Naval Air Station Fallon
Naval Air Station Fallon or NAS Fallon is the United States Navys premier air-to-air and air-to-ground training facility. It is located southeast of the city of Fallon in western Nevada in the United States, since 1996, it has been home to the Naval Fighter Weapons School, and the surrounding area contains 240,000 acres of bombing and electronic warfare ranges. It is home to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, which includes TOPGUN, the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School, Navy SEAL Combat Search and Rescue training takes place here. The airfield is named Van Voorhis Field in honor of Lieutenant Bruce Van Voorhis who was awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor, the airfield at NAS Fallon was originally built in 1942 as part of a defensive network to repel a feared Japanese invasion of the west coast. It was soon taken over by the Navy for training use and has used as such ever since with the exception of the period of 1946 to 1951. During these same years prior to 1972, many troops were temporarily assigned to NAAS Fallon for their hot weather training.
The Navy relocated its Navy Fighter Weapons School, or TOPGUN, from NAS Miramar to NAS Fallon in 1996, following the transfer of NAS Miramar to the Marine Corps and this move resulted in the construction of a new ramp and academic buildings. As a result, VFC-13 replaced the disestablished VFA-127 in the adversary role. Associated bombing ranges checker the surrounding Lahontan Valley and Dixie Valley, Dixie Valley contains a simulated air defense network, including approximately 20 operational radar installations. Many demilitarized armored vehicles, including some exotics, have been scattered throughout the area, most of this area is publicly accessible, with the exception of areas immediately surrounding the radar installations. The entire training area surrounding NAS Fallon is known as the Fallon Range Training Complex, between 1956 and 1975, the United States Air Force Air Defense Command operated a General Surveillance Radar station at NAS Fallon. The Air Force area was named Fallon Air Force Station and designated ADC site SM-156, the 858th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron moved to Fallon AFS from Hamilton Air Force Base, California in the south central section of NAS Fallon in 1956.
It initially activated AN/MPS-7 search and AN/MPS-14 height-finder radar sets, and initially the station functioned as a Ground Control Intercept, as a GCI station, the squadrons role was to guide interceptor aircraft toward unidentified intruders picked up on the units radar scopes. An AN/FPS-3 search set briefly saw service in 1959, during 1962 Fallon AFS joined the Semi Automatic Ground Environment system, initially feeding data to DC-16 at Stead AFB, Nevada. After joining, the squadron was redesignated as the 858th Radar Squadron on 1 December 1962, the radar squadron provided information 24/7 the SAGE Direction Center where it was analyzed to determine range, direction altitude speed and whether or not aircraft were friendly or hostile. Also in this frame, the radar site was relocated from the original location in the south central part of the Naval Air Station grounds to the far southwest corner. At the new SAGE radar site, the squadron used an AN/FPS-35 search radar replaced the AN/MPS-7 set in 1963.
In 1964 an AN/FPS-6 height-finder radar was added, the AN/MPS-14 radar was retired in 1969
The Lahontan Valley is in Churchill County in the U. S. state of Nevada. The valley is a landform of the portion of the prehistoric Lake Lahontans lakebed of 20. The valley and the adjacent Carson Sink represent a portion of the lake bed. Aside from the city of Fallon, the junction at Hazen, and the ghost town of Stillwater. During the era of the California trail the Lahontan and adjacent valleys to the northwest were called the Forty Mile Desert, the Forty Mile Desert is a California Gold Rush name for Nevadas Lahontan Valley and the adjoining area to the northwest. Emigrants following the California Trail west came into the Lahonton Valley via the Humboldt River, west of the rivers end in the Humboldt Sink, the trail forked, with one branch leading towards the Carson River and the other towards the Truckee River. Regardless of which route they took, the travelers would have to endure about 40 miles of desert without usable water, the Truckee route traversed the area starting at modern Lovelock, reaching the waters of the Truckee River near modern Wadsworth.
