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The U.S. Bureau of the Census collects and distributes the nation's statistics. Demographic data from the bureau include Profiles of General Demographic Characteristics (2000), Population Projections Program (projections released periodically), Population by Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin (2000), Our Diverse Population: Race and Hispanic Origin, 2000, and Population by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic or Latino Origin for the United States (2000).

The bureau also produces studies on racial and ethnic groups, including The Asian and Pacific Islander Population in the United States: March 2002 (2003), The Asian Population: 2000 (2002), The Black Population in the United States: March 2002 (2003), The Hispanic Population in the United States: March 2000 (2001), The Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Population: 2000 (2001), and The Two or More Races Population: 2000 (2001).

The bureau releases financial and family statistics in America's Families and Living Arrangements (2000), Money Income in the United States: 2001 (2002), and Poverty in the United States: 2002 (2003). The bureau also compiles statistics on home ownership rates, health and disability trends, fertility rates, and educational attainment. The Census Bureau periodically publishes a Survey of Minority-Owned Business Enterprises. Current Population Reports comprise information on a variety of topics, including school enrollment, marital status, moving, Internet use, and voting.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides labor force data. The bureau publishes a monthly Employment Situation Summary, Household Data Annual Averages, and Labor Force Projections to 2010: Steady Growth and Changing Composition (2001).

Other useful sources have been published by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Job Patterns for Minorities and Women in Private Industry (2000), and the U.S. Department of Commerce, A Nation Online: How Americans Are Expanding Their Use of the Internet (2002).

The National Center for Health Statistics produces monthly National Vital Statistics Reports, Healthy People 2000: Trends in Racial and Ethnic-Specific Rates for the Health Status Indicators: United States, 19901998 (2002), Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2002 (2004), and Health, United States, 2003 (2003). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes an annual HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. Another helpful source, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2003 is published by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics publishes an annual report on The Condition of Education. The College Board provides useful data in College-Bound Seniors 2003.

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) produces Homicide Trends in the United States, as well as numerous other reports. BJS reports used in this publication include Federal Law Enforcement Officers, 2002, Criminal Victimization 2002, Trends in State Parole 19902000, Prisoners in 2002, Capital Punishment 2002, and Hate Crimes Reported in NIBRS, 199799.

Both Public Agenda (with the survey Race Relations: People's Chief Concerns, 2002) and the Gallup Organization provide polling information.

The Civil Rights Project at Harvard University provides data on the race and ethnicity of charter school students, published in Charter Schools and Race: A Lost Opportunity for Integrated Education (Erica Frankenberg and Chungmei Lee, 2003).

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