Latest 2010 United States Census News

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

Advance Media New York. September 22, 2021. Editorial: NY independent redistricting is an epic flop New York’s first attempt at independent redistricting was an epic failure, and there is absolutely no joy in saying we told you so. ...

SC Senate sets criteria; asks for public redistricting maps

Sep. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Senators are asking the public to submit proposed maps on new districts in South Carolina based on the 2020 U.S. Census as a special House committee wraps up a series of public meetings on redistricting across the state. Lawmakers are using the...

Redistricting panel releases competing NY political maps

Sep. 15, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on an independent commission tasked with drawing new political maps instead drew criticism Wednesday when they failed to agree on what they should look like and released competing versions. The state’s loss of a...

Arizona redistricting panel OK's starting-point grid map

Sep. 14, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona commission charged with redrawing maps for congressional and legislative districts every decade approved its basic starting-point grid maps Tuesday, kicking off a months-long process with huge political implications where the boundaries will be heavily tweaked...

Census: Relief programs staved off hardship in COVID crash

Sep. 14, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Massive government relief passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic moved millions of Americans out of poverty last year, even as the official poverty rate increased slightly, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The official poverty measure rose 1...

Census experts find no political influence in state totals

Sep. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

Outside experts found no evidence of political interference in the state-by-state population totals from the 2020 census used for divvying up congressional seats, but their limited review didn't include demographic data or places smaller than states, according to a task force report released...

Redistricting session set for Oct. 5; court OKs more time

Sep. 14, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday set a special legislative session for Oct. 5 to approve redrawn legislative and congressional district maps, and the chief justice of the state Supreme Court signed an order giving lawmakers extra time to complete their task. ...

SC House redistricting committee to crisscross state

Sep. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A special House committee working on drawing new districts based on the 2020 U.S. Census is crisscrossing South Carolina this week. The House ad-hoc committee will hold four meetings, traveling from Rock Hill to Greenville to North Charleston and...

House committee joins SC redistricting debate with meetings

Sep. 05, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A group of South Carolina House members will start their work on redistricting in the coming week. The House ad-hoc committee holds its first public meetings in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday and Florence on Thursday. The committee has five...

Oil boom remakes N. Dakota county with fastest growth in US

Sep. 05, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — First came the roughnecks and other oil field workers, almost all men. Lured by steady wages as the nation climbed out of the Great Recession, they filled McKenzie County’s few motel rooms, then began sleeping in cars, tents, trailers —...