Latest U.S. Census Bureau News

Census Bureau: Drop in college students over past 7 years

Dec. 3, 2019 4:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Census Bureau says 2.2 million fewer students were enrolled in school last year compared to seven years earlier, with the bulk of the dip coming from college enrollment. The Census Bureau on Tuesday said the decline in college enrollment was particularly acute among those 30 or older....

Report says computer systems could hamper Census hiring

Dec. 2, 2019 12:26 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Census Bureau’s ability to recruit and hire hundreds of thousands of workers in time for next spring’s head count could be hampered by underperforming computer systems for hiring and payroll, according to an Inspector General’s report released last week. But...

House Oversight panel sues Barr, Ross over census documents

Nov. 26, 2019 6:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee sued two top Trump administration officials Tuesday for refusing to produce documents related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross “have not produced a single...

Data: More work from home in US, Virginia and DC area

Nov. 26, 2019 6:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More Americans are working from home, and that’s especially true in Virginia and in the Washington, D.C., metro area, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Nationally, the proportion of workers who work from home rose from 4.3% in 2010 to 5.3% last year, the data...

Nevada passes 3M population mark with push from Californians

Nov. 24, 2019 4:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — California is playing an unparalleled role in Nevada growth, as state population estimates surpassed 3 million people and the U.S. Census Bureau ranked the Silver State as the nation’s fastest-growing in 2018. More than 50,000 Californians moved to Nevada from July 2017 to July...

5 states drag feet on creation of panels to promote Census

Nov. 23, 2019 6:43 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau’s chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census. Five states — Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South...

Idaho won’t share driver’s license info with US Census

Nov. 23, 2019 2:14 PM EST

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau announced last month that it would be sending requests to states asking them to share driver’s license records, following a Trump administration executive order to expand the use of federal, state and local administrative records. The U.S. Census Bureau...

Nebraska is 1st to share drivers’ records with Census Bureau

Nov. 20, 2019 9:05 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is the first state agreeing to share drivers’ license records with the U.S. Census Bureau as the federal agency tries to comply with President Donald Trump’s order to count the number of U.S. citizens. The Associated Press has learned that the Census Bureau and...

More than half of same-sex couples cohabitating are married

Nov. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New estimates show that more than half of the same-sex couples living together in U.S. households are married. New figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that about 543,000 same-sex couples living together in households were married and 469,000 same-sex couples living...

Correction: Census-Prison Gerrymandering story

Nov. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about how the U.S. Census Bureau counts prisoners, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a Villanova University professor. The correct spelling is Brianna Remster. A corrected version of the story is below: Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan...