Latest U.S. Census Bureau News

White House moves to guard data after Trump census pressure

Jan. 18, 2022 16:18 PM EST

The Biden White House this month pushed to protect scientific and statistical agencies like the U.S. Census Bureau from political interference in a report issued just days before newly disclosed documents showed the “unprecedented" extent of the Trump administration's efforts to gain politically...

Let the challenges begin! Time for contesting census is here

Jan. 15, 2022 09:13 AM EST

Detroit's mayor believes tens of thousands of residents in the majority-Black city were missed in the 2020 census. Somerton, Arizona, leaders are incredulous the Census Bureau says they lost residents during a decade when the overwhelmingly Hispanic community grew enough to warrant a new high...

Survey: Parents increased quality time at pandemic's start

Jan. 05, 2022 19:45 PM EST

During the first several months of the pandemic in the U.S., Dina Levy made her young daughter and son go on walks with her three times a day. They kicked a soccer ball around at the nearby high school. The children, then 11 and 8, created an obstacle course out of chalk and the...

First Hispanic director of the Census Bureau sworn in

Jan. 05, 2022 13:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Santos was sworn in Wednesday as the head of the nation's largest statistical agency, becoming the first Hispanic director of the U.S. Census Bureau. The former chief methodologist and vice president at the Urban Institute became the bureau's 26th director....

Census Bureau: World grew by 74 million over past year

Dec. 30, 2021 15:02 PM EST

The world’s population is projected to be 7.8 billion people on New Year’s Day 2022, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That represents an increase of 74 million people, or a 0.9% growth rate from New Year’s Day 2021. Starting in the new year, 4.3 births and two deaths are...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Dec. 28, 2021 16:16 PM EST

Chicago Sun-Times. December 27, 2021. Editorial: Changing slaveholder school names is a chance to confront history Ideally, CPS — and the city — would seize the moment as a chance for Chicagoans to delve deeply into the truth about our country’s ugly legacy of...

Idaho leads the country in population growth

Dec. 25, 2021 12:29 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s population keeps growing at a faster clip than other states. The state has led the country in population growth for the fifth year in a row. From 2020 to 2021, Idaho’s population grew 2.9%, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. ...

US population growth at lowest rate in pandemic's 1st year

Dec. 21, 2021 18:59 PM EST

U.S. population growth dipped to its lowest rate since the nation’s founding during the first year of the pandemic as the coronavirus curtailed immigration, delayed pregnancies and killed hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents, according to figures released Tuesday. The United...

Tennessee House panel adopts new redistricting plan

Dec. 17, 2021 17:11 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee House panel on Friday advanced a new map of the state representative districts despite objections from some lawmakers concerned that the proposal places several Democratic incumbents into the same districts. If enacted, Democratic lawmakers in...

Report: 2020 census may have missed thousands in Detroit

Dec. 16, 2021 18:58 PM EST

The Census Bureau undercounted more than 8% of the occupied homes in 10 Detroit neighborhoods during the 2020 census, an oversight rate that if applied citywide could mean that tens of thousands of Motor City residents were missed, researchers hired by the city said Thursday. Detroit...