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Two young children hold signs through the car window that make reference to the 2020 U.S. Census as they wait in the car with their family at an outreach event in Dallas, Thursday, June 25, 2020. In a collaborative effort, the nonprofit group, The Concilio, partnered with the North Texas Food Bank, Catholic Charities Dallas and Bachman Lake Together, to hold the event where area residents were encouraged to report their family numbers to the U.S. Census. The outreach event was held in the Bachman Lake community which historically is one of many undercounted neighborhoods in Dallas County according to The Concilio. Due to COVID-19, the Census self-respond date online, by phone or mail has been extended to Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Census door knockers starting in 6 states later this month

Jul. 1, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Homes in six states across the U.S. can expect to get knocks on their doors from census takers in two weeks as part of a soft launch of the next phase of the largest head count in U.S. history, Census Bureau officials said Wednesday. Starting in mid-July, homes whose residents haven't...

Look at method used to assess state of public health system

Jul. 1, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

To assess the state of the public health system in the United States, KHN, also known as Kaiser Health News, and The Associated Press analyzed data on government spending and staffing at national, state and local levels. What reporters found was a mix of survey and budget data, each measuring a slightly different...

Two young children hold signs through the car window that make reference to the 2020 U.S. Census as they wait in the car with their family at an outreach event in Dallas, Thursday, June 25, 2020. In a collaborative effort, the nonprofit group, The Concilio, partnered with the North Texas Food Bank, Catholic Charities Dallas and Bachman Lake Together, to hold the event where area residents were encouraged to report their family numbers to the U.S. Census. The outreach event was held in the Bachman Lake community which historically is one of many undercounted neighborhoods in Dallas County according to The Concilio. Due to COVID-19, the Census self-respond date online, by phone or mail has been extended to Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Statisticians join criticism against Census Bureau hires

Jun. 26, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The world's largest statisticians group added to a chorus of criticism against the hiring this week of two men to top positions at the U.S. Census Bureau, saying their appointments conflict with the agency's mission to deliver accurate data to the public. The American Statistical...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, people walk through New York's Times Square. The population of non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. has gotten smaller in the past decade as deaths have surpassed births in this aging demographic, and a majority of the population under age 16 is nonwhite for the first time though they are fewer in number than a decade ago, according to new figures released Thursday, June 25, 2020,  by the U.S. Census Bureau. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Census shows white decline, nonwhite majority among youngest

Jun. 25, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — For the generation of Americans not yet old enough to drive, the demographic future has arrived. For the first time, nonwhites and Hispanics were a majority of people under age 16 in 2019, an expected demographic shift that will grow over the coming decades, according to figures...

This April 5, 2020, photo shows a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. The U.S. Census Bureau needs more time to wrap up the once-a-decade count because of the coronavirus, opening the possibility of delays in drawing new legislative districts that could help determine what political party is in power, what laws pass or fail and whether communities of color get a voice in their states. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Top Democrat calls new Census staffers 'starkly partisan'

Jun. 23, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A top House Democrat on Tuesday said the addition of two new staffers to top positions at the U.S. Census Bureau is an effort by the Trump administration to politicize the federal government's largest statistical agency during its biggest operation. In a news release Tuesday, the...

FILE - this April 5, 2020 file photo, shows An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. A federal judge on Thursday, May 21, 2020, agreed to impose financial sanctions against the Trump administration for failing to produce hundreds of documents during litigation over whether a citizenship question could be added to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

House Democrats file bill nixing citizenship data-gathering

Jun. 22, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration would be barred from gathering citizenship data through administrative records under a bill introduced Monday in the House, marking the latest challenge to an order Trump issued after the Supreme Court nixed his plan to put a citizenship question...

FILE - In this April 1, 2020, file photo, people walk past posters encouraging participation in the 2020 Census in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Just how badly has the new coronavirus impacted life in the U.S.? The U.S. Census Bureau, along with five other federal agencies, will try to answer that question with a new experimental, weekly survey that just got approved earlier this week.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Advocates worry blacks, Hispanics falling behind in census

Jun. 19, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Halfway through the extended effort to count every U.S. resident, civil rights leaders worry that minority communities are falling behind in responding to the 2020 census. With outreach efforts to motivate minority responses upended by a global pandemic, both the National Urban League...

FILE - this April 5, 2020 file photo, shows An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. A federal judge on Thursday, May 21, 2020, agreed to impose financial sanctions against the Trump administration for failing to produce hundreds of documents during litigation over whether a citizenship question could be added to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

'Soft opening' for census door knocking to begin next month

Jun. 12, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Door knocking by census takers at the homes of people who haven't yet responded to the 2020 census is scheduled to start next month with a “soft launch," while a previously postponed count of the homeless will take place in September, U.S. Census Bureau officials said Friday....

Police look for people who did not get off the street after the start of curfew Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in New York, during a protest over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers May 25. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

Jun. 3, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Thousands of protesters on New York City streets after curfew. — Protest in Washington on Tuesday lacking tension of...

Census temporarily closes some field offices due to unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says it has temporarily closed offices in several cities as a precaution as cities grapple with unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. The U.S. Census Bureau would not say Monday which offices have been closed. A spokeswoman...