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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CENSUS 2010 UPDATE

More Working Women Than Men Have College Degrees, Census Bureau Reports

Among the employed population 25 and older, 37 percent of women had attained a bachelor's degree or more as of 2010, compared with 35 percent of men, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In contrast, among all adults 25 and older, 29.6 percent of women and 30.3 percent of men had at least a bachelor's degree.

The data come from tabulations on Educational Attainment in the United States: 2010 and not only examine gender differences in attainment but also provide the most detailed information on years of school completed ever presented by the Census Bureau, showing for each level of attainment exactly how many years of education adults have.

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"The tabulations permit one to see not only the broad levels of educational attainment adults experienced, but also, for instance, if they did not receive a high school diploma, the specific level of schooling they did reach," said Sonia Collazo, a Census Bureau demographer.

In 2010, 36 percent of the nation's population 25 and older left school before obtaining a degree. This includes 15 percent of the population that didn't earn a regular high school diploma-— a group sometimes labeled "dropouts." Among this group were about 1 percent of the population who reached the 12th grade, 2 percent who reached the 11th grade but still did not graduate, and 2 percent who earned a GED.

Kansas City Region Upcoming Events

May 6 The Kansas City Community-Wide Information Network (CWIN)
May 13 Missouri Planners' Forum
May 25 Manhattan Library

Find out how to access Census data and how the data can be used in many beneficial ways including:

· the number of high school graduates in a particular city/county
· the population rate increase over the last ten years (or more) for a certain area
· the increase/decrease in the unemployment rate in an area

The Kansas City Region hosts data presentations and workshops throughout the region. For more information or to schedule a data presentation or workshop, call (913) 551-6711 or email at kc.pds@census.gov.

Connect to us on Facebook and find out about other upcoming data presentations, and workshop sessions in your area.

Computers for Learning Program (CFL)

The Computers for Learning (CFL) program allows schools and educational nonprofit organizations to view and select the computer equipment that federal agencies have reported as excess.

In order to advocate and promote the reuse of computers, GSA is proud to sponsor the new re-engineered Computers for Learning (CFL) website:

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The CFL program assists federal agencies to meet the requirements of Executive Order (EO) 12999, "Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for All Children in the Next Century". The EO directs agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to give highest preference to schools and nonprofit organizations, including community-based educational organizations, (schools and educational nonprofit organizations) with the transfer, through gift or donation, of computers and related peripheral equipment excess to their needs.

Eligibility

All Computers for Learning (CFL) participants must be located in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

For more information, visit the Computers for Learning Program website.


Other Kansas City Regional News

· 2010 Census Advance Group Quarters Summary File

The institutionalized group quarters categories include correctional facilities for adults, juvenile facilities, nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities and other institutional facilities; while the noninstitutionalized group quarters categories include college/university student housing, military quarters and other noninstitutional facilities.

Data are shown for states, counties, census tracts and blocks. This early release will be useful to data users in the redistricting community who must follow state legislation regarding group quarters populations in redrawing boundaries.

· 2010 Census Demographic Profiles

These profiles provide more subject detail than the recently released 2010 Census redistricting data files. For example, they provide additional details about race and Hispanic subgroups, five-year age groups and subcategories for vacancies.

Also, these profiles offer new information from the 2010 Census, such as sex, household relationship, household type, group quarters population and housing tenure (whether a housing unit is owned or rented). The profiles will be released on a state-by-state basis for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The data will be available through American FactFinder for detailed levels of geography down to the place/functioning minor civil division-level, as well as for the nation, regions, divisions and other areas that cross state boundaries. (Scheduled for release in early May)

If you have questions or would like additional information, call the Kansas City Partnership and Data Services staff 913-551-6711.

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