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Each Thursday in March, Sam Roberts of the New York Times discusses what the 2010 census numbers tell us about our region and our country.

Sam Roberts' Three Most Interesting Census Tracts

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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When you look at the Census as a whole… I think you see a lot of bright signs for New York City, even though the count came in somewhat lower than the city had anticipated.

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Census Results: Poverty Rate in New York

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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[T]he total number for New York City is disappointingly low according to city officials, lower than the 8.4 million they were expecting, and the chances are they’re going to challenge that count as being way too low.

— Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Census Results: The Hispanic Vote

Thursday, March 17, 2011

On The Brian Lehrer Show today at 10:40 am.  Audio and a recap of this conversation will be posted here by 1pm.

Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times, is a weekly guest for the month of March. Each week he talks about the 2010 Census results and what they reveal about Americans and New Yorkers. This week he discusses how the Hispanic population has expanded.

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Census Results: A Shake-Up in the Garden State

Thursday, March 10, 2011

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Redistricting is a process which is not only arbitrary but aggravating to many people, because politicians are usually most interested in self preservation, and clearly someone in this equation is going to have to be sacrificed.

— Sam Roberts, urban affairs correspondent for The New York Times on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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What To Watch For In The Census: Borough-by-Borough

Thursday, March 03, 2011

When you look at Queens Village, you have a couple square blocks in which there are 400 residents from Central and South America; 300 from south Asia; 300 from southeast Asia; almost 200 from eastern Europe; more than 100 from the Caribbean; more than 100 from east Asia; as well as 500 born in the United States. Now that is diversity, and you don’t see that in many places in the world.

-- Sam Roberts of the New York Times, on the Brian Lehrer Show

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