Latest 2010 United States Census News

Marker in tiny Missouri hamlet denotes US population center

Sep. 21, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

HARTVILLE, Mo. (AP) — It's not every day that a small hamlet in the Missouri Ozarks is in the middle of everything, but that was the case for tiny Wright County on Wednesday as officials from the nation's capital unveiled a marker designating a spot there as the center of population in the United...

House OKs bill to curb political interference with census

Sep. 15, 2022 16:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Thursday intended to make it harder for future presidents to interfere with the once-a-decade census that determines political power and federal funding, a move that comes in response to the Trump’s administration’s failed effort to make a...

Census meddling is targeted in bill, recommendations

Sep. 13, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

Democratic lawmakers intent on making sure that unprecedented efforts by the Trump administration to politicize the 2020 census never happen again are moving forward with plans for safeguards they say will help the U.S. head count stay free of future interference. Democratic House...

AP interview: Census director aims to restore trust in count

Aug. 16, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Indifference. Distrust of government. Budget uncertainties. The next U.S. census isn’t until 2030, but already Census Bureau leaders are looking for ways to adapt to a roiled civic climate that only seems to be getting more contentious. So this week they are issuing a call for...

Secret memo links citizenship question to apportionment

Jul. 20, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

Trump officials tried to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census in a move experts said would benefit Republicans despite initial doubts among some in the administration that it was legal, according to an investigative report released Wednesday by a congressional oversight committee. ...

Bill attempts to prevent political meddling in US head count

Jul. 14, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

New questions on a census form would have to be vetted by Congress and a U.S. Census Bureau director couldn't be fired without cause under proposed legislation that attempts to prevent in the future the type of political interference into the nation's 2020 head count that took place during the...

Abortion ruling puts spotlight on gerrymandered legislatures

Jul. 03, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

In overturning a half-century of nationwide legal protection for abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Roe v. Wade had been wrongly decided and that it was time to “return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representatives” in the states. Whether those elected...