U.S. Census

Trump Census Plan Might Leave Out Some Legal Residents

Many U.S. citizens who live in rural or tribal areas lack a paper trail.

'Perfect Storm' Threatens 'Major Institutional Defeat' for the Census, Top Watchdog Says

The decennial count is ahead of schedule overall, but a condensed schedule and hiring shortfalls are creating significant risks.

Condensed Schedule and Staff Not Showing Up to Work Have Put the Census at Risk

Census has just a month to complete its count and the Government Accountability Office says it still faces significant challenges in collecting accurate data.

This Rural Town Swelled With Immigrants. But Will the Census Count Them?

“They’ve saved our community,” Milan, Minnesota's mayor says about a group of people from the Federated States of Micronesia now living in his small town.

Cities and Counties Join Lawsuit Challenging Shortened Census Timeline

The Trump administration earlier this month walked back plans to extend the count due to the coronavirus.

Census Bureau Says It Will Stop the Count A Month Early

Because of complications caused by the pandemic this spring, the Census Bureau had planned to keep counting people until Oct. 31.

Hoping to Spur Participation, City Unleashes the Census Cowboy

The "census cowboy" will ride on horseback to 10 neighborhoods in Chicago with the lowest participation rates in the federal census, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said this week.

Census Workers to Resume In-Person Visits to Boost Response Rate

About 40% of households have not yet responded to the 2020 census survey and the bureau estimates workers may have to visit 56 million households to follow up.

Coronavirus Outbreak Shifts Census Outreach Strategies

On Census Day, April 1, about 38% of households have responded to the decennial questionnaire, a lower rate than at this point in 2010.

Census Bureau Adapts to Coronavirus Outbreak

The bureau is postponing some mobile help sessions with the 2020 census questionnaire.

Census Advocates Spread the Word on New Online Forms

March letters will kick off the decennial count.

One-Third of U.S. Residents Suspicious of Census, Survey Finds

As the political stakes become clearer, more states are trying to motivate residents to participate in the census this spring.

One Month Out, Watchdog Warns About Census IT and Cybersecurity Challenges

The Census Bureau this month switched the internet response system that respondents will use to complete the 2020 census questionnaire. The last-minute change worries the Government Accountability Office.

Rural and Poorest States Depend on Census Most

High-poverty and rural areas that tend to get the most federal funding.

Census Gives Opposite Advice to Tornado-Damaged Dayton, Flood-Ravaged Houston

When people are displaced following a natural disaster, where should they be counted for the census? The answer could mean a lot of money down the line for communities trying to rebuild.

The Census Already Started in Alaska. Native Translators Are Working to Prevent Undercount Repeat

Across the country, tribal and non-English speaking communities are creating guidance and messages in a variety of languages to encourage Census 2020 participation.

Red States Push for Last-Minute Census Advantage

Several blue and red states are in danger of losing congressional seats.

From School Outreach to Hip Hop: How Mayors Plan to Boost Census Participation

The 2020 Census count will begin nationally in March and mayors are working to get the message out that every resident needs to be counted.

Census Talk with an Arizona Mayor

Mesa Mayor John Giles is an active participant in his city's census preparation and was an outspoken critic of a proposal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 survey.

U.S. Population Growing Very Slowly, Census Bureau Says

Ten states lost residents in 2019. But despite the country’s population gains slowing to a crawl, some states are attracting more residents, with Idaho and Nevada growing fastest.