Latest Censuses News

Census confirms drivers' records request tied to citizenship

Oct. 16, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is acknowledging that its nationwide request for state drivers' license records is the result of President Donald Trump's order to gather records that can better determine the numbers of citizens and non-citizens across the U.S. The bureau has expanded its...

Maine denies census bureau request for driver's license data

Oct. 16, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say they won't give driver's license and state identification card information, including citizenship status, to federal officials seeking to include it in the 2020 Census. The Portland Press Herald reports state officials denied the Census Bureau's request in late...

Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

Oct. 14, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking states for drivers' license records that typically include citizenship data and has made a new request for information on recipients of government assistance, alarming some civil rights advocates. The two approaches, documented by The Associated Press, come amid President Donald...

Wyoming prepares for census with new office, online option

Oct. 3, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming is preparing for the 2020 census with steps aimed at increasing participation including the addition of a state office and an online survey option. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the state’s first U.S. Census Bureau office is scheduled to open Friday in Casper, which...

US Census office celebrates opening of Salt Lake office

Oct. 1, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Census workers are already beginning to knock on doors ahead of the once-a-decade count coming up in 2020. The Deseret News reports the U.S. Census Bureau celebrated the opening of its Salt Lake City-area office on Tuesday. Employees of that office and another in Orem will be fanning...

Chicago to spend $2.7 million for 2020 census

Oct. 1, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago will spend $2.7 million to make sure more residents are included in the 2020 census. It's an effort that Mayor Lori Lightfoot says is driven in large part to combat fear that the Trump administration's immigration raids created. At a news conference on Tuesday, Lightfoot announced...

Census: Mainers' median household income dropped 3.3%

Sep. 30, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Already the poorest state in New England, Maine saw the nation's biggest drop in household income last year, according to the Census Bureau. Median household income dropped 3.3% from 2017 to 2018 based on the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, the Portland Press Herald...

Researchers question Census Bureau's new approach to privacy

Sep. 28, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In an age of rapidly advancing computer power, the U.S. Census Bureau recently undertook an experiment to see if census answers could threaten the privacy of the people who fill out the questionnaires. The agency went back to the last national headcount, in 2010, and reconstructed...

Republicans mail Census-like fundraising survey in Bozeman

Sep. 28, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Republican National Committee sent policy surveys to Gallatin County residents with the option of enclosing $15 to process the "Census Document." The Department of Commerce notes actual U.S. Census documents will be mailed in March 2020 and will not ask for any money. The Bozeman...

Census: Louisiana remains 1 of nation's poorest states

Sep. 27, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The percentage of Louisiana's people living in poverty has dipped slightly, but the state remains among the poorest in the nation. New data released Thursday from the Census Bureau showed 18.6% of Louisiana residents lived below the poverty line in 2018, compared to 19.7% a year...