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Saturday, March 31, 2012

KATS launches new bus Route6: Announces service to Colonial Heights, Johnson City via NET Trans Red Route 3X


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KATS launches new Route 6

Announces service to Colonial Heights, Johnson City via NET Trans Red Route 3X



 KINGSPORT - The Kingsport Area Transit System will launch a new Route 6 on Monday, April 2nd, 2012 serving the west side of Kingsport, while also commencing operation of a new connector service between downtown Kingsport, Colonial Heights and Johnson City via NET Trans Red Route 3X service.

KATS has seen dramatic monthly ridership growth, from 4,954 riders in February 2010 to 10,848 riders in February 2012, and is please to expand service again by offering Route 6 and the new partnership with NET Trans.

KATS Route 6 will serve the Downtown Food City, Ridgefield Circle, Netherland Inn, Allandale Mansion, Allandale Apartments and the West Stone Drive Wal-Mart while also providing a new linkage to the Riverwalk-end of the Greenbelt.

"We're pleased with the dramatic growth in ridership we have realized in the last couple of years since undertaking a top-to-bottom review of the Transit Service, with our staff doing an excellent job of executing improvements to the service," City Manager John Campbell said Friday. "With Route 6 and the new Red Route 3X inter-city service to Colonial Heights and Johnson City, we feel we are making serious headway in the effort to provide meaningful and affordable alternatives to the personal automobile. And certainly, this service would not be possible without the support of NET Trans Director Tim Jaynes and the First Tennessee Human Resource Agency."

KATS Route 6 service follows the same service days and hours as KATS other routes, operating Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, connecting to the NET Trans 3X route service to Johnson City can be managed by boarding at the KATS Transit Office on Clay Street and transferring buses to the NET Trans 3X route service along Ft. Henry Drive at Food City, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Ingles in Colonial Heights.

Red Route 3X route service is $5 per one-way trip, and connects to the Johnson City Transit Service at its main office in downtown Johnson City. 

In addition, NET Trans will honor KATS fares including monthly passes to travel from the KATS Transit Terminal on Clay Street out to the Ingles location in Colonial Heights.

NET Trans Red Route 3X route service will be offered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:05 p.m. NET Trans will provide one free transfer into the KATS transit system for those traveling from Johnson City or the Colonial Heights area to allow them to reach their designation in Kingsport.

NET Trans will also offer a $50.00 monthly pass for unlimited trips between cities.

For more information please contact the office of the Kingsport Area Transit Service at (423) 224-2613 or online at www.kingsporttransit.org.






Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Board discusses requirements for STEM school attendance

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Kingsport Farmers Market ready to kick off 2012 season

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Your Chamber is Moving

Your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce is moving! Effective Monday, April 2, our new address will be 400 Clinchfield... http://t.co/FMvxAGOh

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Dr. Chris Hampton Named Principal of Dobyns-Bennett High School

Kingsport – Dr. Chris Hampton has been named the principal of Dobyns-Bennett High School.  Dr. Hampton had previously been appointed interim principal in June, 2011, with a decision regarding a permanent assignment to be made at a future time.  With today's announcement by Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie, the interim label has been removed from Dr. Hampton's job title.

 

"In the short time I have served as Superintendent in Kingsport, it has quickly become obvious to me that Dr. Hampton has the skills and abilities to effectively lead Dobyns-Bennett High School," said Dr. Ailshie.  "It is evident that he has the strong support of the faculty, staff, and students at D-B, and I have the utmost confidence that he will continue to support and challenge the school community to reach high levels of achievement."

 

Prior to accepting his position as principal, Dr. Hampton had most recently served as the Kingsport City Schools Secondary Curriculum Coordinator and spent seven years as an Assistant Principal at Dobyns-Bennett. He has worked a total of 14 years in Kingsport City Schools, also having previously served as a special education teacher and guidance counselor at D-B. Dr. Hampton has a B.S. in Special Education, a Master's Degree in Counseling, and an Ed.D. in Leadership and Policy Analysis from East Tennessee State University.

