Latest U.S. Census Bureau News

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...

Researchers ask Census to stop controversial privacy method

Aug. 08, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

Prominent demographers are asking the U.S. Census Bureau to abandon a controversial method for protecting survey and census participants' confidentiality, saying it is jeopardizing the usability of numbers that are the foundation of the nation's data infrastructure. The Census Bureau...

Census lawsuit tossed based on definition of 'whereby'

Aug. 02, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

A federal judge on Tuesday tossed out a public records lawsuit on the 2020 census based on a Webster's dictionary definition of one obscure word: “whereby.” The lawsuit was over an even more obscure concept: how a statistical method was used to fill in details when information...

Where young adults moved to based on race and ethnicity

Jul. 25, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

It turns out millennials haven’t strayed very far from the areas where they grew up. A study released Monday by Harvard University and U.S. Census Bureau researchers found that by age 26, more than two-thirds of millennials lived in the same area where they grew up, 80% had moved...

Study: Millennials didn't stray far from where they grew up

Jul. 25, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

Growing up in mid-sized Virginia Beach, Andrew Waldholtz wanted to live in a big city so he moved to the District of Columbia for college. After four years in the comparatively expensive city, he realized he wanted a place to live that was more affordable. Waldholtz, 35, eventually...

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...

Canadian company building $110M sawmill in Louisiana

Jul. 11, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

PLAIN DEALING, La. (AP) — A Canadian forestry products company has begun work on a $110 million sawmill in northwest Louisiana, officials said Monday. The Teal Jones Group bought sawmills in Antlers, Oklahoma; Kinsale and Martinsville, Virginia; and Liberty, Mississippi, between...

Arizona county had largest white, Black, Hispanic growth

Jun. 30, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

Metro Phoenix's Maricopa County had among the biggest population growth in white, Black, American Indian and Hispanic residents last year, as well as the biggest increase overall of any U.S. county. Meanwhile, Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California's Inland Empire also had some of the...

This Week: Powell testimony, FedEx results, May home sales

Jun. 20, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: Powell testimony Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will testify before Congress on Wednesday and Thursday to give his regular, semi-annual updates on monetary policy. The Fed has...