Jessica McGilivray

Census Director Robert Groves blogged recently about the consequences of budget cuts and “determined that Census needed to terminate a number of existing programs such as the Current Industrial Reports program, the Statistical Abstract, and our foreign demographic analysis program to mention a few, in order to fund higher priority programs.”

So recently the Census Bureau announced it is “terminating the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program effective October 1, 2011. The Statistical Compendium program is comprised of the Statistical Abstract of the United States and its supplemental products — the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book.” Keep reading →