This path is along a series of valleys separated from the main part of the Lahontan Valley by the Hot Springs Mountains. Modern Interstate 80 closely approximates this path, the Carson route across the Lahontan Valley proceeds south from modern Lovelock towards an area west of modern Fallon called Ragtown, which had the last usable water on the Carson River. The First Transcontinental Railroad and U. S. Route 95 loosely follow the Carson route, per a state historical marker at a rest area at the junction of I-80 and US95, the Forty Mile Desert was the most dreaded part of the California Trail. If possible, it was crossed at night, an 1850 survey counted 953 graves along this portion of the trail, along with thousands of animal skeletons and abandoned belongings of the desperate travelers
2010 United States Census
The 2010 United States Census, is the twenty-third and currently most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the day used for the census, was April 1,2010. As part of a drive to increase the accuracy,635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of the United States was counted as 308,745,538, as required by the United States Constitution, the U. S. census has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2000 U. S. Census was the previous census completed, participation in the U. S. Census is required by law in Title 13 of the United States Code. On January 25,2010, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves personally inaugurated the 2010 Census enumeration by counting World War II veteran Clifton Jackson, more than 120 million census forms were delivered by the U. S. Post Office beginning March 15,2010, the number of forms mailed out or hand-delivered by the Census Bureau was approximately 134 million on April 1,2010. The 2010 Census national mail participation rate was 74%, from April through July 2010, census takers visited households that did not return a form, an operation called non-response follow-up.
In December 2010, the Census Bureau delivered population information to the president for apportionment, personally identifiable information will be available in 2082. The Census Bureau did not use a form for the 2010 Census. In several previous censuses, one in six households received this long form, the 2010 Census used only a short form asking ten basic questions, How many people were living or staying in this house, apartment, or mobile home on April 1,2010. Were there any additional people staying here on April 1,2010 that you did not include in Question 1, mark all that apply, Is this house, apartment, or mobile home – What is your telephone number. What is Person 1s age and Person 1s date of birth, is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin. Does Person 1 sometimes live or stay somewhere else, the form included space to repeat some or all of these questions for up to twelve residents total. In contrast to the 2000 census, an Internet response option was not offered, detailed socioeconomic information collected during past censuses will continue to be collected through the American Community Survey.
The survey provides data about communities in the United States on a 1-year or 3-year cycle, depending on the size of the community, rather than once every 10 years. A small percentage of the population on a basis will receive the survey each year. In June 2009, the U. S. Census Bureau announced that it would count same-sex married couples, the final form did not contain a separate same-sex married couple option
1910 United States Census
The 1910 Census switched from a portrait page orientation to a landscape orientation. The column titles in the form are as follows, LOCATION. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation, Number of family in order of visitation. NAME of each person whose place of abode on April 15,1910, was in this family, enter surname first, the given name and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on April 15,1910, omit children born since April 15,1910. Relationship of this person to the head of the family, whether single, widowed, or divorced. Number of years of present marriage, Mother of how many children, Number born. Mother of how children, Number now living. Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated, if born in the United States, give the state or territory. If of foreign birth, give the country, place of birth of this Person. Place of birth of Father of this person, place of birth of Mother of this person. Year of immigration to the United States, whether able to speak English, or, if not, give language spoken.
Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by person, as spinner, laborer. General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this works, as cotton mill, dry goods store, farm. Whether as employer, employee, or work on own account, whether out of work on April 15,1910. Number of weeks out of work during year 1909, attended school any time since September 1,1909. Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy, special Notation, In 1912, New Mexico and Arizona would become the 47th and 48th states admitted to the Union. The 1910 population count for each of these areas was 327,301 and 204,354 respectively
U.S. Route 50 in Nevada
U. S. Route 50 is a transcontinental highway in the United States, stretching from West Sacramento, California, in the west to Ocean City, Maryland, on the east coast. The Nevada portion crosses the center of state and was named The Loneliest Road in America by Life magazine in July 1986, the name was intended as a pejorative, but Nevada officials seized on it as a marketing slogan. The name originates from large desolate areas traversed by the route, the highway crosses several large desert valleys separated by numerous mountain ranges towering over the valley floors, in what is known as the Basin and Range province of the Great Basin. The route was constructed over a historic corridor, first used for the Pony Express and Central Overland Route, before the formation of the U. S. Highway System, most of US50 in Nevada was designated State Route 2. The routing east of Ely has changed significantly from the original plans, the route change resulted from a rivalry between Nevada and Utah over which transcontinental route was better to serve California bound traffic, the Lincoln Highway or the Victory Highway.
