Latest Demographics News

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

Feb. 16, 2019 7:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday. The age, gender, location,...

Attorney: Process behind census question 'rotten'

Feb. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The process behind Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' decision to ask about people's citizenship status on the 2020 U.S. census was "rotten to its core" and failed to consider that the question would cost California a substantial amount of money and at least one Congressional seat, an...

The Latest: Attorney defends citizenship question on Census

Feb. 15, 2019 7:39 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on closing arguments in lawsuits before a U.S. judge in San Francisco challenging the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census (all times local): 4:30 p.m. An attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice says Commerce Secretary...

Boil-water advisory ends in Dayton, Ohio

Feb. 15, 2019 4:51 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Boil-water advisories have ended for the Dayton, Ohio, area. City authorities said late Friday morning that water samples were clear of bacteria, and Montgomery County followed later in the day after concluding water was safe to drink without boiling first. Some 100,000 people began...

EPA hits chemical maker for not notifying on new compounds

Feb. 15, 2019 3:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A chemical maker's North Carolina plant may have broken federal law by failing to notify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before it started manufacturing and repurposing new industrial compounds, the agency said this week. The Chemours Co. also failed to provide information...

Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

Feb. 15, 2019 2:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money. The justices agreed Friday to a speedy review of a lower...

Supreme Court to decide whether 2020 census can include citizenship question

Feb. 15, 2019 1:32 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court to decide whether 2020 census can include citizenship question.

Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks

Feb. 14, 2019 11:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For a long time, blacks have died of cancer at higher rates than other Americans. But a new report says the gap is narrowing. Nearly 30 years ago, black men had a 47 higher cancer death rate than white men. Now it's 19 percent higher. Black women had a 19 percent greater cancer death rate....

Nigeria's youth boom approaches the voting booth frustrated

Feb. 14, 2019 4:52 AM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Halima Usman is part of a booming new generation in Nigeria, voting for the first time in a presidential election Saturday after being raised during the country's two decades of civilian rule. A majority of eligible voters in Africa's most populous nation are now 35 or younger, a...

Redistricting reformers hopeful about legislation this year

Feb. 13, 2019 6:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawmakers who want to reform the redistricting process in North Carolina say uncertainty over pending map litigation and the shaky balance of power at the legislature make them more optimistic their ideas will be voted on this year. House Democrats and Republicans filed legislation on...