Latest United States Census News

Vaccinations begin for 12- to 15-year-olds in South Dakota

May. 13, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Census data shows there are more than 48,000 young people who are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in South Dakota. The state Department of Health has announced that adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 can receive the Pfizer...

Ohio urges judges to keep Census Bureau on data deadline

May. 12, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

Ohio's solicitor general on Wednesday urged a panel of appellate judges to hold the U.S. Census Bureau's feet to the fire by issuing an order that would require the statistical agency to release data used for redrawing congressional and legislative districts by mid-August. ...

Montgomery surpassed in population by Alabama beach county

May. 09, 2021 09:36 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With declining population around Alabama's capital and thousands of new residents moving to the coast, Montgomery County has been surpassed in population by fast-growing Baldwin County, home to the state's largest beach communities and towns along Mobile Bay's...

California leaving: State population declines for first time

May. 07, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s population fell by more than 182,000 last year, the first yearly loss ever recorded for the nation’s most populous state that halted a growth streak dating to its founding in 1850 on the heels of a gold rush that prompted a flood of people to seek...

Hijacked gloves, politicization concerns in 2020 census

May. 06, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau officials on Thursday recapped the challenges of executing the nation's head count, which included hijacked personal protective equipment for census takers, difficulty getting access to tribal lands because of pandemic restrictions and worry that...

Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family

May. 06, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

Cece Linder was living in a 770-square-foot apartment outside Washington, D.C., last spring when the area went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. In May 2020, after a few months of both living and working in the small space, Linder decided to leave the...

Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family

May. 06, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

Cece Linder was living in a 770-square-foot apartment outside Washington, D.C., last spring when the area went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. In May 2020, after a few months of both living and working in the small space, Linder decided to leave the...

Dem opposition nixes GOP fix for Ohio redistricting glitch

May. 05, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican legislative leaders abandoned plans Wednesday for a fast-moving constitutional amendment that would have allowed deadlines for making state political maps to be extended due to pandemic-related delays in the 2020 census. Senate...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 05, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

Tupelo Journal. April 28, 2021. Editorial: State must address shrinking population The first round of 2020 Census data can be read as nothing but bad news for Mississippi. We were one of only three states to lose population, a fact only compounded by...

Arizona redistricting panel picks mapping consultant

May. 04, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The commission that will redraw Arizona's political district lines later this year on Tuesday chose a company to crunch Census data and create maps on a split vote that marked the second time the panel's Democrats were outvoted. The Arizona Independent...