US50 crosses the central portion of Nevada, entering the west side of the state near Lake Tahoe, the route crosses mostly desolate terrain in the journey across the state, US50 passes through several large desert valleys and basins. The highway crosses 17 named mountain passes that break up the Nevada desert, to crest some of the passes along US50 requires navigating steep 8% grades and hairpin turns through pine forests to reach elevations of over 7,000 feet. In the stretch of highway between Fallon and Delta, Utah, a span of 409 miles, there are three towns, Austin and Ely. This span is roughly the distance as Boston, Massachusetts to Baltimore, Maryland or Paris, France to Zürich. Traffic along US50 varies greatly, the average annual daily traffic in 2007 ranged from 52,000 vehicles per day in Carson City, to 530 vehicles per day near the Duckwater turnoff. US50 enters Nevada from California as a four lane thoroughfare on the shores of alpine Lake Tahoe in Stateline. The highway follows the shore, squeezing between the lake and the crest of the Carson Range.
In one narrow spot, the cuts through the mountains via the Cave Rock Tunnel. Eventually, the route crests the Carson Range at Spooner Summit and descends into Nevadas capital, after Carson City, US50 follows the Carson River towards the Lahontan Valley. This portion is mostly four lane, serving the commuter towns of Dayton and Silver Springs as well as passing by Fort Churchill State Historic Park. In addition to the trails of the Pony Express and Lincoln Highway, the Carson River forms the southern edge of the Forty Mile Desert. At Silver Springs, U. S. Route 50 Alternate splits from the main route, both branches are sometimes called the loneliest road, although the official designation begins with the first passport stamp available at Fernley, along the alternate branch. The two branches rejoin west of Fallon, home to the Naval Air Station Fallon or TOPGUN, is an agricultural community along the last usable water of the Carson River
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
It is located in Miramar, San Diego, about 10 miles north of Downtown San Diego. The airfield is named Mitscher Field after Admiral M. A. Mitscher who was the commander of Task Force 58 during World War II, in 1996, NFWS was relocated to Naval Air Station Fallon in western Nevada and merged into the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center. During the heyday of TOPGUN at NAS Miramar, the station was nicknamed Fightertown USA and it is bisected by Kearny Villa Road and Interstate 15. The area east of Kearny Villa Road, called East Miramar, is undeveloped and is used for military training, kumeyaay Native Americans were the first inhabitants in the vicinity of the base. Spain claimed the San Diego area in 1542 and colonized it beginning in 1769, in 1846 the crown issued a land grant that included the area of the current base to Don Santiago Argüello. After the American Civil War, the land was divided and sold to such as Edward Scripps, a newspaper publisher from the eastern United States. It was Scripps who named the area Miramar, meaning view of the sea, the land was predominantly used for grazing and farming into the early 20th century.
During World War I, the U. S. Army acquired 12,721 acres of land in the Miramar Ranch area, on a mesa north of San Diego. Camp Kearny was opened on 18 January 1917 and was named after Stephen W. Kearny, the base was primarily used to train infantrymen on their way to the battlefields of Europe. During World War I an airstrip was never built on the property, although Army, following the Armistice, the base was used to demobilize servicemen and was closed on 20 October 1920. More than 1,200 buildings were demolished when the camp closed, charles Lindberghs Spirit of St. Louis airplane was built in nearby San Diego. Lindbergh used the abandoned Camp Kearny parade field to practice landings, during the 1930s, the Navy briefly used the air base for helium dirigibles. In 1932 a mooring mast and hangar were built at the camp for the dirigibles, but when the program was abandoned, by the time World War II began, Miramar was already undergoing a “precautionary” renovation. Camp Holcomb was built on part of old Camp Kearny, to be used for Marine artillery, Camp Elliott became home to Fleet Marine Force Training Center, West Coast and the 2nd Marine Division, charged with defending the California coast.
Runways were constructed in 1940, and the 1st Marine Air Wing arrived on December 21 of that year, a month later, the Marines established Marine Corps Air Depot Camp Kearny, renamed Marine Corps Air Depot Miramar, to avoid confusion with the Navy facility. The big Privateers proved too heavy for the concrete runway the Army had installed in 1936. During the 1940s, both the Navy and the Marine Corps occupied Miramar, East Miramar was used to train Marine artillery and armored personnel, while Navy and Marine Corps pilots trained on the western side. The bases were combined and designated Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in 1946, in 1947, the Marines moved to MCAS El Toro in Orange County and Miramar was redesignated as NAAS Miramar
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U. S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureaus primary mission is conducting the U. S. Census every ten years, in addition to the decennial census, the Census Bureau continually conducts dozens of other censuses and surveys, including the American Community Survey, the U. S. Economic Census, and the Current Population Survey, furthermore and foreign trade indicators released by the federal government typically contain data produced by the Census Bureau. The Bureaus various censuses and surveys help allocate over $400 billion in federal funds every year and help states, local communities, the Census Bureau is part of the U. S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States. The Census Bureau now conducts a population count every 10 years in years ending with a 0. Between censuses, the Census Bureau makes population estimates and projections, the Census Bureau is mandated with fulfilling these obligations, the collecting of statistics about the nation, its people, and economy.
The Census Bureaus legal authority is codified in Title 13 of the United States Code, the Census Bureau conducts surveys on behalf of various federal government and local government agencies on topics such as employment, health, consumer expenditures, and housing. Within the bureau, these are known as surveys and are conducted perpetually between and during decennial population counts. The Census Bureau conducts surveys of manufacturing, service. Between 1790 and 1840, the census was taken by marshals of the judicial districts, the Census Act of 1840 established a central office which became known as the Census Office. Several acts followed that revised and authorized new censuses, typically at the 10-year intervals, in 1902, the temporary Census Office was moved under the Department of Interior, and in 1903 it was renamed the Census Bureau under the new Department of Commerce and Labor. The department was intended to consolidate overlapping statistical agencies, but Census Bureau officials were hindered by their role in the department.
An act in 1920 changed the date and authorized manufacturing censuses every 2 years, in 1929, a bill was passed mandating the House of Representatives be reapportioned based on the results of the 1930 Census. In 1954, various acts were codified into Title 13 of the US Code, by law, the Census Bureau must count everyone and submit state population totals to the U. S. President by December 31 of any year ending in a zero. States within the Union receive the results in the spring of the following year, the United States Census Bureau defines four statistical regions, with nine divisions. The Census Bureau regions are widely used. for data collection, the Census Bureau definition is pervasive. Title 13 of the U. S. Code establishes penalties for the disclosure of this information, all Census employees must sign an affidavit of non-disclosure prior to employment. The Bureau cannot share responses, addresses or personal information with anyone including United States or foreign government, only after 72 years does the information collected become available to other agencies or the general public
It is the hottest desert in Mexico. It has an area of 260,000 square kilometers, the western portion of the United States–Mexico border passes through the Sonoran Desert. In phytogeography, the Sonoran Desert is within the Sonoran Floristic Province of the Madrean Region in southwestern North America, the desert contains a variety of unique and endemic plants and animals, such as the saguaro and organ pipe cactus. It is bounded on the west by the Peninsular Ranges, which separate it from the California chaparral and woodlands, to the north in California and northwest Arizona, the Sonoran Desert transitions to the colder-winter, higher-elevation Mojave, Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau deserts. To the east and southeast, the transition to the coniferous Arizona Mountains forests and Sierra Madre. To the south the Sonoran–Sinaloan transition subtropical dry forest is the zone from the Sonoran Desert to the tropical dry forests of the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The deserts sub-regions include the Colorado Desert of southeastern California, many ecologists now consider Shreves Vizcaíno and Magdalena regions, which lie on the western side of the Baja California Peninsula, to be a separate ecoregion, the Baja California Desert.
The Pinacate National Park includes the only active Erg dune region in North America, the nearest city to the Reserva de la Biosfera el Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar is Puerto Peñasco in the state of Sonora, Mexico. The Sonoran Desert area southeast of Tucson and near the Mexican border is vital habitat for the population of jaguars living within the United States. Many plants not only survive, but thrive in the conditions of the Sonoran Desert. Many have evolved to have specialized adaptations to the desert climate, the Sonoran Deserts biseasonal rainfall pattern results in more plant species than any other desert in the world. The Sonoran Desert includes plant genera and species from the family, palm family, cactus family, legume family. The Sonoran is the place in the world where the famous saguaro cactus grows in the wild. Cholla, hedgehog, prickly pear, nightblooming cereus, creosote bush and bur sage dominate valley floors. Indigo bush and Mormon tea are other shrubs that may be found, wildflowers of the Sonoran Desert include desert sand verbena, desert sunflower, and evening primroses.
