Latest U.S. Census Bureau News

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...

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...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship

Jul. 15, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. He suggests that the...

Trump citizenship plan will face logistical, legal hurdles

Jul. 12, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After failing to get his citizenship question on the census, President Donald Trump now says his fallback plan will provide an even more accurate count — determining the citizenship of 90 percent of the population "or more." But his plan will likely be limited by logistical hurdles...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jul. 12, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Prosecutors struck a secret plea deal with financier Jeffrey Epstein...

Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census

Jul. 11, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases. He insisted he was "not backing down," declaring in a Rose Garden...

NOT REAL NEWS: Obama didn't end census citizenship question

Jul. 11, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

Former President Barack Obama did not eliminate a question about citizenship from the 2010 census, as blogs and social media posts have falsely reported in recent days. The inaccurate claims have spread widely online since the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against the Trump administration in its push to add the...

Census has been subject of legal wrangling for decades

Jul. 10, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Legal wrangling has surrounded the U.S. census count for decades, culminating in this year's fight over adding a citizenship question . Most challenges have centered on correcting mistakes counting underrepresented populations such as minorities in the official census, which determines...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts census, Obama-Biden record

Jul. 8, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stretching the truth in his legally questionable bid to get a citizenship question added to the 2020 census. Brushing aside a Supreme Court ruling against him and his agencies saying it's probably too late, Trump is ordering that the question somehow be included...