U.S. Census Bureau

5:14am

Thu May 15, 2014
Around the Nation

Across The U.S., Bicycle Commuting Picks Up Speed

Originally published on Thu May 15, 2014 8:55 am

The ranks of bicycle commuters are growing, though men are almost three times more likely than women to ride to work.
Tobias Ackeborn iStockphoto

As bicycling goes, America is far behind Copenhagen, the promised land where roads look like bicycle highways as people pedal to work. But commuting by bike in the U.S. is catching on — though geographic, income and gender disparities persist.

In Chicago, busy Sheridan Road is the start of the Lakefront bike trail on its north side. That's where you can find plenty of bicyclists commuting to work early in the morning.

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12:37pm

Sat February 22, 2014
Population Growth

College Educated Moving To Denver In Droves

Denver's high wage jobs are attracting the college educated.
Credit Sheila Sund / Flickr - Creative Commons

You've been delayed on Front Range highways, felt the crowds while shopping and generally get the feeling that Fort Collins, Greeley, Boulder and Denver are starting to blend into one giant metropolitan area. Several statistics from places like the U.S. Census bear that out. The educated are finding Colorado very appealing.

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8:16am

Mon January 27, 2014
Lists

You Already Knew Colorado Was Great; A New Poll Agrees

Colorado Ranked Favorably On Many Lists For 2013
Credit J. Stephen Conn/Flickr Creative Commons

Colorado is no stranger to lists, which why it comes as no surprise that the state ranks seventh in the nation as a great place to live. But our rival to the north came in ahead. That's right, Wyoming came in sixth followed by Colorado. 

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9:00am

Sun October 6, 2013
New State Movement

What If The 51st State Leaves Colorado? A Tale Of The Tape

Sunset frames a water tank near LaSalle, Colo., on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Weld County has been the epicenter of a movement to form a 51st state from ten northeastern Colorado counties.
Joe Mahoney I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS

Colorado could stand to benefit financially and would see some improvement in the educational and economic standings of its remaining citizens if 10 northeastern counties should make good on their threat to secede and carve out a new state of North Colorado.

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2:55pm

Sat September 21, 2013
Economy

Stuck In Poverty Amid Signs Of Recovery

Originally published on Sat September 21, 2013 3:45 pm

Food distributed by the Manna Food Center is packed in cardboard boxes to be loaded into clients' cars.
Chloe Coleman NPR

For the third year in a row, the poverty rate has remained stuck at about 15 percent. Nearly one in six Americans was living in poverty in 2012, according to a new report by the Census Bureau. Despite a slow-moving economic recovery, these latest numbers show that for poor Americans, there are few signs of any recovery.

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