Ascending from the valley up bajadas, various such as velvet mesquite, palo verde, desert ironwood, desert willow. Shrubs found at higher elevations include whitethorn acacia, fairy duster, in the desert subdivisions found on Baja California, cardon cactus, elephant tree, and boojum tree occur. The California fan palm is found in the Colorado Desert section of the Sonoran Desert and it is found at spring-fed oases, such as in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge
A city is a large and permanent human settlement. Cities generally have complex systems for sanitation, land usage, housing, a big city or metropolis usually has associated suburbs and exurbs. Such cities are associated with metropolitan areas and urban areas. Once a city expands far enough to another city, this region can be deemed a conurbation or megalopolis. Damascus is arguably the oldest city in the world, in terms of population, the largest city proper is Shanghai, while the fastest-growing is Dubai. There is not enough evidence to assert what conditions gave rise to the first cities, some theorists have speculated on what they consider suitable pre-conditions and basic mechanisms that might have been important driving forces. The conventional view holds that cities first formed after the Neolithic revolution, the Neolithic revolution brought agriculture, which made denser human populations possible, thereby supporting city development. The advent of farming encouraged hunter-gatherers to abandon nomadic lifestyles and to settle near others who lived by agricultural production, the increased population density encouraged by farming and the increased output of food per unit of land created conditions that seem more suitable for city-like activities.
In his book and Economic Development, Paul Bairoch takes up position in his argument that agricultural activity appears necessary before true cities can form. According to Vere Gordon Childe, for a settlement to qualify as a city, it must have enough surplus of raw materials to support trade and a relatively large population. To illustrate this point, Bairoch offers an example, Western Europe during the pre-Neolithic, when the cost of transport is taken into account, the figure rises to 200,000 square kilometres. Bairoch noted that this is roughly the size of Great Britain, the urban theorist Jane Jacobs suggests that city formation preceded the birth of agriculture, but this view is not widely accepted. In his book City Economics, Brendan OFlaherty asserts Cities could persist—as they have for thousands of years—only if their advantages offset the disadvantages, OFlaherty illustrates two similar attracting advantages known as increasing returns to scale and economies of scale, which are concepts usually associated with businesses.
Their applications are seen in more basic economic systems as well, increasing returns to scale occurs when doubling all inputs more than doubles the output an activity has economies of scale if doubling output less than doubles cost. To offer an example of these concepts, OFlaherty makes use of one of the oldest reasons why cities were built, in this example, the inputs are anything that would be used for protection and the output is the area protected and everything of value contained in it. OFlaherty asks that we suppose the protected area is square, the advantage is expressed as, O = s 2, where O is the output and s stands for the length of a side. This equation shows that output is proportional to the square of the length of a side, the inputs depend on the length of the perimeter, I =4 s, where I stands for the quantity of inputs. So there are increasing returns to scale, O = I2 /16 and this equation shows that with twice the inputs, you produce quadruple the output
U.S. Route 95 in Nevada
U. S. Route 95 is a major U. S. highway traversing the U. S. state of Nevada from north to south directly through Las Vegas and providing connections to both Carson City and Reno. US95 is cosigned with Interstate 80 for 95 miles between a junction in Churchill County and Winnemucca before heading north into Oregon at McDermitt, along much of its course through Nevada, US95 has signs designating it as the Veterans Memorial Highway. U. S. Route 95 enters Nevada near Cal-Nev-Ari in Clark County and heads north towards Railroad Pass, the two routes are cosigned in the Las Vegas area and east of Henderson, Interstate 515 begins. I-515 is cosigned with US 93/95 for its route around eastern Las Vegas. The freeway heads west into downtown Las Vegas, where it intersects Interstate 15, at the Spaghetti Bowl interchange, US93 follows I-15 northbound and I-515 ends. US95 heads west, north at the Rainbow Curve, the freeway portion ends and it becomes a brief four-lane divided highway. US95 exits Clark County and heads into eastern Nye County for 107 miles and it enters Esmeralda and continues for 44 miles before meeting US6 in Tonopah, back in Nye County.
