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2020 Census: Here Are the 10 Biggest US Cities

All the cities on this list grew over the past decade

(Newser) - Data from the 2020 census is out, and for the first time, each of the 10 largest US cities have 1 million people or more . Per the Census Bureau , those urban centers all grew from 2010 to last year, and eight of those 10 grew at a faster rate in...

Biggest Population Increase: Multiracial People

Analysts say many who previously ticked only 'white' have changed category

(Newser) - The fastest-growing population group in America ticked more than one box in the race question on the 2020 census. According to census data released Thursday, the number of multiracial Americans, which the Census Bureau refers to as the "Two or More Races population," surged by 276% between 2010...

New York Lost a House Seat by Insanely Small Margin
New Yorkers Get a Lesson
on Returning Census Forms
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New Yorkers Get a Lesson on Returning Census Forms

If only 89 more people had returned 2020 forms, state would not have lost a House seat

(Newser) - New census numbers released Monday show that US population growth has slowed significantly in the last decade. The numbers also confirm that the population continues to shift to the West and the South and away from the Northeast and the Midwest, notes Intelligencer . A look at some of the other...

Census Bureau Chief Quits Amid Heavy Criticism

Dems accuse Dillingham of politicizing the census

(Newser) - Facing criticism over efforts to produce citizenship data to comply with an order from President Trump, US Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham said Monday that he plans to resign with the change in presidential administrations. Dillingham, whose term doesn't expire until the end of 2021, said in a statement...

White House Takes Census Fight to Supreme Court

Trump administration asks high court to let it stop the 2020 count

(Newser) - The ongoing census battle has reached the highest court in the land. After a federal judge ordered the 2020 census to continue through the end of October and a US appeals court on Wednesday refused to reverse that ruling, the Trump administration that same day filed an emergency request with...

Judge Stops Census From Finishing Early

Federal judge says count must go on

(Newser) - A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and ordered the once-a-decade head count of every US resident to continue for another month through the end of October, saying a shortened schedule likely would produce inaccurate results. US District Judge Lucy Koh in...

This May Be a Demographic 'Shock' to Boomers

Those under age 40 now outnumber their older generations

(Newser) - Sorry, boomers. Millennials and their younger siblings and children now make up a majority of the US population, per the AP . A new analysis by the Brookings Institution shows that 50.7% of US residents were under age 40, as of July 2019. Brookings' analysis of population estimates released this...

Census Cuts Itself Short, Many Fear 'Massive Undercount'

Census Bureau reportedly ending door-knocking efforts earlier than expected amid WH pressure

(Newser) - About 40% of US homes haven't responded to census questionnaires for this year's mandated count, so the Census Bureau has started sending out door knockers. But those efforts may be cut short, amid an apparent push by the bureau to wrap things up much earlier than expected—a...

Trump Takes Another Shot at Restricting Census Count
Trump Makes Another
Big Census Move

Trump Makes Another Big Census Move

Orders undocumented immigrants to be excluded when determining congressional representation

(Newser) - President Trump, apparently undaunted by the failure of last year's effort to add a citizenship question to the census, is taking another shot at narrowing its definition of "persons." In a memo issued Tuesday, Trump called for undocumented immigrants to be excluded from the count when determining...

Displacement During Pandemic Is Complicating the Count

Plans after the outbreak affect answer on census form

(Newser) - It's not meant to be a trick question, but many filling out their 2020 US census form struggle to answer: How many people were staying at your home on April 1? The pandemic has fostered sudden dislocation, making a typically easy question confusing, the AP reports. Some people living...

Census Day Is Here
Census Day Is Here

Census Day Is Here

Bureau says it is 'laser-focused' on completing count

(Newser) - Census Day—the date used to reference where a person lives for the once-a-decade count—arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. The virus' spread has forced the US Census Bureau...

Census Wants to Know: Who Is 'Person 1' in House?

The AP points out possibility for odd conversations

(Newser) - The 2020 census will not have a controversial citizenship question . But as the AP points out, it will have one with the potential to cause awkward—or maybe funny—conversations. Who is "Person 1" in the household? The form itself tries to go about it in the least controversial...

Expecting a 'Full' Census in Your State? Uh, About That

The once-in-a-decade count begins in January

(Newser) - With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau's chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census, the AP reports. Five states—Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas—...

These Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Cities in US

There are two lists, and Frisco, Texas, makes it on both

(Newser) - The US Census Bureau is out with new population estimates for cities and towns, and those estimates reveal that most of the fastest-growing cities are in the South and West. The bureau looks at places with populations of 50,000 or more and breaks down growth in two ways, by...

Controversial Change Is Coming to 2020 Census

It will ask about citizenship for first time since 1950

(Newser) - Advocates say the change is simple common sense—but critics say it doesn't make a lot of sense to hold a census that won't accurately count the population. The Commerce Department has confirmed that the 2020 census will include a question about citizenship, a move that opponents warn...

Comey Wasn't Most Important Government Loss This Week
Comey Wasn't Most Important
Government Loss This Week
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Comey Wasn't Most Important Government Loss This Week

John Thompson, director of the US Census Bureau, resigned Tuesday

(Newser) - The federal government learned it was losing an important figure this week. No, not James Comey, but the director of the US Census Bureau. The resignation announcement of John Thompson was overshadowed by Comey's firing, but Wired argues there's good reason to care about it. A former Census...

How Millennials Differ From Other Generations
How Millennials Differ
From Other Generations
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How Millennials Differ From Other Generations

Census Bureau looks at jobs, marriage, housing over last 40 years for 18-34 set

(Newser) - It seems to be a rite of passage that "young adults" in the US (classified as those between the ages of 18 and 34, per the US Census Bureau) take a bit of guff from the generations that preceded them. Millennials, ID'd by Pew Research as those born...

Census Gun Suspect Was Due in Court on Birthday

Ronald Anderson was charged in February with beating his girlfriend

(Newser) - The complicated story is filling in around yesterday's kidnapping-shooting at the Census Bureau in DC that left a security guard dead. The shooter has been identified as Ronald Anderson, and police say the woman he kidnapped was his girlfriend. Two months ago, Anderson was charged with assault for allegedly...

DC Suspect Captured After Census Guard Killed

Alleged kidnapper shot after car chase

(Newser) - A security guard at the Census Bureau is dead and an injured suspect is in custody after a dramatic series of events that police say started with an alleged kidnapping. DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a guard at bureau headquarters in Suitland, Md., was shot several times when he...

1 in 4 Americans Lives Alone
 1 in 4 Americans Lives Alone 
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1 in 4 Americans Lives Alone

Census Bureau issues new report

(Newser) - In 1970, roughly one in every six Americans lived alone. That number now stands at slightly more than every one in four, according to a new Census Bureau report out yesterday. Some 27.5% of American households are solo households, reports USA Today , which notes that the figure stood at...

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