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FILE - In a Thursday, July 4, 2019 file photo, Vice President Mike Pence, center, his wife Karen Pence, pose for a group photo with new naturalized citizens following a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives in Washington. Almost half of the foreign-born who moved to the U.S. in the past decade were college-educated, a level of education greatly exceeding immigrants from previous decades, as the arrival of highly skilled workers supplanted workers in fields like construction that shrunk after the Great Recession. New figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau show that 47% of the foreign-born population who arrived in the U.S. from 2010 to 2019 had a bachelor’s degree or higher, compared to 36% of native-born Americans and 31% of the foreign-born population who entered the country in or before 2009. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Almost half of U.S. foreign-born in past decade had college

Mar. 31, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost half of the foreign-born who moved to the U.S. in the past decade were college-educated, a level of education greatly exceeding immigrants from previous decades, as the arrival of highly skilled workers supplanted workers in fields like construction that shrunk after the Great...

This undated photo provided by Jasmine Cho, who was supposed to lead cookie decorating activities at Census events in Pittsburgh in March and April, shows cookies she decorated with U.S. Census themes. The spread of the novel coronavirus has waylaid 2020 census outreach efforts that were planned in advance to get as many people as possible counted in the once-a-decade head count. (Jasmine Cho via AP)

Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virus

Mar. 28, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used only for filling out census forms online. In Minneapolis, a concert promoting the once-a-decade count is now virtual. In Orlando, Florida, advocates called off knocking on doors in...

FILE - This Sept. 22, 2005 file photo shows Houston, Texas. Three metro areas in the Lone Star State had some of the biggest population gains over the past decade, according to figures released Thursday, March 26, 2020, by the U.S. Census Bureau. Dallas increased by 1.2 million people, the most of any U.S. metro area, followed by Houston, which added another 1.1 million residents over the decade. Austin grew by more than a half million residents from 2010 to 2019, the eighth biggest numeric growth among U.S. metros, according to the bureau's population estimates.(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Texas is bigger: Lone Star State's metros lead decade growth

Mar. 26, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Everything really is bigger in Texas. Three metro areas in the Lone Star State had some of the biggest population gains over the past decade, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Dallas increased by 1.2 million people, the most of any U.S. metro area,...

In this Feb. 8, 2020, photo, two children run past the Our Lady of Guadalupe church in the town of Guadalupe, Ariz., near Phoenix. Founded by Yaqui Indian refugees from south of the border more than a century ago, the town named for Mexico's patron saint, is proud of its history but wary of outsiders as it prepares for the 2020 Census count its leaders hope will help better fund a $12 million budget to fill potholes and mend aging sewage lines. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-MIlls)

US census faces challenges counting small, poor Latino towns

Mar. 16, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) — The two white-washed, mission-style churches and old, wooden homes in this town of mostly Latinos and Native Americans seem misplaced near luxury apartments in Phoenix and a suburb surrounding it. Founded by Yaqui Indian refugees from Mexico more than a century ago, Guadalupe is...

FILE - This May 30, 2018 file photo shows Sesame Street character Count von Count at Sesame Workshop's 16th annual Benefit Gala in New York. The Muppet best known as the Count is joining Elmo, Rosita and her mom, Rosa, in public service announcements airing Monday, March 9, 2020, to encourage parents of young children to make sure they and their children are counted in the 2020 census.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Sesame's Count wants to get young children counted in census

Mar. 9, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No age group was undercounted as much during the last once-a-decade census as children under 5, researchers say. Sesame Street is hoping to use Count von Count to change that. The Muppet best known as the Count is joining Elmo, Rosita and her mom, Rosa, in public service announcements...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, Diana Betz, an assistant professor of psychology at Loyola University Maryland, poses at her home in Crofton, Md. Betz said, deciding who will fill out the questionnaire in the 2020 Census may force spouses or domestic partners to have conversations about their power dynamics that they might not have had for 10 years, the last time there was a decennial census. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Who is No. 1? Whoever gets to fill out 2020 Census form

Feb. 23, 2020 9:39 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's a question spouses, domestic partners and roommates are going to be forced to confront in the next few weeks as they fill out their 2020 Census forms: Who gets to be the primary person in the household? Everyone else who lives in the home has to be identified on the form by how...