Latest United States Census News

SC House holds more redistricting meetings as maps delayed

Sep. 26, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House will take online testimony this week about redistricting as it appears the General Assembly won't take up the new maps for U.S. House and state Senate and House districts for several months. The House's redistricting...

Oklahoma governor calls special session for redistricting

Sep. 24, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday called a special session of the Legislature to address redistricting of the state's federal and state legislative districts. Stitt said the session will begin Nov. 15 to draw new district maps for for all 101...

Census ponders producing less granular data in next release

Sep. 24, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

U.S. Census Bureau officials said Friday that they were pondering whether to produce less granular data in the next round of 2020 census data, dealing with housing and family relationships, in a decision that could upset researchers, city planners and others who rely on neighborhood-level...

Census: Rethinking how to count people in dorms, prisons

Sep. 23, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

Following a 2020 census in which the pandemic made access to group housing difficult, Census Bureau officials said Thursday they are going to reassess how they count people living in dorms, prisons and nursing homes in the next head count of every U.S. resident in 2030. ...

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. ...

Report: Births decline in pandemic may have turned corner

Sep. 21, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

While there has been a decline in births in the U.S. during the pandemic, a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests the drop may have turned a corner last March as births started rebounding. The decline in births was most noticeable at the end of...

Republicans move toward quick Indiana redistricting approval

Sep. 20, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans turned aside objections from Democrats as they moved ahead Monday toward speedy approval of proposed new Indiana election district maps that will be used for the next 10 years. The Indiana House elections committee voted 9-4 along party...

Bipartisan redistricting panel starts off with partisan maps

Sep. 20, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A new bipartisan redistricting commission is looking at two sets of distinctly partisan maps as it sets out to draw new boundaries for Virginia's General Assembly districts. Democratic and Republican map drawers on Monday submitted their first...

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...

Southwest Louisiana city could now be considered a town

Sep. 18, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

JEANERETTE, La. (AP) — A city in southwest Louisiana could be losing its city status after population loss in the latest Census. According to the Louisiana Directory of Cities, Towns and Villages, the population must be more than 5,000 to be considered a city. The 2020...