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Posted on · If you feel like there are more people around the Bayou City these days – well, trust those feelings. The U.S. Census Bureau says the Houston metro area has seen greater population growth than any other U.S. metro area in the last decade…and last year, Harris County added more residents than any other U.S. county. […]

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Houston Challenges Census Numbers

Posted on · The City of Houston is challenging the U.S. Census Bureau on the results of the city's population count. Houston Mayor Annise Parker says the federal government did not get an accurate count of citizens in unincorporated areas. Laurie Johnson reports.

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Former U.S. Census Director Analyzes Changing Demographics

Posted on · The latest census shows the Houston metro grew by 26.1 percent in the past decade, with the Hispanic population in Texas accounting for two-thirds of the state's staggering growth. The new demographic data will be used to redraw boundaries for Congress. Ed Mayberry reports.

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Houston’s Homeless Census

Posted on · Although the 2010 census is officially over — a special population count takes place tonight in Houston and across the country. It's called the Point in Time homeless count and it's a federal effort to track the number of people who are homeless or in shelters. As Laurie Johnson reports — the homeless Count is especially critical this year.

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Taking the Census Safely

Posted on · U.S. Census officials are responding to fearful residents in Houston after a man was killed and his family was beaten and robbed by someone posing as a census worker. As Laurie Johnson reports — there are things to look for and ways to verify that the person knocking at your door does work for the census.

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Census Jobs Available

Posted on · Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee says the government will hire 10,000 workers in Houston to knock on doors of people who didn't fill out the census. Bill Stamps reports — you have to take a test this weekend in order to be considered.