Latest 2010 United States Census News

AP interview: Census director aims to restore trust in count

Aug. 16, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Indifference. Distrust of government. Budget uncertainties. The next U.S. census isn’t until 2030, but already Census Bureau leaders are looking for ways to adapt to a roiled civic climate that only seems to be getting more contentious. So this week they are issuing a call for...

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 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...

Feds taking first steps toward revising race, ethnic terms

Jun. 16, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

The federal government is taking preliminary steps toward revising racial and ethnic classifications that have not been changed in a quarter century following calls for more accurate categories for how people identify themselves in federal data gathering. The revisions could open the...

Census wants to know how to ask about sexuality and gender

Jun. 11, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 2020 census questionnaire drove Scout crazy. With no direct questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, it made him feel left out of the U.S. head count. Among LGBTQ people, the census only asked about same-sex couples living together, and...

Austin is largest US city to challenge 2020 census numbers

Jun. 01, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

One of the most booming cities in the U.S. over the past decade thinks that it grew even bigger than the U.S. Census Bureau says it did. Austin, Texas, became the largest U.S. city to challenge its 2020 census figures when it filed an appeal with the Census Bureau last week, saying...