Latest Censuses News

China raises estimate of economy’s size following census

Nov. 22, 2019 12:44 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy was 2.1% bigger than earlier estimated, the government said Friday, revising the gross domestic product for 2018 to 91.93 trillion yuan ($13.1 trillion) based on results of a census. The National Bureau of Statistics said Friday the revision reflects more complete...

Nebraska is 1st to share drivers’ records with Census Bureau

Nov. 20, 2019 9:05 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is the first state agreeing to share drivers’ license records with the U.S. Census Bureau as the federal agency tries to comply with President Donald Trump’s order to count the number of U.S. citizens. The Associated Press has learned that the Census Bureau and...

New York earmarks $60M for Census 2020 efforts

Nov. 20, 2019 5:23 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials plan to spend up to $60 million to make sure state residents are fully counted in the 2020 Census. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday said up to $40 million from existing resources will be used to help encourage residents to complete the Census questionnaire. Another $20...

More than half of same-sex couples cohabitating are married

Nov. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New estimates show that more than half of the same-sex couples living together in U.S. households are married. New figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show that about 543,000 same-sex couples living together in households were married and 469,000 same-sex couples living...

Democrats’ Southern victories could affect redistricting

Nov. 18, 2019 2:25 PM EST

The re-election victory by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over the weekend has assured Democrats of an all-important place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census for future elections to Congress and the state Legislature. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday marked the third...

Correction: Census-Prison Gerrymandering story

Nov. 18, 2019 1:56 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about how the U.S. Census Bureau counts prisoners, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a Villanova University professor. The correct spelling is Brianna Remster. A corrected version of the story is below: Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan...

Researchers: 2020 Census guides $1.5 trillion in spending

Nov. 18, 2019 12:55 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than $1.5 trillion in federal funding to state and local governments is parceled out according to census data, much more than previously thought, researchers said Monday. The new total shows just how important it is to get the census numbers right every ten years. The same group...

Wyoming aims for accurate census count of Native residents

Nov. 17, 2019 5:45 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming state and tribal officials are working to ensure Native Americans are accurately counted in the 2020 Census. The Casper Star-Tribune reported advocates and officials are consulting with tribal leaders and planning an advertising campaign to attract attention to the U.S. Census...

Groups challenging Trump order can seek GOP map guru’s files

Nov. 15, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Civil rights groups challenging President Donald Trump’s order to gather citizenship information can try to get documents belonging to a redistricting guru who favored excluding noncitizens from population counts to help Republicans. A federal judge in Maryland said Thursday the civil rights groups can...

Immigrants, led by Jamaicans, slow Baltimore population loss

Nov. 14, 2019 5:31 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Steve McMurray was not long out of high school when he moved to the United States. He left St. Mary Parish, a rural area in northeastern Jamaica, for trade school in Miami. He spent about a year and a half there, met a Jamaican girl with family in Maryland, and they moved here. Their...