Latest U.S. Census Bureau News

Census Bureau works to improve confidence in 2020 headcount

Dec. 03, 2021 10:17 AM EST

The Census Bureau is looking to improve trust in the numbers it gathered during the 2020 census by fixing problems caused by the unprecedented challenges of conducting a U.S. head count during a pandemic, natural disasters and efforts by the Trump administration to politicize the process. ...

Contrary to popular belief, no great migration in pandemic

Nov. 17, 2021 16:55 PM EST

Contrary to popular belief, there has been no great migration in the U.S. during the pandemic. New figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that the proportion of people who moved over the past year fell to its lowest level in the 73 years that it has...

US population center moves 11.8 miles; still in Missouri

Nov. 16, 2021 17:10 PM EST

HARTVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Some people might describe Hartville, Missouri, as being in the middle of nowhere, but the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday announced that it's the closest town to the middle of the nation. The hamlet of about 600 people in the Missouri Ozarks is...

America is about to find where its once-a-decade heart is

Nov. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EST

America is about to find out where its heart is. The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday is announcing where the new population center of the U.S. is located, an event that take places every 10 years after the once-a-decade census shows where people are living. The center of...

Nevada schedules special session to redraw political maps

Nov. 11, 2021 19:22 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers will convene for a special session on Friday to redraw congressional and state legislative districts based on population shifts and growth, Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday. The Democratic-controlled Legislature’s...

First person of color confirmed as next Census Bureau leader

Nov. 04, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

Robert Santos was confirmed Thursday as the next U.S. Census Bureau director, becoming the first person of color to lead the nation’s largest statistical agency on a permanent basis. The Senate approved Santos, a third-generation Mexican American statistician from San...

Robert Santos confirmed as first person of color to lead U.S. Census Bureau on a permanent basis

Nov. 04, 2021 14:56 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Santos confirmed as first person of color to lead U.S. Census Bureau on a permanent basis.

Census analysis finds undercount but not as bad as predicted

Nov. 02, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

The 2020 census missed an estimated 1.6 million people, but given hurdles posed by the pandemic and natural disasters, the undercount was smaller than expected, according to an analysis by a think tank that did computer simulations of the nation's head count. The...

People, homes vanish due to 2020 census' new privacy method

Oct. 31, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

The three-bedroom colonial-style house where Jessica Stephenson has lived in Milwaukee for the last six years bustles with activity on any given weekday, filled with the chattering of children in the day care center she runs out of her home. The U.S. Census Bureau says...

Researchers worry about Census' gap in 2020 survey data

Oct. 27, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

Researchers are worried about coronavirus-related disruptions to one of the U.S. Census Bureau's most important surveys about how Americans live, saying a gap in the 2020 data will make it more difficult to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and measure year-to-year changes. ...