Latest Censuses News

Researchers ask Census to stop controversial privacy method

Aug. 08, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

Prominent demographers are asking the U.S. Census Bureau to abandon a controversial method for protecting survey and census participants' confidentiality, saying it is jeopardizing the usability of numbers that are the foundation of the nation's data infrastructure. The Census Bureau...

Census lawsuit tossed based on definition of 'whereby'

Aug. 02, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

A federal judge on Tuesday tossed out a public records lawsuit on the 2020 census based on a Webster's dictionary definition of one obscure word: “whereby.” The lawsuit was over an even more obscure concept: how a statistical method was used to fill in details when information...

Sudden arena idea angers, unnerves Philadelphia's Chinatown

Jul. 25, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Wei Chen wants people who visit Philadelphia’s Chinatown to look through the community’s gateway arch and see the residents chatting in Mandarin on the steps to the apartments above or the vendors selling traditional Chinese food to families walking by, not a giant...

Where young adults moved to based on race and ethnicity

Jul. 25, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

It turns out millennials haven’t strayed very far from the areas where they grew up. A study released Monday by Harvard University and U.S. Census Bureau researchers found that by age 26, more than two-thirds of millennials lived in the same area where they grew up, 80% had moved...

Study: Millennials didn't stray far from where they grew up

Jul. 25, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

Growing up in mid-sized Virginia Beach, Andrew Waldholtz wanted to live in a big city so he moved to the District of Columbia for college. After four years in the comparatively expensive city, he realized he wanted a place to live that was more affordable. Waldholtz, 35, eventually...

Secret memo links citizenship question to apportionment

Jul. 20, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

Trump officials tried to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census in a move experts said would benefit Republicans despite initial doubts among some in the administration that it was legal, according to an investigative report released Wednesday by a congressional oversight committee. ...

Bill attempts to prevent political meddling in US head count

Jul. 14, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

New questions on a census form would have to be vetted by Congress and a U.S. Census Bureau director couldn't be fired without cause under proposed legislation that attempts to prevent in the future the type of political interference into the nation's 2020 head count that took place during the...

Abortion issue changes landscape in new Oregon district

Jul. 13, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Booming population growth made Oregon one of just six states to gain an additional seat in the U.S. House following the 2020 census. The state’s population jumped by more than 10% in the past decade to more than 4.2 million people, giving it a new congressional district...

Abortion ruling puts spotlight on gerrymandered legislatures

Jul. 03, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

In overturning a half-century of nationwide legal protection for abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Roe v. Wade had been wrongly decided and that it was time to “return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives” in the states. Whether those elected...

Arizona county had largest white, Black, Hispanic growth

Jun. 30, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

Metro Phoenix's Maricopa County had among the biggest population growth in white, Black, American Indian and Hispanic residents last year, as well as the biggest increase overall of any U.S. county. Meanwhile, Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California's Inland Empire also had some of the...