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Census: Relief Payments Staved Off Hardship in COVID Crash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The share of Americans living in poverty rose slightly as the COVID-19 pandemic shook the economy last... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The share of Americans living in poverty rose slightly as the COVID-19 pandemic shook the economy last year, but massive relief payments pumped out by Congress eased hardship for many, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The official... Read More

Latino City in Arizona Grew, But Census Says it Shrank

SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — It's a Thursday evening in Somerton, Arizona, and parents and students packed inside a middle school... Read More

SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) — It's a Thursday evening in Somerton, Arizona, and parents and students packed inside a middle school gym are roaring for the school's wrestling team at decibels that test the eardrum. The young wrestlers are seventh and... Read More

Census Data Sets Up Redistricting Fight Over Growing Suburbs

The once-a-decade battle over redistricting is set to be a showdown over the suburbs, as new census data showed rapid... Read More

The once-a-decade battle over redistricting is set to be a showdown over the suburbs, as new census data showed rapid growth around some of the nation's largest cities and shrinking population in many rural counties.  From Texas to Florida, some... Read More

Report: Census Hit by Cyberattack, US Count Unaffected

U.S. Census Bureau computer servers were exploited last year during a cybersecurity attack, but it didn't involve the 2020 census,... Read More

U.S. Census Bureau computer servers were exploited last year during a cybersecurity attack, but it didn't involve the 2020 census, and hackers' attempts to keep access to the system were unsuccessful, according to a watchdog report released Wednesday. The attack... Read More

Census Data Puts Target on Rural, Rust Belt House Districts

While suburban congressional districts are swelling with new residents, lawmakers in large swaths of rural America and some Rust Belt... Read More

While suburban congressional districts are swelling with new residents, lawmakers in large swaths of rural America and some Rust Belt cities are in need of more people to represent.  In rural Illinois, Republican Rep. Mary Miller's district is short 73,000... Read More

2021-08-13 15:29:27
by Dan McCue
Census Data Shows America Growing More Diverse, DC Whiter

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau to jump start the redistricting process across the country reveal an America that’s... Read More

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau to jump start the redistricting process across the country reveal an America that’s grown more diverse over the past decade. The largest demographic increases came in the number of people who identified themselves... Read More

2021-08-05 14:14:11
by Daniel Mollenkamp
More Than A Third Of Californians In or Near Poverty, Report Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A recent report says that more than a third of Californians are living below or near the... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A recent report says that more than a third of Californians are living below or near the poverty line, according to the latest available data. Without social safety net programs, the report further says, that figure would... Read More

2021-07-28 16:27:00
by Dan McCue
Census Bureau to Release Redistricting Data Beginning Aug. 16

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau will release redistricting data to the states in two formats beginning on Aug. 16. The... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau will release redistricting data to the states in two formats beginning on Aug. 16. The first release will be geared for what the agency calls “experienced data users,” with a second, easier to use release... Read More

Harvard Researchers Recommend Census Not Use Privacy Tool

A group of Harvard researchers has come out against the U.S. Census Bureau's use of a controversial method to protect... Read More

A group of Harvard researchers has come out against the U.S. Census Bureau's use of a controversial method to protect privacy with the numbers used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts, saying it doesn't produce data good enough for redistricting.... Read More

Conservatives Aim at Census' Method for Uncounted Households

When U.S. Census Bureau workers couldn't find out any information about some households after repeatedly mailing them questionnaire reminders and... Read More

When U.S. Census Bureau workers couldn't find out any information about some households after repeatedly mailing them questionnaire reminders and sending census takers to knock on their doors, the statisticians turned to an obscure, last-resort statistical technique known as "imputation."... Read More

Judges Hear Arguments Over Contentious Census Privacy Tool

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The fight over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep... Read More

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The fight over whether the U.S. Census Bureau can use a controversial statistical technique to keep people's information private in the numbers used for drawing political districts on Monday went before a judicial panel that must... Read More

'We Did It!': Minnesota Exults at Census Win at NY's Expense

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesotans spent 18 months worrying over whether the 2020 census would finally cost them a precious seat... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesotans spent 18 months worrying over whether the 2020 census would finally cost them a precious seat in Congress, expecting to lose one to faster-growing competitors in the South  and West even if they found and counted... Read More

Fear, Lack of Funding Hurt Census in Sun Belt, Advocates Say

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — According to the new census, the booming Sun Belt isn't booming quite like the experts thought.Population... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — According to the new census, the booming Sun Belt isn't booming quite like the experts thought.Population counts released Monday came as a shock to many demographers and politicians who expected to see growth that could add... Read More

2021-04-26 20:20:26
by Dan McCue
Census Bureau: Six States to Gain House Seats, Seven Lose One

Six states will see their congressional delegations grow in the next Congress, officials with the U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday.... Read More

Six states will see their congressional delegations grow in the next Congress, officials with the U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday. Dr. Ron S. Jarmin, the bureau’s acting director, said as of April 1, 2020, the number of people living in... Read More

2021-04-02 17:22:57
by Dan McCue
In North Carolina, Democrats Are Pushing for End to Partisan Gerrymandering

RALEIGH, N.C. - Democrats are used to long odds in the Republican controlled legislature, and perhaps that explains why 26... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - Democrats are used to long odds in the Republican controlled legislature, and perhaps that explains why 26 of them have decided to advance a plan to put control of the state’s upcoming redistricting effort in the hands... Read More

Bye, Bismarck: 144 Cities Could Lose Status as Metro Areas

Bye-bye, Bismarck. So long, Sheboygan. Those cities in North Dakota and Wisconsin, respectively, are two of 144 that the federal... Read More

