Did you know that in 2009 wildlife destroyed an estimated $29 million in North Carolina field crops? These statistics were put together with the help of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. It includes information on what crops suffer the most damage and the most common kinds of wildlife producing the damage.
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Hispanic Heritage Month
September is Hispanic Heritage month. North Carolina has one of the fastest growing Hispanic populations in the country. The Hispanic community is a diverse population that encompasses a variety of cultures.
For more information about the Hispanic population please check out the following books from the GHL collection:
Hispanic Americans: A Statistical Sourcebook, 2003 ed. –
A source of statistical information on the Hispanic population including demographics, education, economics and health.
Hispanic Firsts: 500 Years of Extraordinary Achievement by Nicolas Kanellos-
A compilation of contributions and achievements of Hispanics from the arts, education, politics and the sciences.
New Information from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners
Written by Elizabeth Hayden, Demographics and Reference Librarian
According to the Survey of Business Owners: Black-Owned Businesses: 2007, North Carolina had 83,900 black-owned businesses–60.9% more than in 2002. The Survey of Business Owners consists of data from a questionnaire sent to approximately 2.3 million businesses. (more…)
Attention Local Data Users and Planners this program is for you!
Paul Zeisset from the Census Bureau headquarters in Washington, D.C. is conducting a presentation for data users on the 2007 Economic Census on November 5, 2010 at the Holly Springs Civic Center in Holly Springs, NC. (more…)