 

"I am greatly appreciative of the opportunity to continue working with and for the students of Kingsport as the principal of Dobyns-Bennett High School," said Hampton.  "It has been an honor to hold this position during this school year and I look forward to continuing our focus on student learning as we head into our work with the Common Core State Standards."

 

For more information, contact Kingsport City Schools Administrative Coordinator Andy True at (423) 378-2130.

 

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Another National Championship for Carson-Newman!!!!!

Super news!!!! Following on the heels on our "National Championship" in Community Service announced two weeks ago by the U.S. Department of Education on behalf of the President of the United States, Carson-Newman has won its second National Championship in two weeks, this time in Forensics.

 

In the link below you will read about Carson-Newman's 4th consecutive National Championship in Christian College Forensics in Individual Events, and our 1st Overall National Championship!

 

Coach Chip Hall's team is pictured below in the link. Congratulations to Coach Hall, and team members Michael Lugo, Jeremy Hayes, Jordan Rasnic, Alex Davis, Rachel Lee Hicks, Sara McHenry, Melanie Meade, Taylor Rasnic, Luke Willoughby, Callie Booher, Faith Radar, Kate Doyle, Rebecca Bird, Abbie Moody, Rheannah Summers, Laura Kate Gonyea, and Mary Collins.

 

The Eagles are Soarin'!

 

Applause, applause, applause!!!

Randall

 

http://www.cn.edu/news?view=299

 

J. Randall O'Brien,

Office of the President

Carson-Newman College

1646 Russell Avenue

Jefferson City, TN 37760

865-471-3200 (office)

robrien@cn.edu (no apostrophe in name for email)

 




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Friday, March 23, 2012

Kingsport City Schools Names Creech as Assistant Superintendent

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Kingsport – Kingsport City Schools has named Dory Creech as Assistant Superintendent.  Previously the Director of Accountability and System Testing Coordinator, Creech assumes the post last held by Dr. Damon Cathey, who resigned in December, 2011 to accept an educational consulting position in Nashville.

"It has been a pleasure to get to know Mrs. Creech better during the selection process," said KCS Superintendent Dr. Lyle Ailshie. I knew of her reputation and how well-respected she is among her peers and throughout the Northeast Tennessee region. Now I know first-hand how knowledgeable she is and the excellent skills she possesses. I look forward to working with Mrs. Creech to find ways to better serve our students and staff."

 Mrs. Creech has 29 years experience in the field of education, with the prior 23 years spent with Kingsport City Schools.  She has served as a special education teacher and department chair, Assistant to the Principal at Johnson Elementary, and Assistant Principal at Dobyns-Bennett High School.  Creech has held the position of Director of Accountability and System Testing Coordinator since 2005.

"I am thrilled to have this wonderful opportunity to support students and teachers in Kingsport," said Creech.  "I look forward to working with Dr. Ailshie to help lead Kingsport City Schools in this exciting time in public education."

 Mrs. Creech also currently serves as a Regional Value-Added Specialist for the TN Department of Education, Secretary for the East Tennessee Supervisor's Study Council, and is a member of the Quality Committee and Metrics Team for the United Way of Greater Kingsport.

Mrs. Creech received her Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from East Tennessee State University in 2001.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Special Education from Tusculum College in 1981.  She currently holds licensure endorsements in the areas of Elementary Grades 1-8, Special Education K-12, Beginning Administrator, and Superintendent. 

 For more information, contact Kingsport City Schools Administrative Coordinator Andy True at (423) 378-2130.

 

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the legendary Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which a Mexican force of 4,500 men faced 6,000 well-trained French soldiers. The battle lasted four hours and ended in a victory for the Mexican army under Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza. Along with Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16, Cinco de Mayo has become a time to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture.

 

Mexican Population

 

31.8 million

The number of U.S. residents of Mexican origin, according to the 2010 Census. These residents accounted for about three-quarters (63 percent) of the 50.5 million Hispanics and increased 54 percent, growing from 20.6 million in 2000 to 31.8 million in 2010.

Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010

<http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-04.pdf>

 

25.5

Median age of people in the United States of Mexican origin. The total Hispanic population had a median age of 27.2 and for the total population it was 37.2.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

<http://factfinder2.census.gov> table S0201

 

Geographic Distribution

 

61%

Percentage of the Mexican-origin population in the United States that resided in California

(11.4 million) and Texas (8.0 million) in 2010.

Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010

<http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-04.pdf>

 

40

Number of states in which the Mexican-origin population represented the largest Hispanic group, according to the 2010 Census. More than half these states were in the South and West regions of the country, two in the Northeast region, and in all 12 states in the Midwest region.

Source: The Hispanic Population: 2010

<http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-04.pdf>

 

Military

 

685,000

Number of U.S. military veterans of Mexican origin.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov>

 

Education

 

1.5 million
Number of people of Mexican descent 25 and older with a bachelor's degree or higher. This included about 404,000 who had a graduate or professional degree.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov> table S0201

 

Families

 

34.0%

Percentage of married-couple families, with own children younger than 18, among households with a householder of Mexican origin. For all households, the corresponding percentage was 20 percent.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov> table S0201

 

4.2 people                                                      

Average size of families with a householder of Mexican origin in 2010. The average size of all families was 3.2 people.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov> table S0201

 

Jobs

 

67.8%

Percentage 16 and older of Mexican origin in the labor force. The percentage was 64 percent for the population as a whole.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov> table S0201

 

16.2%

Percentage of civilians employed 16 years and older of Mexican origin who worked in management, business, science and arts occupations. In addition, 27 percent worked in service occupations; 21 percent in sales and office occupations; 18 percent in natural resources, construction and maintenance occupations; and 18 percent in production, transportation and material moving occupations.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov> table S0201

 

Income and Wealth

 

$39,264

Median family income in 2010 for households with a householder of Mexican origin. For the population as a whole, the corresponding amount was $60,609.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov> table S0201

 

26.6%

Poverty rate in 2010 for all people of Mexican heritage. For the population as a whole, the corresponding rate was 15.3 percent.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov> table S0201

 

24.2%

Poverty rate in 2010 for all families of Mexican heritage. For all families, the corresponding family poverty rate was 11.3 percent.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov> table S0201

 


Ownership

 

49.2%

Percentage of householders of Mexican origin in occupied housing units who owned the home in which they lived. This compared with 65.4 percent for the population as a whole.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov> table S0201

 

Foreign-Born

 

11.7 million                                                    

Number of Mexican-born U.S. residents in 2010, representing 29 percent of the foreign-born population.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov>

 

Language spoken at home

 

75.3%

Percentage of Mexican-origin people who spoke a language other than English at home; among these people, 36 percent spoke English less than "very well." Among the population as a whole, the corresponding figures were 21 percent and 9 percent, respectively.

Source: 2010 American Community Survey

<http://factfinder2.census.gov>

 

Trade with Mexico

 

$460.6 billion

The value of total goods traded between the United States and Mexico in 2011. Mexico was our nation's third-leading trading partner, after Canada and China. The leading U.S. export commodity to Mexico in 2011 was unleaded gasoline ($11.6 billion); the leading U.S. import commodity from Mexico in 2011 was crude petroleum ($29.9 billion).

Source: Foreign Trade Statistics

<http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/highlights/top/top1112yr.html> and <https://www.usatradeonline.gov/>

 

Businesses

 

1.0 million

Number of firms owned by people of Mexican origin in 2007. They accounted for 45.8 percent of all Hispanic-owned firms. Mexicans led all Hispanic subgroups.

Source: Hispanic-Owned Firms: 2007 <http://www.census.gov/econ/sbo/get07sof.html?11>

 

$154.9 billion

Sales and receipts for firms owned by people of Mexican origin in 2007, 44.2 percent of all Hispanic-owned firm receipts.

