Mayor Dave Bing released details from his Detroit Works Project, calling the changes a “short-term intervention” necessary because the city, with limited [...]
The number of people in long-lasting marriages increased over the past decade as divorce rates leveled off and life expectancies rose, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday.
More than half of all currently married couples — 55 percent — have been together at least 15 years, and 35 percent have marked their 25th anniversaries. Six percent have been married more than 50 years.
The number of couples [...]
DOES China have enough people? The question might seem absurd. The country has long been famous both for having the world’s largest population and for having taken draconian measures to restrain its growth. Though many people, Chinese and outsiders alike, have looked aghast at the brutal and coercive excesses of the one-child policy, there has also often been a grudging acknowledgment that China needed to do something to keep its [...]
The gap between employed women and men with college degrees has widened, according to data from the Census Bureau today. Thirty-seven percent of employed women have a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 35 percent of men, according to 2010 census figures.
- ABC News
by H.J. Huneycutt
WASHINGTON ” The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record as young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession.
The top-earning 20 percent of Americans â€” those making more than $100,000 each year â€” received 49.4 percent of all income generated in the U.S., compared with the 3.4 percent earned by those below the [...]