Latest Censuses News

Hurricane hit areas led US with missing 2020 census data

Oct. 06, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

Two Louisiana parishes devastated by repeated hurricanes and two rural Nebraska counties had among the highest rates of households with missing information about themselves during the 2020 census that required the U.S. Census Bureau to use a last-resort statistical technique to fill in data gaps,...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 03, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. October 1, 2022. Editorial: Another low moment for Ken Paxton The attorney general revealed his character once more when he fled process server. Ken Paxton has a lot to run from. The Texas attorney general’s escape from a process...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 25, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 21, 2022. Editorial: A state trooper’s humanity toward a veteran is a lesson to all You really have to see the bodycam video. But if you don’t get that chance, take our word for it: the Connecticut State Police trooper...

Marker in tiny Missouri hamlet denotes US population center

Sep. 21, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

HARTVILLE, Mo. (AP) — It's not every day that a small hamlet in the Missouri Ozarks is in the middle of everything, but that was the case for tiny Wright County on Wednesday as officials from the nation's capital unveiled a marker designating a spot there as the center of population in the United...

Detroit sues Census in 2nd fight over population counts

Sep. 20, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit sued the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday over population estimates from last year that show it lost an additional 7,100 residents, opening another front against the agency in a battle over how the city's people have been counted in the past two years. Mayor...

Report: Some census takers who fudged data didn't get fired

Sep. 18, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

Some census takers who falsified information during the 2020 count didn't have their work redone fully, weren't fired in a timely manner and in some cases even received bonuses, according to the U.S. Commerce Department's watchdog group. The findings released Friday by the Office of...

House OKs bill to curb political interference with census

Sep. 15, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Thursday intended to make it harder for future presidents to interfere with the once-a-decade census that determines political power and federal funding, a move that comes in response to the Trump’s administration’s failed effort to make a...

US moved online, worked more from home as pandemic raged

Sep. 15, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

During the first two years of the pandemic, the number of people working from home in the United States tripled, home values grew and the percentage of people who spent more than a third of their income on rent went up, according to survey results released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. ...

Boston's challenge says census missed students, inmates

Sep. 13, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

The city of Boston on Tuesday joined the ranks of other major cities challenging their 2020 census figures, claiming the once-a-decade U.S. head count which determines political power and federal funding missed university students, the foreign-born and inmates at correctional facilities. ...

Census: Inequality last year grew, but child poverty dropped

Sep. 13, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

Income inequality in the U.S. increased last year for the first time in more than a decade, but childhood poverty was cut almost in half due to expansion of the federal government's child tax credit and stimulus payments made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new survey results...