The 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) 1 Year estimates, produced by the U.S. Census Bureau, reveals that the ranking of major race/ethnic population groups by College Degree percentage nearly matches the ranking of Median Individual Income by the same population groups (See Table 1). The mirroring reaffirms the common belief that increasing a person’s education . . . → Read More: 2010 ACS Ranking of College Educational Attainment Nearly Mirrors Median Individual Income
According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) for 1-Year, Asian Americans had the highest Median Household Income out of any major race/ethnic population group. The median income amount for Asian households was $67,142. This amount was over $17,000 more than the median household income for the total population, which . . . → Read More: 2010 Median Household & Individual Income – Asian Americans Top The List
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released its 2011 population estimates for the nation and states. The U.S. population increased 2.8 million individuals (.9%) with Texas’ gaining approximately 18.6% of the total country’s growth. Furthermore, Texas was first in percentage of population growth for the states with an increase of 2.1% (529,120 persons) from . . . → Read More: U.S. State Population Changes for 2010 to 2011
The redistricting process in Texas has been widely publicized in the news media lately. This exposure is mostly due to multiple court cases that continue to be litigated. As a quick overview, the Texas legislature passed a series of redistricting plans for new State House, State Senate and Congressional districts. The congressional plans . . . → Read More: Texas Congressional Redistricting – Are New Minority Districts Justified?
The most recent congressional redistricting plan passed by the Virginia legislature, and now signed by the governor, is clearly a step backward in the progress to advance political parity for the minority community. First, for background purposes, the Virginia legislature passed a redistricting plan overwhelming from the House (74 to 21) and barely . . . → Read More: Virginia Congressional Redistricting – A Step Backward