Latest Censuses News

Census workers to go door-to-door in Michigan communities

Aug. 9, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is kicking off its door-to-door effort, following up with Michigan residents who have yet to respond to the census. Workers started last week in the Lansing area and Oakland County, and are expected to fan out Tuesday in other communities to make sure everyone...

Bob Garick stands by the entrance to his home Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Oviedo, Fla. Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up last month, he changed his mind and decided not to take the job. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking efforts

Aug. 8, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bob Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up last month, he changed his mind. With widespread home visits for the 2020 census set to begin next week, the...

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US hiring slows amid signs of longer-lasting economic damage

Aug. 7, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring slowed in July as the coronavirus outbreak worsened, and the government’s jobs report offered signs Friday that the economic damage from the pandemic could last far longer than many observers originally envisioned. The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a...

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, census worker Ken Leonard wears a mask as he mans a U.S. Census walk-up counting site set up for Hunt County in Greenville, Texas, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

States ask that Trump's district drawing order be stopped

Aug. 7, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A coalition of states, cities and civil rights groups on Friday asked a federal judge to declare as unconstitutional President Donald Trump's order seeking to exclude people in the country illegally from being part of the process for redrawing congressional districts. The coalition,...

Montana to spend $530K in coronavirus relief money on Census

Aug. 5, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is spending $530,000 in coronavirus relief money to boost Census outreach efforts with two months left in the once-a-decade population count. The U.S. Census Bureau is ending its counting efforts on Sept. 30, a month earlier than the extension that was announced this spring due...

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, census worker Jennifer Pope wears a mask and sits by ready to help at a U.S. Census walk-up counting site set up for Hunt County in Greenville, Texas, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Judge issues tight schedule in district redrawing case

Aug. 5, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Noting the late timing of President Donald Trump’s order seeking to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the process of redrawing congressional districts, a federal judge on Wednesday set a compressed schedule for legal arguments challenging the order as unconstitutional...

Illinois Editorial Roundup:

Aug. 4, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

Here are editorials published the past week in newspapers around Illinois. August 2, 2020 Chicago Tribune Preserve your serenity. Fill out your census form If you’re one of those people who hates it when a stranger shows up uninvited at your home, the coronavirus pandemic has had one upside: keeping you...

Amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19, census worker Ken Leonard wears a mask as he mans a U.S. Census walk-up counting site set up for Hunt County in Greenville, Texas, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Worries about 2020 census' accuracy grow with cut schedule

Aug. 4, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count's deadlines stalls in Congress. The move is worrying researchers, politicians and others who say the change will miss...

Editorial Roundup:

Aug. 4, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin. July 30, 2020. Gov. Eric Holcomb ought to rethink his position on voting by mail. “I am just one of those old-fashioned guys that wants to vote in person,” he said at a news conference this month. “And I also just wanted to see with my own two eyes whether it...

Rural counties in Idaho report low census response rates

Aug. 4, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says rural counties in Idaho are struggling to get citizens counted, with some counties reporting a response rate of less than 50%. Valley County has a population of about 11,000 and a response rate of 30%, while Camas County has a population of about 1,100 and a...