Latest Censuses News

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...

Census workers begin door knocking this week in Minneapolis

Aug. 3, 2020 7:57 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Census takers will begin knocking on doors this week in Minnesota. They will be visiting households that haven't responded to the 2020 Census by mail, online or by phone. The census determines how federal funding is allocated for schools and roads, among other things. Because of the...

Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham holds up his mask with the words

With time extension stalled, Census speeds up count schedule

Jul. 31, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau sped up the timetable for crunching 2020 census numbers on Friday after an earlier request for an extension stalled in the Senate and as pressure mounts to turn in data used to determine congressional districts by year's end, when President Donald Trump is still...

Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham wears a mask with the words

Census head wasn't told about Trump district drawing order

Jul. 29, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham testified Wednesday that he wasn’t informed ahead of time about President Donald Trump's order seeking to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the process of redrawing congressional districts. Dillingham testified during an emergency congressional hearing...

Census workers begin visiting those who haven't done census

Jul. 29, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Census workers begin door knocking Thursday at North Dakota households that have not responded to a questionnaire by mail, online or by phone. The state's response rate to the 2020 census is nearly 62%, which means about 157,000 households will get an in-person visit, officials said....

Caleb Antram of Somerset fills out a census form on-line outside of the Somerset Courthouse during the Somerset County commissioners census day party on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.  (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)

Experts worry about errors if census schedule is sped up

Jul. 28, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After asking for coronavirus-related deadline extensions in April, the Trump administration now appears to be abandoning that request by asking Congress for extra funding to wrap up the 2020 census “as quickly, and safely as possible" in a move that could help ensure the...

FILE - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, right, and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer appear at a news conference in Los Angeles, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. California on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 became the latest state to sue President Donald Trump over his executive order excluding people in the U.S. illegally from being counted when congressional districts are redrawn after this year's census. The nation's most populous state stands to lose a congressional seat if the president's order stands, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center. He was joined by the cities of Long Beach, Los Angeles and Oakland and the Los Angeles Unified School District in arguing that the move is unconstitutional and did not follow proper legal procedures. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo, File)

California sues over Trump order on congressional maps

Jul. 28, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Tuesday became the latest state to sue President Donald Trump over his executive order excluding people in the U.S. illegally from being counted when congressional districts are redrawn after this year's census. The nation's most populous state stands to lose a...