Source: Hispanic-Owned Firms: 2007 <http://www.census.gov/econ/sbo/get07sof.html?11>

 

47.8%

Percentage increase in the number of businesses owned by people of Mexican origin between 2002 and 2007.

Source: Hispanic-Owned Firms: 2007   <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb10-145.html>

 

70.5%

Percent of all Mexican-owned U.S. businesses in either California or Texas in 2007. California had the most Mexican-owned U.S. firms (36.1 percent), followed by Texas (34.4 percent) and Arizona (4.1 percent).

Source: Hispanic-Owned Firms: 2007 <http://www.census.gov/econ/sbo/get07sof.html?11>

 

16.5%

Ratio of Mexican-owned firms to all firms in Texas, which led all states. New Mexico was next (15.1 percent), followed by California (10.9 percent), Arizona (8.6 percent) and Nevada (4.9 percent).

Source: Hispanic-Owned Firms: 2007 <http://www.census.gov/econ/sbo/get07sof.html?11>

 

32.3%

Percentage of Mexican-owned U.S. firms in the construction and repair, maintenance, personal and laundry services sectors. Mexican-owned firms accounted for 5.1 percent of all U.S. businesses in these sectors.

Source: Hispanic-Owned Firms: 2007 <http://www.census.gov/econ/sbo/get07sof.html?11>

 

Mexican Food

 

$100.4 million                                    

Product shipment value of tamales and other Mexican food specialties (not frozen or canned) produced in the United States in 2002.

Source: 2002 Economic Census <http://www.census.gov/econ/census02/guide/INDRPT31.HTM>

 

$48.9 million

Product shipment value of frozen enchiladas produced in the United States in 2002. Frozen tortilla shipments were valued even higher at $156 million.

Source: 2002 Economic Census <http://www.census.gov/econ/census02/guide/INDRPT31.HTM>

 

374

Number of U.S. tortilla manufacturing establishments in 2008. The establishments that produce this unleavened flat bread employed 16,311 people. Tortillas, the principal food of the Aztecs, are known as the "bread of Mexico." One in three of these establishments was in Texas.

Source: County Business Patterns: 2008 <http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/>                    

 

Following is a list of observances typically covered by the Census Bureau's Facts for Features series:

 

Black History Month (February)                                     Labor Day

Super Bowl                                                                           Grandparents Day

Valentine's Day (Feb. 14)                                                  Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

Women's History Month (March)                                   Unmarried and Single Americans Week

Irish-American Heritage Month (March)/                      Halloween (Oct. 31)

St. Patrick's Day (March 17)                                           American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May)                                           (November)

Older Americans Month (May)                                       Veterans Day (Nov. 11)                                                                    

Cinco de Mayo (May 5)                                                   Thanksgiving Day

Mother's Day                                                                  The Holiday Season (December)                                      

Hurricane Season Begins (June 1)                                                                   

Father's Day                                                                                       

The Fourth of July (July 4)

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26)

Back to School (August)                                                                                                                   

 

Editor's note: The preceding data were collected from a variety of sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other sources of error. Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau's Public Information Office: telephone: 301-763-3030; fax: 301-763-3762; or e-mail: <pio@census.gov>.

 

 

 


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Mother's Day: May 13, 2012

Mother's Day: May 13, 2012

The driving force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. As the annual celebration became popular around the country, Jarvis asked members of Congress to set aside a day to honor mothers. She finally succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.


How Many Mothers

 

85.4 million

Estimated number of mothers in the United States in 2009.
Source: Survey of Income and Program Participation, unpublished tabulations

 

4.0 million

Number of women between the ages of 15 and 50 who gave birth in the past 12 months.

