The typical shopper expects to spend $458 for back-to-school clothing, footwear, electronics, stationery and other supplies this year, according to the International Mass Retail Association’s consumer survey August 10 – 12. In late July 2000, that figure was $315.

This latest NCLR report, released at the 2001 NCLR Annual Conference, presents an overview of the most recent Census data on Hispanics in the U.S. One in eight Americans is Hispanic and half of all Hispanics are under 26 years old.

An atlas with 72 color maps illustrating demographic patterns and changes in population between 1990 and 2000 was released by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.

Interep released a report on the growing U.S. Asian-American market, which approached 12 million in Census 2000.

Access Worldwide Communications, Inc. announced the expansion of an agreement with ACNielsen U.S., an operating unit of ACNielsen, a VNU company, for multicultural research services conducted in support of the ACNielsen Homescan(R) Hispanic Panel.

The Board of Directors of the Hispanic Business Roundtable (HBR) and The Latino Coalition (TLC) released the results of the first comprehensive national survey of U.S. Hispanics taken since U.S Census declared Latinos the largest minority in the country.

They dye their hair with Jell-O. They pierce and tattoo body parts previously left unmarked. They wear clothing five sizes too big for them. Why would anyone look to teens and young adults for design advice?

R. L. Polk & Co. and Jupiter Media Metrix ( launched the Polk-Media Metrix Automotive Internet Intelligence Report.

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