Latest United States Census News

Census figures show economic gap narrows with citizenship

Aug. 19, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Foreign-born residents had higher rates of full-time employment than those born in the United States last year, and naturalized immigrants were more likely to have advanced degrees than the native-born, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The new figures...

Correction: Election 2020-Native Americans story

Aug. 19, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a forum on issues related to the Native American community, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Elizabeth Warren claimed Cherokee citizenship. She had claimed Native American ancestry. A corrected version of the story is below: Native American voters,...

States oppose Alabama's effort exclude migrants in Census

Aug. 14, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A coalition of 15 states and several major cities is opposing a lawsuit by the state of Alabama that would have the U.S. Census count only U.S. citizens and other legal residents in totals that play a key role in congressional representation and the distribution of federal funding....

40,000 census workers start verifying addresses next week

Aug. 12, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Starting this month, an army of 40,000 U.S. Census Bureau workers equipped with laptops will fan out to neighborhoods around the country to verify and update addresses in preparation for the largest head count in United States history next spring. The verification of addresses is the...

In Carter's home county, voting rights case tests democracy

Aug. 10, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter's hometown makes a point of celebrating democracy. American flags wave outside stores selling old campaign buttons and vintage political posters, and tourists mill around the train depot that served as his 1976 campaign headquarters. The rural Georgia county...

California seeks more people of color to draw political maps

Aug. 5, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday gave more time to apply to an independent commission that will redraw boundaries for most state and federal elections, an effort to get more people of color involved and avoid the political gerrymandering that has caused problems elsewhere. Nearly 14,000...

Government watchdog: Census Bureau running short on time

Jul. 24, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

The U.S. Census Bureau is running short on time to complete key parts of its planning for the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident, officials with a government watchdog agency told lawmakers Wednesday. U.S. Government Accountability Office officials told members of the House Subcommittee on Civil...

Court says Texas can make voting maps over 'grave concerns'

Jul. 24, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal court ruled Wednesday that Texas can change voting maps without supervision despite "grave concerns" and findings that Republicans used racial gerrymandering while trying to strengthen their majorities in Congress and the state Legislature. The decision is key ahead of the...

The Latest: White House slams contempt vote for officials

Jul. 18, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House effort to hold Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The White House is slamming the Democrat-controlled House's vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt for failing to...

House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

Jul. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to hold two top Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with subpoenas related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William...