Latest United States Census News

Report: Births decline in pandemic may have turned corner

Sep. 21, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

While there has been a decline in births in the U.S. during the pandemic, a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests the drop may have turned a corner last March as births started rebounding. The decline in births was most noticeable at the end of...

Republicans move toward quick Indiana redistricting approval

Sep. 20, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans turned aside objections from Democrats as they moved ahead Monday toward speedy approval of proposed new Indiana election district maps that will be used for the next 10 years. The Indiana House elections committee voted 9-4 along party...

Bipartisan redistricting panel starts off with partisan maps

Sep. 20, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A new bipartisan redistricting commission is looking at two sets of distinctly partisan maps as it sets out to draw new boundaries for Virginia's General Assembly districts. Democratic and Republican map drawers on Monday submitted their first...

SC Senate sets criteria; asks for public redistricting maps

Sep. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Senators are asking the public to submit proposed maps on new districts in South Carolina based on the 2020 U.S. Census as a special House committee wraps up a series of public meetings on redistricting across the state. Lawmakers are using the...

Southwest Louisiana city could now be considered a town

Sep. 18, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

JEANERETTE, La. (AP) — A city in southwest Louisiana could be losing its city status after population loss in the latest Census. According to the Louisiana Directory of Cities, Towns and Villages, the population must be more than 5,000 to be considered a city. The 2020...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 17, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 14, 2021. Editorial: 4 reasons CT still needs Gov. Lamont’s emergency powers It’s still too early to end Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency powers, though it seems a lifetime since the legislature first granted him...

Plan proposes big changes in Iowa's congressional districts

Sep. 16, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s four congressional districts would include two that lean heavily toward Republicans, one that favors Democrats and one that both parties would have a chance at winning under proposed redistricting maps released Thursday by a nonpartisan agency. ...

Ohio redistricting panel OKs 4-year plan along party lines

Sep. 16, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The powerful new redistricting panel in Ohio failed on Wednesday to reach the bipartisan consensus necessary to pass a 10-year map of state legislative districts based on 2020 census totals. After hours of negotiations ahead of a midnight deadline,...

Redistricting panel releases competing NY political maps

Sep. 15, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on an independent commission tasked with drawing new political maps instead drew criticism Wednesday when they failed to agree on what they should look like and released competing versions. The state’s loss of a...

Arizona redistricting panel OK's starting-point grid map

Sep. 14, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona commission charged with redrawing maps for congressional and legislative districts every decade approved its basic starting-point grid maps Tuesday, kicking off a months-long process with huge political implications where the boundaries will be heavily tweaked...