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Commerce Department IG seeks info on 2 Census hirings

Jul. 8, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Commerce's inspector general has asked the Census Bureau for information related to the hiring process of two men whose appointments to top positions have drawn sharp criticism. The bureau said Wednesday it plans to respond to the request. Commerce Department...

FILE - In this May 20, 2020 file photo, signs that read

Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Jul. 8, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Renters are nearing the end of their financial rope. People who rent have largely been able to survive the initial months of the pandemic helped by unemployment and federal relief checks. But the extra $600 in unemployment benefits ceases at the end of July and local eviction moratoriums are expiring. There is...

Two young children hold signs through the car window that make reference to the 2020 U.S. Census as they wait in the car with their family at an outreach event in Dallas, Thursday, June 25, 2020. In a collaborative effort, the nonprofit group, The Concilio, partnered with the North Texas Food Bank, Catholic Charities Dallas and Bachman Lake Together, to hold the event where area residents were encouraged to report their family numbers to the U.S. Census. The outreach event was held in the Bachman Lake community which historically is one of many undercounted neighborhoods in Dallas County according to The Concilio. Due to COVID-19, the Census self-respond date online, by phone or mail has been extended to Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Census door knockers starting in 6 states later this month

Jul. 1, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Homes in six states across the U.S. can expect to get knocks on their doors from census takers in two weeks as part of a soft launch of the next phase of the largest head count in U.S. history, Census Bureau officials said Wednesday. Starting in mid-July, homes whose residents haven't...

Editorial Roundup: West Virignia

Jul. 1, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ June 30 The Herald-Dispatch on low census participation in West Virginia: How many people live in West Virginia? How many people live in McDowell County? Those are good questions. It’s the job of the Census Bureau to answer them, and so far the process...

Look at method used to assess state of public health system

Jul. 1, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

To assess the state of the public health system in the United States, KHN, also known as Kaiser Health News, and The Associated Press analyzed data on government spending and staffing at national, state and local levels. What reporters found was a mix of survey and budget data, each measuring a slightly different...

Jasmine Gordon poses for a photo at A La Mode, a clothing store she co-owners with her sister, Angelique Gordon, in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

Census shows Black population growing slightly in Utah

Jun. 27, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Growing up in Ogden, Jasmine Gordon counted the number of other African American families whose children attended her elementary school on a single hand. Now a business owner and a Salt Lake City resident of more than a decade, she has observed part of a small but consistent...

Kansas seeing low census participation during virus pandemic

Jun. 27, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Amid a pandemic that has slowed efforts to count Americans, more than a third of Kansas households haven’t yet responded to the U.S. Census. In some counties, especially in rural areas, less than half of the population has filled out the forms that help steer billions in...

Two young children hold signs through the car window that make reference to the 2020 U.S. Census as they wait in the car with their family at an outreach event in Dallas, Thursday, June 25, 2020. In a collaborative effort, the nonprofit group, The Concilio, partnered with the North Texas Food Bank, Catholic Charities Dallas and Bachman Lake Together, to hold the event where area residents were encouraged to report their family numbers to the U.S. Census. The outreach event was held in the Bachman Lake community which historically is one of many undercounted neighborhoods in Dallas County according to The Concilio. Due to COVID-19, the Census self-respond date online, by phone or mail has been extended to Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Statisticians join criticism against Census Bureau hires

Jun. 26, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The world's largest statisticians group added to a chorus of criticism against the hiring this week of two men to top positions at the U.S. Census Bureau, saying their appointments conflict with the agency's mission to deliver accurate data to the public. The American Statistical...

Black population continues to decline in St. Louis

Jun. 25, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — New census estimates show that St. Louis is continuing to lose Black residents while the white population holds steady. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed 136,168 Black residents as of last July, or 45.3% of the city's...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, people walk through New York's Times Square. The population of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. has gotten smaller in the past decade as deaths have surpassed births in this aging demographic, and a majority of the population under age 16 is nonwhite for the first time though they are fewer in number than a decade ago, according to new figures released Thursday, June 25, 2020,  by the U.S. Census Bureau. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Census shows white decline, nonwhite majority among youngest

Jun. 25, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For the generation of Americans not yet old enough to drive, the demographic future has arrived. For the first time, nonwhites and Hispanics were a majority of people under age 16 in 2019, an expected demographic shift that will grow over the coming decades, according to figures...