Latest Censuses News

New Mexico aims to foster trust in census to protect funding

Dec. 12, 2019 8:20 PM EST

POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico are turning to firefighters, Native American leaders and rural irrigation associations to instill trust and promote participation in the 2020 census. About 41% of state residents live in hard-to-count areas — the largest proportion of any state in the...

Report faults Census Bureau for hiring sex offender in NC

Dec. 12, 2019 7:44 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau didn't follow its guidelines when it hired a registered sex offender in North Carolina last year, raising questions about the agency's judgment, according to an Inspector General's report made public Thursday. Even though the man disclosed his prior arrest, and...

Detroit tops list of hard-to-count cities ahead of census

Dec. 12, 2019 3:10 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — When the U.S. Census Bureau starts counting people next year in Detroit, obstacles are bound to arise: The city has tens of thousands of vacant houses, sparse internet access and high poverty — factors that will make it the toughest community to tally. Other Rust Belt towns that have...

In Maryland, advocates educate immigrants about the census

Dec. 11, 2019 6:48 PM EST

LANGLEY PARK, Maryland (AP) — Two men smoked cigarettes and talked outside an apartment building in Langley Park, an area where almost everyone is from Central America. Three women wearing CASA de Maryland gear approached them, but the men did not appear interested in speaking. One didn’t speak at...

Researchers warn Census about accuracy concerns with method

Dec. 11, 2019 12:47 PM EST

A new technique to protect the privacy of participants in the 2020 Census could foster distrust between the Census Bureau and researchers if it results in too many inaccuracies, demographers warned officials Wednesday. The demographers, who study population changes, delivered the message to bureau officials at a...

Census Bureau head says IT concerns are being remedied

Dec. 9, 2019 2:13 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Information technology problems at the U.S. Census Bureau have been fixed or are in the process of being remedied, despite recent reports raising concerns about the bureau’s preparedness for the 2020 Census, the agency’s director said Monday. Census Bureau director Steven...

Rhode Island launches online tool to compare census records

Dec. 8, 2019 12:22 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s secretary of state has announced the launch of a free online resource to explore and compare centuries of data from state and federal census records in Rhode Island. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea said the “ Count Me In!” data was launched to...

6 apply for Missouri's nonpartisan redistricting post

Dec. 5, 2019 2:11 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — About half a dozen people have applied for an influential new job in Missouri to draw state legislative districts under a nationally unique mandate to achieve “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness" in elections. Missouri's “nonpartisan state...

Court fight begins over redrawing of Nevada voting districts

Dec. 3, 2019 5:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court battle has begun over a League of Women Voters of Nevada effort to amend the state constitution to have an appointed commission, instead of the state Legislature, redraw congressional and legislative voting districts following the 2020 U.S. Census. League President Sondra Cosgrove...

Census Bureau: Drop in college students over past 7 years

Dec. 3, 2019 4:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Census Bureau says 2.2 million fewer students were enrolled in school last year compared to seven years earlier, with the bulk of the dip coming from college enrollment. The Census Bureau on Tuesday said the decline in college enrollment was particularly acute among those 30 or older....