Latest United States Census News

Ohio partisan divide again thwarts 10-year legislative maps

Jan. 22, 2022 20:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Redistricting Commission failed for a second time on Saturday to reach the bipartisan consensus necessary to pass 10-year maps of state legislative districts based on 2020 census totals. Despite being scolded by the state’s high court, the...

'Whoa, that's not right': Georgia towns lead census appeals

Jan. 22, 2022 11:57 AM EST

When officials in Chester, Georgia, heard that the 2020 census had pegged their small town at 525 people, their jaws dropped. They believed the town was almost triple that size and feared an inaccurate number could force them to make budget cuts. “I said, ‘Whoa, that’s not...

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...

Croatia census shows nearly 10% population drop in 10 years

Jan. 14, 2022 07:43 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A population census conducted last year in Croatia has shown that almost 10% less people live in the European Union country compared to a decade ago, according to preliminary results released on Friday. The census has listed 3.8 million citizens compared to...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 12, 2022 16:27 PM EST

Philadelphia Inquirer. January 10, 2022. Editorial: To help Pennsylvanians, Biden must alleviate student loan debt Fourteen percent of people in our state carry student loan debt. Forgiving those debts could be a game changer for Pennsylvania residents. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 10, 2022 19:31 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 7, 2022. Editorial: Texas should be more aggressive in offering booster shots for COVID-19 The omicron variant keeps surging at an eye-popping rate, but the number of Texans getting a booster shot hasn’t surged with it. We can...

Analysis: Redistricting not as tough as it was 2 decades ago

Jan. 07, 2022 19:30 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s current congressional redistricting effort is much less contentious than the effort was 20 years ago, when the state dropped from five U.S. House seats to four. The state lost a seat because the 2000 Census showed Mississippi’s population had...

South Carolina Republicans want judge off redistricting case

Jan. 07, 2022 12:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Republican legislative leaders want to toss a judge from a lawsuit over redistricting plans, arguing in papers filed Thursday that the jurist can't fairly consider the case in part because of prior legal work on such cases. Prior to his...

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...