US95 heads northwest towards Hawthorne and Schurz, where US95 Alternate splits west towards US50, providing a route towards Carson City. US95 itself goes north towards Fallon, where it intersects US50, US95 meets Interstate 80 and US95 Alternate about halfway between Lovelock and Fernley. The two routes run concurrently for 95 miles until reaching Winnemucca, where US95 splits from I-80. In downtown Winnemucca, US95 turns north in the direction of Paradise Valley. North of Winnemucca, US95 meets the terminus of SR140, which connects to Lakeview and Klamath Falls, Oregon. US95 finally exits Nevada at McDermitt and heads into Oregon, when the original plan for the U. S. highway system was adopted by the American Association of State Highway Officials in 1926, US95 was one of the routes created. At that time, the route existed in Idaho from the Canada–US border near Eastport to Weiser near the Oregon state line. A proposal to extend US95 south to Winnemucca was considered by AASHO in 1937, however, AASHO reconsidered the idea at its meeting on June 28,1939, as part of a larger plan to extend the highway south to Blythe, California.
This plan was adopted, officially establishing US95 throughout Nevada effective January 1,1940, the route was marked along several preexisting state highways as follows, From the Oregon state line at McDermitt, US95 followed State Route 8 for 74 miles to Winnemucca. At Winnemucca, the route joined U. S. Route 40, in Fernley, US95 followed State Route 2 for 28 miles to Fallon. The highway turned south at Fallon, running 39 miles concurrently with the segment of State Route 1A to Schurz
Churchill County, Nevada
Churchill County is a county located in the western U. S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,877, the county, named after Mexican-American War hero brevet Brigadier General Sylvester Churchill, was formed in 1861. Churchill County comprises the Fallon, NV Micropolitan Statistical Area and it is located in northwestern Nevada. Churchill County is noteworthy in that it owns and operates the local telephone carrier, Churchill County was not organized until 1864, and its county seats were Bucklands which is now in Lyon County, La Plata and Fallon. The Eagle Salt Works Railroad ran for 13.5 miles, the Central Pacific ran through the county, although a portion of the original route has been shifted for a new route south of Wadsworth in favor of Fernley. The Central Pacific became the Southern Pacific Railroad which was merged into Union Pacific in 1996. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 5,024 square miles. The highest point is Desatoya Peak at 9,977 ft, the population density was 5 people per square mile.
There were 9,732 housing units at a density of 2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 84. 20% White,1. 60% Black or African American,4. 78% Native American,2. 71% Asian,0. 23% Pacific Islander,3. 22% from other races, and 3. 27% from two or more races. 8. 66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race,22. 50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8. 50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the family size was 3.09. In the county, the population was out with 28. 90% under the age of 18,8. 10% from 18 to 24,28. 70% from 25 to 44,22. 30% from 45 to 64. The median age was 35 years, for every 100 females there were 100.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.10 males, the median income for a household in the county was $40,808, and the median income for a family was $46,624. Males had an income of $36,478 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,264, about 6. 20% of families and 8. 70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10. 80% of those under age 18 and 7. 00% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 24,877 people,9,671 households, the population density was 5.0 inhabitants per square mile
2000 United States Census
This was the twenty-second federal census and was at the time the largest civilly administered peacetime effort in the United States. Approximately 16 percent of households received a form of the 2000 census. Full documentation on the 2000 census, including forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Microdata from the 2000 census is available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, personally identifiable information will be available in 2072. The U. S. resident population includes the number of people in the 50 states. The Bureau enumerated the residents of the U. S. territory of Puerto Rico, its population was 3,808,610, the 2000 Census was the first time survey options for multiracial Americans were provided. S. Households had access to computers, 42% have Internet access, the South and West experienced the bulk of the nations population increase,14,790,890 and 10,411,850, respectively.
This meant that the center of U. S. population moved to Phelps County. The Northeast grew by 2,785,149, the Midwest by 4,724,144, the results of the census are used to determine how many congressional districts each state is apportioned. Congress defines the formula, in accordance with Title 2 of the U. S. Code, each member of the House represents a population of about 647,000. The populations of the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are excluded from the apportionment population because they do not have voting seats in the U. S, since the first census in 1790, the decennial count has been the basis for the United States representative form of government. Article I, Section II specifies that The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, in 1790, each member of the House represented about 34,000 residents. Since then, the House more than quadrupled in size, each member represents about 20 times as many constituents. This recommendation was followed by the Secretary of Commerce, after the census was tabulated, Utah challenged the results in two different ways.
Utah was extremely close to gaining a fourth seat, falling 857 people short. The margin was shortened to 80 people, after the government discovered that it overcounted the population of North Carolina by 2,673 residents. Utah claimed that individuals traveling abroad as religious missionaries should be counted as residents, almost half of all Mormon missionaries, more than 11,000 individuals, were from Utah, only 102 came from North Carolina