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    The Oshkosh Northwestern uncovered major errors in U.S. Census data that experts said could have devastating ramifications for governments and businesses relying on the data. The story showed how the Census Bureau knew about flaws in compact disks from the 1990 census since 1993, but made no widespread effort to in from the public. The disks contained faulty software which meant incorrect data was given out on the nation's metropolitan statistical areas in 19 states. (Aug. 4, 1995)
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    The Buffalo News reports on the new migration of the middle class to the outer-ring suburbs who want to distance themselves from Buffalo because of the rise in crime and violence. As the populace scatters to more remote areas, the communities and people in them seems to become more isolationists. (July 16, 1995)
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    The Buffalo News reports that half of Erie County residents are older than 36-years - old. The number of senior citizens in the suburban towns of Tonawanda and Cheektowaga is greater than the state of Florida. (Aug. 6, 1995)
  • Loosening poverty's grasp

    The Plain Dealer looked at a six-square-mile Cleveland area that had been promised about $90 million from the federal Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community program, created by Clinton in 1993. A Plain Dealer review of decades of census data, recent vital statistics, property records, deeds and business records shows the severity of the damage done to the neighborhoods when jobs, businesses and social programs left.
  • Insurance industry accused of 'redlining'

    The Austin-American Statesman conducts a computer-assisted analysis of auto insurance records in the Texas; combined with census data, the analysis showed that people in predominanatly minority and low-income zip codes were far more likely to pay the highest insurance rates.
  • Mutts Hottest Dogs Around

    Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, Mass.) conducts a computer-assisted census of all area dogs to reveal what type of animal pet-owners prefer, favorite names, etc., Feb. 20, 1994.
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    U.S. News & World Report details how immigrants are changing life and culture within the United States; includes an analysis of census bureau computer records, Oct. 4, 1993.
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    Kalamazoo (Mich.) Gazette reports on the soaring poverty rate of children under 5 in Kalamazoo County; uses U.S. Census statistics to reveal alarming changes since the 1980 census, including the fact that senior citizens are far better off than children, June 11, 1992.
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    New York Times conducts a computer analysis of census and income data and reports that Queens, N.Y., is the largest political subdivision in which blacks and whites share a common median income; over the previous decade, the median income of black households in Queens rose 31 percent, adjusted for inflation, compared to 19 percent for whites, June 8, 1992.
  • Wealth grows fastest on edges of metro area

    Kansas City Star analyzes income data of the Kansas City metropolitan area from the 1990 census and found that personal wealth in the 1980s fanned out into the far-flung suburbs while it shrank in the central city, July 26, 1992.