Bye-bye, Bismarck. So long, Sheboygan. Those cities in North Dakota and Wisconsin, respectively, are two of 144 that the federal government is proposing to downgrade from the metropolitan statistical area designation, and it could be more than just a matter... Read More

2021-02-12 21:03:01
by Dan McCue
Census Bureau Says States Won’t See Data Needed for Redistricting Until Late September

WASHINGTON - There's no question that the once-every-10-year process of redistricting is off to a slow start.  Though the U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON - There's no question that the once-every-10-year process of redistricting is off to a slow start.  Though the U.S. Census Bureau ended its collection of data for the 2020 census on Oct. 15, 2020, it missed the December statutory... Read More

Calendar Timing Means Virus Deaths Won't be Seen in Census

The human loss from the coronavirus will not be reflected in the 2020 census because of a matter of timing,... Read More

The human loss from the coronavirus will not be reflected in the 2020 census because of a matter of timing, which could save a congressional seat for New York but cost Alabama one. Because the start of the pandemic in... Read More

Litigants Take More Cooperative Approach in Census Lawsuit

Attorneys for a coalition of municipalities and advocacy groups that had sued the Trump administration over accuracy concerns about the... Read More

Attorneys for a coalition of municipalities and advocacy groups that had sued the Trump administration over accuracy concerns about the 2020 census say they're hopeful about reaching an agreement with the new Biden administration as both sides take a more... Read More

2021-01-22 21:03:04
by Dan McCue
Census Estimates Show Population Decline in 16 States

WASHINGTON - New Census Bureau estimates show 16 states saw population declines last year as the nation experienced its slowest... Read More

WASHINGTON - New Census Bureau estimates show 16 states saw population declines last year as the nation experienced its slowest overall growth since the Great Depression, a new Pew Charitable Trusts analysis shows. According to the analysis, which first appeared... Read More

Census Bureau Director to Resign Amid Criticism Over Data

Facing criticism that he was acceding to President Donald Trump's demand to produce citizenship information at the expense of data... Read More

Facing criticism that he was acceding to President Donald Trump's demand to produce citizenship information at the expense of data quality, U.S. Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham said Monday that he planned to resign with the change in presidential administrations.... Read More

Attorney: Congressional Seat Data Not Ready Until February

A Trump administration attorney said Monday that the numbers used for deciding how many congressional seats each state gets won’t... Read More

A Trump administration attorney said Monday that the numbers used for deciding how many congressional seats each state gets won’t be ready until February, putting in jeopardy an effort by President Donald Trump to exclude people in the country illegally... Read More

Census Estimates US Population at 330 Million

WASHINGTON — At least 330 million people lived in the United States as of April, according to a Census Bureau... Read More

WASHINGTON — At least 330 million people lived in the United States as of April, according to a Census Bureau estimate released Tuesday that will serve as one of the first accuracy checks for forthcoming decennial census results. The agency... Read More

House Democrats Threaten to Subpoena Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Over 2020 Census

WASHINGTON — The House Oversight Committee will subpoena Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross unless the Commerce Department hands over internal documents detailing delays and issues with data related... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House Oversight Committee will subpoena Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross unless the Commerce Department hands over internal documents detailing delays and issues with data related to the 2020 census, the committee chairwoman warned in a letter Wednesday. In the letter, chairwoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D- N.Y., accused... Read More

Supreme Court Casts Doubt on Trump's Bid to Exclude Illegal Immigrants from Census

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's plan to exclude millions of immigrants in the country illegally from the 2020 census count appeared to fizzle... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's plan to exclude millions of immigrants in the country illegally from the 2020 census count appeared to fizzle at the Supreme Court on Monday. California officials feared that Trump's policy, if put into effect in the last weeks of his presidency,... Read More

Texts: US Census Manager Told Counters to Use Fake Answers

The texts from an Alabama census supervisor had an urgent tone. “THIS JUST IN ...," one of them began. It... Read More

The texts from an Alabama census supervisor had an urgent tone. “THIS JUST IN ...," one of them began. It then laid out how census takers should fake data to mark households as having only one resident even if they... Read More

Census Bureau Finds Processing Problems Amid Deadline Sprint

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau acknowledged Thursday it ran into "anomalies" while processing data from this year's decennial count, potentially jeopardizing President Donald Trump's effort... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau acknowledged Thursday it ran into "anomalies" while processing data from this year's decennial count, potentially jeopardizing President Donald Trump's effort to exclude undocumented immigrants from census figures used to divvy up congressional seats. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham said the agency ran into... Read More

2020-11-11 21:10:24
by Sara Wilkerson
Census Report Reveals Post-9/11 Vets Earn More, Work More Than Non-Vets

A new report from the U.S Census Bureau details the employment patterns of the 3 million post 9/11 veterans in... Read More

A new report from the U.S Census Bureau details the employment patterns of the 3 million post 9/11 veterans in the country from 2014 to 2018. The report shows that this growing veteran population is earning more and working longer... Read More

Justice Amy Coney Barrett Quickly Enters Fray of Trump's Acrimonious Legal Battles

WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will immediately be embroiled in some of the nation's biggest legal battles, including cases... Read More

WASHINGTON — Newly confirmed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett will immediately be embroiled in some of the nation's biggest legal battles, including cases that could determine whether the president who nominated her gets four more years in the White House. The 48-year-old Barrett, who... Read More

2020-10-13 21:29:16
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Temporarily Shuts Down Census Data Collection

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court late Tuesday stayed a preliminary injunction that required the Census Bureau to continue to collect... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court late Tuesday stayed a preliminary injunction that required the Census Bureau to continue to collect data until the end of the month. Last month, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh agreed with civil rights groups that... Read More

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