With Census 2000 data showing a dramatic increase in the nation's racial/ethnic diversity, much of it due to the rise in the Hispanic population nationwide, demographers at Claritas Inc.

In a joint presentation of research studies, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and member companies DoubleClick, Inc. and MSN today unveiled their individual studies on the effectiveness of branding on the Internet at a press conference in New York City.

Arbitron Inc. has released the first ratings results for its new television, cable and radio audience measurement system, the Portable People Meter (PPM).

Users choose from more than 675 variables to instantly profile the demography of a specific geographic area, as well as survey PL94-171 redistricting data. The service also generates more than 25 custom reports as well as full color maps for a visual data display.

The Commerce Department's Census Bureau said today that between 1970 and 2000 the median age at first marriage for women increased by 4.3 years to 25.1 years; for men, the increase was 3.6 years to 26.8 years.

The Internet is the telephone, television, game console, and radio wrapped up in one for most teenagers and that means it has become a major "player" in many American families. Teens go online to chat with their friends, kill boredom, see the wider world, and follow the latest trends.

vCustomer Corporation, a provider of customer care solutions to English speaking customers in North America and Europe, and Hispanic Teleservices Corporation (HTC), a provider of outsourced customer support for the Hispanic market, announced a strategic partnership to promote their contact center

Arbitron Inc. announced that, beginning September 2001, it will conduct syndicated radio audience measurement services for Mexico City broadcasters, advertisers and agencies.

Roslow Research Group has just released the results of its Spring 2001 Hispanic Internet Usage study. Some highlights:

1 - 43% of Hispanics 16 years of age and over have used the Internet in the past 30 days.

Following a successful pilot test by NetRadio, Arbitron Inc. has launched a new webcast audience measurement service which gathers audience demographics of individual streaming media channels.

Nielsen//NetRatings published its first data on the at-home surfing behavior of Internet users in Mexico.

More than half (52 percent) of all of the people who moved between March 1999 and March 2000 did so for housing-related reasons, according to a pair of reports issued by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

Blacks ended the 20th century by returning to the region that they spent most of the century leaving. Their return reinforces the South's distinct racial profile as a mostly white-black region.

Access Worldwide Communications, Inc. announced that it has moved the headquarters for its TelAc Teleservices Group from Arlington, Virginia to Hyattsville, Maryland, effective May 29.

Data from the 2000 census will be released over the next two years on a flow basis. These state-by-state news releases (including data for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico) provide users this data on individual state web pages as it becomes available.

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