June 20, 1991 |
If you like trees and you can count, you qualify to take part in Lansdowne's second tree census. "You don't have to have any previous tree knowledge to come," said Kathryn Terzi, a horticulturist who coordinated the first tree census last fall. The census, sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, is a continuing tally designed to count the types and sizes of trees that line the streets of the borough. Begun in October, the count has identified about half of the trees that need to be recorded, Terzi said.
September 29, 1989 |
Barbara Everitt Bryant, who was a vice president of the Republican Party's top polling company, has been nominated to be the first female director of the U.S. Census Bureau. The nomination was announced on Wednesday by President Bush. Bryant, 63, was a senior vice president of Market Opinion Research in Detroit. Bryant, whose appointment requires congressional approval, would join the bureau as it gears up for the 1990 census. Next year, the census' bicentennial year, the bureau will employ more than 400,000 people to help count the estimated 250 million people in the nation.
March 25, 1990 |
The East Caln Board of Supervisors is asking that residents in the township stand up and be counted. At a meeting Wednesday, the board asked that all households fill out and return the 1990 U.S. census questionnaire by the April 1 deadline to ensure that residents of East Caln benefit from an accurate population count in the township. "We have two revenues that are allocated by the state, and if they don't get a good count, we could be shortchanged for the next 10 years," said Township Manager Edwin R. Hill.
March 21, 2001
Minority population is now 55 percent in Philly. In another decade, white and black middle-class people will have left and there will be no one to pay taxes. Then the population will be 90 percent Hispanic and African-American, with the other 10 percent seniors and homeless. Where is the taxpayer? Shake hands, Philly, with Detroit, Camden and Newark. JERRY FOGLIA, Philadelphia
July 12, 1987 |
The delegates to the Federal Convention found still another issue to disagree on yesterday - how to count the population of the United States. The dispute set North and South squarely at odds and produced a spirited debate. Southern delegates argued that a periodic census was necessary to assure that the allocation of representatives in the new national legislature, which will be based on population, remained fair. The majority of Americans now live in the North, but a day may come when that will no longer be true, the Southerners declared.
October 20, 1988 |
The Haverford School District is looking for students it may not know about. The school district is sending out 17,000 letters to all township residents as the first step in a comprehensive census of school-age children who live in the township to predict future enrollment in the district. Each residence will receive a census packet including a form seeking the names of occupants from birth through 21 years, a letter of explanation and a stamped, addressed envelope for returning the information.
March 15, 2010 |
Mayor Nutter found himself acting as a "preacher without a license" yesterday, meeting congregants at five churches to explain the importance of the 2010 census. He topped off his day's outreach to constituents by attending the St. Patrick's Day Parade, although it's unclear whether he waded into the census agenda there. When the mayor addressed members of the Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, on Broad Street near Catharine, he explained how the city had received a failing grade (56 percent participation)
November 3, 2010
COUNTING prisoners as living in areas that aren't their home residence is illegal, according to the state Constitution. What comes out of the census? Federal dollars for education, health care, better neighborhoods and more feasible re-entry programs. Is it a coincidence that the prisoners counted are mostly African-American and from the Philadelphia area? Legally, prisoners are to be counted in the county of their last registration. Out of the 51,000 inmates in state prisons in Pennsylvania, close to half (22,450)
May 19, 2012 |
In an attempt to get a more complete picture of homelessness in Philadelphia, more than 50 volunteers fanned out to all corners of the city Wednesday night and counted 583 people living on the streets. Usually, the city only includes Center City, Philadelphia International Airport, and a few select neighborhoods in its quarterly count of unsheltered homeless people. But this time, more people were enlisted to reach more areas of the city. "We moved into every zip code," said Debbie Plotnick, an advocate for the Mental Health Association for Southeastern Pennsylvania.
April 14, 1989 |
This time next year, the great American head count officially known as the census will begin, packing with it a load of bad news for America's big cities in the Northeast and Midwest. Philadelphia is not likely to be spared. First, there will be official confirmation that the population of the nation's older big cities continued to decline in the 1980s - as it did during the previous three decades - while population in the Sun Belt, especially Florida, Georgia, Texas and California, continued to grow.