Latest United States Census News

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Syrian mission-accomplished moment

Oct. 19, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization." It was a mission-accomplished moment that other Republican...

Native American population grows in Clark County

Oct. 19, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's Clark County has one of the fastest growing Native American populations in the country but local leaders say they're struggling to receive the recognition they deserve. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that between July 2017 and 2018 the number of Native American people living in...

Survey: Doubts about 2020 Census higher with minorities

Oct. 18, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Around 84% of Americans definitely or probably plan to answer the questions on the 2020 Census, according to a new survey released Friday. The Pew Research Center survey also found that around 16% of people surveyed express some doubts about responding next spring. The hesitancy in...

ACLU says Census Bureau should stop driver license requests

Oct. 17, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A civil rights group is asking state motor vehicle agencies across the U.S. to reject a request from the U.S. Census Bureau for drivers' license records, saying it is part of a scheme to reduce the political power of minority groups. The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday said...

U.S. Census Bureau opens its Nebraska office in Lincoln

Oct. 17, 2019 8:29 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau has opened its Nebraska office in Lincoln as it prepares for the 2020 count. The bureau will be hiring thousands of temporary workers to gather and help process the count. Dennis Johnson is deputy director for the Census' Denver region, and he says filling...

Tennessee governor taps 38 to serve on census panel

Oct. 17, 2019 5:28 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has appointed 38 people to a panel that will work with the U.S. Census Bureau on the 2020 Census. Lee's office announced a wide variety of appointees to the Tennessee Complete Count Committee on Wednesday. Government representation will include the House and...

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...