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The St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City.

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The St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $59,220

That’s the median income for U.S. households led by an Irish-American, compared with $51,371 for all households. There are about 34.1 million Americans who claim Irish ancestry, according to a 2012 Census Bureau survey. Irish is the second-most frequently claimed...

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Fans of both teams visit Super Bowl Boulevard in New York on Jan. 30.

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Fans of both teams visit Super Bowl Boulevard in New York on Jan. 30.

Super Bowl Rivals Almost Exactly Equal in Size (Population Wise)

Whether Super Bowl XLVIII will be a close game remains to be seen. What is known is that Seattle and Denver are two pretty evenly matched cities, population wise. As it’s prone to do for special events, the U.S. Census...

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), right, before speaking to the media flanked by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), left, and Rep. George Miller (D-CA), center, in Washington, DC.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), right, before speaking to the media flanked by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), left, and Rep. George Miller (D-CA), center, in Washington, DC.

California Capitol Pipeline to Congress

Updated at 12:55 pm EST No sooner had Rep. George Miller announced his retirement Jan. 13 than another California Democrat, state Sen. Mark DeSaulnier, announced plans to succeed him. DeSaulnier’s interest is understandable. Miller has been in the House since...

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The crowd outside the Capitol during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013

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The crowd outside the Capitol during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2013

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 317,297,938

That’s the Census Bureau’s projection of the U.S. population as of New Year’s Day 2014. “This represents an increase of 2,218,622, or 0.7 percent, from New Year’s Day 2013,” the Census Bureau said in a release yesterday. “In January 2014,...

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Construction of townhouses in Florida in 2010

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Construction of townhouses in Florida in 2010

Florida To Top New York As Third-Most Populous State

Updated at 2:35 pm EST Florida is about to overtake New York as the nation’s third-most populous state, underscoring a decades-long shift in population and political clout from the Northeast to the Sun Belt. New York’s population on July 1 was...

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An attendee wears a custom made Google maps leather coat during the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco.

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An attendee wears a custom made Google maps leather coat during the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco.

Wolf’s Virginia District Tops Rich List With $108,068 Median Income

Washington, D.C., has money. It’s home to a federal government that spent more than $3.5 trillion in fiscal year 2012. The metropolitan area includes contractors, corporate headquarters, lobbyists and other influence-shapers. The region also boasts four of the 10 congressional...

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Eileen Woofford, 84, waited in line to cast her vote at Cleveland Avenue Baptist Church on November 6, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Eileen Woofford, 84, waited in line to cast her vote at Cleveland Avenue Baptist Church on November 6, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 66.2%

That’s the share of black voters eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election who cast a ballot. Blacks outvoted non-Hispanic whites, who had a 64.1 percent turnout rate, according to a Census Bureau report released yesterday. It’s the first...

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The rear exterior and pool of the newly constructed mansion in New Jersey.

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The rear exterior and pool of the newly constructed mansion in New Jersey.

Top-10 Congressional Districts: Household Income

The Census Bureau has begun to release demographic and economic data for redrawn congressional districts that became effective this year, yielding valuable insight about the constituencies of the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Following are the 10...

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