Latest 2010 United States Census News

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 24, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Census Bureau needs more time, and Congress must act fast to make sure everyone gets counted The Philadelphia Inquirer Sept. 23 A pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans, and the toxic politics of a...

Coast groups fight to count all Mississippians for US Census

Sep. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The teal yard signs lining the block on Division Street in East Biloxi carried urgent messages. - “It’s not too late.” - “No es demasiado tarde.” - “Get counted today.” It was Sept. 5, and the deadline for Americans to respond to the...

FILE - In this July 18, 2020 file photo a closed sign hangs in the window of a barber shop in Burbank, Calif. California's unemployment rate has fallen to 11.4% in August. The Employment Development Department says the state added 101,900 jobs in August. Most of those were government jobs, including temporary positions for the U.S. Census. California lost more than 2.6 million jobs in March and April because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs

Sep. 18, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A raft of temporary government jobs for the U.S. Census boosted California's economy in August as the state added 101,900 jobs as the unemployment rate fell below the high-water mark of the Great Recession for the first time since March. But experts warned that other indicators...

People use a footbridge over University Avenue on the campus of Arizona State University on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Officials in college towns all over the U.S. are fretting that off-campus students are being counted in places other than the communities where their schools are located. (AP Photo/Matt York)

'It's going horribly': College towns fret about census count

Sep. 9, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Betsy Landin was listed by her parents on the 2020 census as living at her family's home in Phoenix when she really should have been counted in the college town of Tempe, where she studies finance at Arizona State University. Also missing from Tempe's tally was Arizona State political...

Lauri Dawn Kindness, left, helps a family participate in the U.S. Census as part of a campaign to increase Native American participation in the count, on the Crow Indian Reservation, in Lodge Grass, Mont. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Some predict a historic undercount of Native Americans in this year's census as the coronavirus complicates efforts to encourage participation. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

Battered by the virus, tribes race to boost census count

Sep. 8, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

LODGE GRASS, Mont. (AP) — When Lauri Dawn Kindness was growing up, her hometown on the Crow Indian Reservation had an arcade, movie theater, gas stations and family cafe along streets shaded by towering cottonwood trees near a bend in the Little Bighorn River. Today, there's only a small grocer and a...

Alaska ranks last in phone, mail, online census responses

Sep. 7, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska ranks last in U.S. Census responses that do not involve census takers making personal visits, including phone, mail or online participation, officials said. The state has the lowest level of “self-response" so far during the 2020 Census, Alaska Public Media reported....

Editorial Roundup:

Sep. 7, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Odessa American. August 30, 2020 Healing continues in Odessa The one thing that many of us have heard during the last week or so is “I can’t believe it has been a year.” An entire year since Odessa and Midland were rocked by the senseless tragedy caused by a deranged gunman. Seven people were...

Navajo casinos join effort to boost census participation

Sep. 4, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

CHURCH ROCK, N.M. (AP) — Casinos on the Navajo Nation are teaming up with census officials for a series of events they hope will boost participation in the count. Billions of dollars in federal funding are at stake along with congressional representation, and many Native American communities are...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Aug. 26, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Aug. 25 Winston-Salem Journal on allegations of racism in the Winston-Salem Fire Department: The allegations of racism in the Winston-Salem Fire Department that have come to light recently are shocking, especially when the details are revealed. Just what year...

A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Criticized over recent appointees, Census adds another hire

Aug. 17, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid calls for investigations into whether two recent hires for top positions at the U.S. Census Bureau were politically motivated, the nation's top statistical agency said Monday it was hiring a third new deputy director as the bureau enters the homestretch of its once-a-decade head...