Latest U.S. Census Bureau News

Women occupy most same-sex households, except in cities

Sep. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

Female couples make up more than half of all same-sex households in the United States, but male couples dominate in cities with large gay populations. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday that the U.S. had almost 1 million same sex households in 2017, with female couples making up almost 52 percent of those...

Rise in health uninsured may be linked to immigrants' fears

Sep. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But the new numbers suggest that fears of the Trump administration's immigration...

Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade

Sep. 10, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains under President Barack Obama's health care law might be eroding under President Donald Trump. The Census Bureau also said in an annual report Tuesday...

A slowdown in US business formation poses a risk to economy

Sep. 5, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a decade-plus of economic growth, Americans have slowed the pace at which they're forming new companies, a trend that risks further widening the gap between the most affluent and everyone else. The longest expansion on record, which began in mid-2009, has failed to restore...

A slowdown in US business formation poses a risk to economy

Sep. 5, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a decade-plus of economic growth, Americans have slowed the pace at which they're forming new companies, a trend that risks further widening the gap between the most affluent and everyone else. The longest expansion on record, which began in mid-2009, has failed to restore...

Short-lived partnership between Census and Muslim group over

Sep. 3, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and an Islamic civil rights group has ended just days after it was announced, following a backlash from conservative media. The Department of Commerce — the agency that oversees the Census Bureau — confirmed to The Associated...

Greatest head count in US history is nearly ready for launch

Aug. 27, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With just a few months left before America starts taking its biggest-ever self-portrait, the U.S. Census Bureau is grappling with a host of concerns about the head count, including how to ensure that it is secure and accurate and the challenge of getting most people to answer questions...

Execs starting to worry about tariffs' effects on consumers

Aug. 20, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

Americans continue to shop, vacation and buy cars at a brisk clip. But corporate America is starting to worry out loud that President Donald Trump's tariffs will depress consumer spending and undermine the economy. Home Depot, the nation's largest home improvement chain, said as much on Tuesday, when it reported...

Census figures show economic gap narrows with citizenship

Aug. 19, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Foreign-born residents had higher rates of full-time employment than those born in the United States last year, and naturalized immigrants were more likely to have advanced degrees than the native-born, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The new figures...

States oppose Alabama's effort exclude migrants in Census

Aug. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A coalition of 15 states and several major cities is opposing a lawsuit by the state of Alabama that would have the U.S. Census count only U.S. citizens and other legal residents in totals that play a key role in congressional representation and the distribution of federal funding....