Source: Fertility of American Women: 2008

<http://www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2008.html> Table 2

 

53%

Percentage of 15- to 50-year-old women who were mothers in 2010.
Source: Fertility of American Women: 2010
<http://www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2010.html> Table 1

 

81%

Percentage of women who had become mothers by age 40 to 44 as of 2010. In 1976, 90 percent of women in that age group had given birth.
Source: Fertility of American Women: 2010

<http://www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2010.html> Table 1

 

How Many Children


2.5

The total fertility rate or number of births in 2009 per woman in Utah (based on current birth rates by age), which led the nation. At the other end of the spectrum is Vermont, with a total fertility rate of 1.6 births per woman.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics <http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr60/nvsr60_01.pdf>

 

94%

The percentage of the 37.8 million mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2004, who lived with their biological children only. In addition, 3 percent lived with any stepchildren, 2 percent with any adopted children and less than 1 percent with any foster children.

Source: Living Arrangements of Children: 2004

<http://www.census.gov/prod/2008pubs/p70-114.pdf>


20%
Percentage of all women age 15 to 44 who have had two children. About 47 percent had no children, 17 percent had one, 10 percent had three and about 5 percent had four or more.
Source: Fertility of American Women: 2010, Detailed Tables, table 1

<http://www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2010.html

 

Recent Births

 

4.13 million
Number of births registered in the United States in 2009. Of this number, 409,840 were to teens 15 to 19 and 7,934 to women age 45 to 54.

Source: National Center for Health Statistics
<http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/births.htm>

<http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db58.htm#U.S.>

 

25.1

Average age of women in 2008 when they gave birth for the first time, up from 25.0 years in 2006 and 2007. The mean age from 2007 to 2008 reflects, in part, the relatively large decline in births to women under age 25 compared with the small decline for women in the 25-39 age bracket.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics

<http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr59/nvsr59_01.pdf>

 

55%
Percentage of mothers with a birth in 2010 who were in the labor force. This decreased from from 57 percent in 2008.

Source: Fertility of American Women: 2010, table 6

<http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/fertility.html>

 

27.3%

The percentage of mothers who had given birth in the past 12 months who had a bachelor's degree or higher. Among states, New Hampshire had the highest percentage of recent mothers in this category with 48 percent. Mothers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland also had percentages higher than the national average.

Source: Fertility of American Women: 2008
<http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/p20-563.pdf>

 

83%
Percentage of women age 15 to 44 with at least a high school diploma who gave birth in the last year. For women age 30 to 44, the figure was 90 percent.
Source: Fertility of American Women: 2010, Table 8

<http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/p20-563.pdf>

 

Jacob and Isabella

The most popular baby names for boys and girls, respectively, in 2010.
Source: Social Security Administration

<http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/>

 

73
Number of births in the past year per 1,000 women age 15 to 44 with a graduate or professional degree. The number per 1,000 for women whose highest level of education was a bachelor's degree was 59.7.
Source: Fertility of American Women: 2010, Table 4
<http://www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2010.html>


Mothers Remembered


17,124

Number of florist establishments nationwide in 2009. The 75,855 employees in floral shops across our nation will be especially busy preparing, selling and delivering floral arrangements

for Mother's Day.
Source: County Business Patterns: 2009 <http://censtats.census.gov/cgi-bin/cbpnaic/cbpdetl.pl>

 

The flowers bought for mom have a good chance of having been grown in California. Among the 15 surveyed states, California was the leading provider of cut flowers in 2009, accounting for

75 percent of domestic flower production ($269 million out of $359 million at wholesale value) in those states. (The data pertain only to operations with sales greater than or equal to $100,000.)
Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service <http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1072>

 

11,044

Number of employees of the 99 greeting-card publishing establishments in 2009.
Source: County Business Patterns: 2009 <http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/>

 

14,279

The number of cosmetics, beauty supplies and perfume stores nationwide in 2009. Perfume is

a popular gift given on Mother's Day.
Source: County Business Patterns: 2009 <http://censtats.census.gov/cgi-bin/cbpnaic/cbpdetl.pl>

 

24,973

Number of jewelry stores in the United States in 2009 — the place to purchase necklaces, earrings and other timeless pieces for mom.
Source: County Business Patterns: 2009 <http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/>

 

Stay-at-Home Moms


5 million

Number of stay-at-home moms in 2011 — same as in 2010 and down from 5.1 million in 2009 and 5.3 million in 2008 (the estimates for 2010 and 2009 are not statistically different). In 2011, 23 percent of married-couple family groups with children under 15 had a stay-at-home mother, up from 21 percent in 2000. In 2007, before the recession, stay-at-home mothers were found in 24 percent of married-couple family groups with children under 15.

Source: America's Families and Living Arrangements Table SHP-1 <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html>

 

Compared with other moms, stay-at-home moms in 2007 were more likely:

  • Younger (44 percent were under age 35 compared with 38 percent of mothers in the labor force).
  • Hispanic (27 percent compared with 16 percent of mothers in the labor force).
  • Foreign-born (34 percent compared with 19 percent of mothers in the labor force).
  • Living with a child under age 5 (57 percent compared with 43 percent of mothers in

the labor force).

  • Without a high school diploma (19 percent versus 8 percent of mothers in the

            labor force).

Source: America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2007 <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam/p20-561.pdf>

 

Employed Moms (and Moms-to-Be)


55%

The proportion of mothers in 2010 with a recent birth who were in the labor force decreased slightly from 57 percent in 2008.

Source: Fertility of American Women: 2010 <http://www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2010.html> Table 6

 

In 2008, among states with higher than average levels of new mothers who were unemployed, the highest proportions were in Alabama and Delaware (10 percent) followed by Michigan, Alaska, Arkansas, North Dakota, and South Carolina (9 percent), along with several other states in the southeast United States.

Source: Fertility of American Women: 2008 <http://www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2008.html> Table 11

 

805,137

Number of child care centers across the country in 2009. These included 75,396 centers employing 869,468 workers and another 729,741 self-employed people or other businesses without paid employees. Many mothers turn to these centers to help juggle motherhood and careers.
Source: County Business Patterns: 2009 <http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/> and
Nonemployer Statistics: 2009 <http://www.census.gov/econ/nonemployer/>

 

Single Moms

 

10.0 million

The number of single mothers living with children younger than 18 in 2011, up from 3.4 million in 1970.
Source: America's Families and Living Arrangements

<http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/hh-fam.html> FM-2

 

5.2 million

Number of custodial mothers who were due child support in 2009.
Source: Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2009

<http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p60-240.pdf html>

 

38%

In 2010, of the 3.7 million women 15 to 44 years old who had a birth in the last year, 1.4 million

(39 percent) were to women who were not married, who were separated, or married but with an absent spouse.

Source: Fertility of American Women: 2010

<http://www.census.gov/hhes/fertility/data/cps/2010html> Table 4

 

In 2008, this number was 1.5 million. Of those mothers, 425,000 (28 percent) were living with a cohabit­ing partner.

Source: Fertility of American Women: 2008

<http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/p20-563.pdf>

 

Following is a list of observances typically covered by the Census Bureau's Facts for Features series:

Black History Month (February)                                             Labor Day

Super Bowl                                                                                    Grandparents Day

Valentine's Day (Feb. 14)                                                            Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

Women's History Month (March)                                          Unmarried and Single Americans Week

Irish-American Heritage Month (March)/                               Halloween (Oct. 31)

St. Patrick's Day (March 17)                                                    American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May)                      (November)

Older Americans Month (May)                                                Veterans Day (Nov. 11)                           

Cinco de Mayo (May 5)                                                            Thanksgiving Day

Mother's Day                                                                          The Holiday Season (December)                                            

Hurricane Season Begins (June 1)                                                                   

Father's Day                                                                                       

The Fourth of July (July 4)

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26)

Back to School (August)                                                                                                                   

 

Editor's note: The preceding data were collected from a variety of sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other sources of error. Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau's Public Information Office: telephone: 301-763-3030; fax: 301-763-3762; or e-mail: <pio@census.gov>.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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