Latest 2010 United States Census News

Feds taking first steps toward revising race, ethnic terms

Jun. 16, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

The federal government is taking preliminary steps toward revising racial and ethnic classifications that have not been changed in a quarter century following calls for more accurate categories for how people identify themselves in federal data gathering. The revisions could open the...

Census wants to know how to ask about sexuality and gender

Jun. 11, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 2020 census questionnaire drove Scout crazy. With no direct questions about sexual orientation and gender identity, it made him feel left out of the U.S. head count. Among LGBTQ people, the census only asked about same-sex couples living together, and...

Austin is largest US city to challenge 2020 census numbers

Jun. 01, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

One of the most booming cities in the U.S. over the past decade thinks that it grew even bigger than the U.S. Census Bureau says it did. Austin, Texas, became the largest U.S. city to challenge its 2020 census figures when it filed an appeal with the Census Bureau last week, saying...

Rhode Islanders may have been too excited to fill out census

May. 19, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

Rhode Island's efforts to encourage people to fill out the 2020 census may have worked too well, with the U.S. Census Bureau releasing a survey Thursday showing an overcount that saved a congressional seat. The bureau said residents in eight states were overcounted during the...

Missouri election chief: Redistricting risks election errors

May. 11, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top election official on Wednesday warned that it may be too late to pass new congressional districts for the Aug. 2 primary without causing errors that could undermine confidence in the election. Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said...

Missouri faces more lawsuits over lack of redistricting map

Apr. 27, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — With the state’s Republican-led Legislature still deadlocked on redistricting, Missouri now faces lawsuits in both federal and state court asking the judiciary to intervene and order a new U.S. House map before this summer's primary election. Republican...

A guide to the May 10 primary election in West Virginia

Apr. 26, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Candidates in West Virginia’s May 10 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party’s nominations for the U.S. House or the state Legislature. The overall ballot in the midterm election may be smaller, but the voting landscape changed after the state's...

Experts: Asian population overcount masks community nuances

Apr. 13, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jennifer Chau was astonished last month when the U.S. Census Bureau's report card on how accurately it counted the U.S. population in 2020 showed that Asian people were overcounted by the highest rate of any race or ethnic group. The director of an Asian American...

Detroit is largest city to challenge 2020 census numbers

Apr. 06, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Majority-Black Detroit has become the largest U.S. city to challenge its figures from the 2020 census following a national head count in which the U.S. Census Bureau acknowledges that a higher percentage of African Americans were undercounted than last decade, according to the U.S....

Census: St. George is fastest-growing in U.S. again

Apr. 02, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — St. George and the rest of Washington County have once again ranked as the fastest-growing metro area in America, according to a new report from the U.S. Census. The new report showed the local population growing by nearly 10,000 new residents between July 1...