Latest United States Census News

Census: Poverty, race play role in whether parents are alive

May. 9, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Mother's Day approaches this Sunday, a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests that the likelihood of having your parents alive as you grow older is linked to poverty, educational attainment, sex and race. The working paper presented at a conference in March says that fathers...

Judges declare Ohio's congressional map unconstitutional

May. 3, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A panel of federal judges ruled Friday that Ohio's congressional districts were unconstitutionally drawn by the Republicans for their political advantage, and it ordered a new map for the 2020 elections. The ruling, if it stands, could prove an important victory for the Democrats, who are...

Texas fights 'drastic' push to require voting map approval

May. 2, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal court is considering whether the state of Texas can be trusted to make new voting maps after it found racial discrimination in the initial maps that solidified Republican power. If the answer is no, Texas could be forbidden from redrawing congressional and legislative...

Fearing an undercount, states prepare for 2020 census push

May. 2, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a squat office building not far from downtown, Esperanza Guevara is getting ready to look for people who might not want to be found. And her job could get a lot harder. The immigrant-rights activist is leading a drive to reach tens of thousands of people who entered the U.S. illegally...

California growth rate slows as 2020 census looms

May. 2, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The country's most populous state picked a bad time for its slowest growth rate in history: The eve of the 2020 census. California officials are spending millions preparing for the all-important head count that distributes federal tax dollars and influences congressional...

California inches toward 40M people, but growth rate slows

May. 1, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California had its slowest recorded growth rate in its history last year as the country's most populous state was hit by a slowdown in immigration and a sharp decline of births. Estimates released Wednesday show California had 39.9 million people as of Jan. 1, adding nearly...

Immigrant-heavy GOP states OK with census citizen question

Apr. 28, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It's not just Democratic-leaning states at risk of losing federal money and clout in Congress if the Supreme Court says the upcoming census can include a citizenship question. Fast-growing Arizona, Florida and Texas all have large groups of immigrants, especially Hispanics, who might choose...

How we analyzed California's wildfire evacuation routes

Apr. 27, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — How many roads are enough to get out? That's the question we wondered after watching tragedy unfold in Paradise, California, last year during the Camp Fire. Paradise had five two-lane roads and one four-lane road leading out of town. But the fire forced officials to close three of...

The Latest: Court conservatives seem OK with census question

Apr. 23, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census (all times local): 4 p.m. The Supreme Court's conservative majority appears ready to uphold the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's mythical view of presidents past

Apr. 23, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In golden olden times, as Donald Trump remembers them, a good economy kept critics of the president at bay. It doesn't take a village of historians to know that's not so. The president offered the thought Tuesday on Twitter. On another front, the White House offered a problematic...