Census Likely Miscounted the Population of 14 States, a Review Finds

A survey indicated that census takers in 2020 undercounted the number of people in six states, mostly in the South, and overcounted in eight others. Covid is among many possible reasons.

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Many 2020 Census Details Will Be Delayed Until 2023

The most contentious census in memory will also be the slowest to release detailed statistics for businesses and governments to use. Blame it (partly) on the pandemic.

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The Census Faces Privacy Concerns

Technology advances forced the Census Bureau to use sweeping measures to ensure privacy for respondents. The ensuing debate goes to the heart of what a census is.

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For the New Census Bureau Director, the Challenge of the Decade

Robert L. Santos, a career statistician, heads an agency in recovery from a tumultuous 2020 census. In an interview, he talks about making the 2030 count better.

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How to Find Newly Released Census Records From 1950

It is now easy to access information on individuals from that census, but beware of misspelled names.

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Seven Decades Later, the 1950 Census Bares Its Secrets

Federal law kept the answers on millions of census forms secret for 72 years. The forms go online on Friday, a bonanza for historians, genealogists and the merely curious.

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Cities Lost Population in 2021, Leading to the Slowest Year of Growth in U.S. History

Although some of the fastest growing regions in the country continued to grow, the gains were nearly erased by stark losses in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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How U.S. Census Data May Be Changing

Some experts are arguing that it’s time for the census to aggressively make use of government data and other sources to augment its own decennial count.

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2020 Census Undercounted U.S. Population by Nearly 19 Million

The Census Bureau said it had undercounted Black, Latino and Indigenous people and overcounted white and Asian Americans.

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Vacant Homes Everywhere

Census surveys reveal U.S. vacancy rates, but applying the data to a home search or to social issues is complex.

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Census Memo Cites ‘Unprecedented’ Meddling by Trump Administration

Newly released documents show that top career officials at the Census Bureau had drafted a list of complaints about political interference in the 2020 count.

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Are Vaccine Polls Flawed?

Researchers say that two large surveys aren’t representative.

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Robert Santos Confirmed as First Latino to Lead Census Bureau

The confirmation on Thursday brings a permanent head to the agency after a turbulent period under the Trump administration.

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Long Island City is Home to N.Y.C’s Growing Asian Population

In a corner of Queens, a fivefold increase in Asian residents since 2010 is transforming the area’s restaurants, housing and politics.

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Long Island City is Home to N.Y.C’s Fastest Growing Asian Population

In a corner of Queens, a fivefold increase in Asian residents since 2010 is transforming the area’s restaurants, housing and politics.

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Poverty in the U.S. Declined Thanks to Government Aid, Census Report Shows

Taking into account government benefits, a smaller share of the population was living in poverty in 2020 even as the pandemic eliminated millions of jobs.

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An Ill-Starred 2020 Census Gets a Cautious Thumbs-Up

Pandemic, hurricanes, fires and politics seemed a recipe for an inaccurate count. But a preliminary check found no clear sign of lapses.

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What the ‘Majority Minority’ Shift Really Means for America

The census should collect data about race. But we should stop obsessing over it.

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How a Remote Town in Texas Became One of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities

Known for its German roots and its world-famous water park, New Braunfels, Texas, in the thriving corridor between San Antonio and Austin, grew 56 percent over the past decade.

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Who Has the Cure for America’s Declining Population? Canada.

Let states bring in workers from around the world, based on their labor needs.

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Why the Census Reported an Increase in Multiracial Americans

Families across the country have grown more diverse. A design change in the census form also allowed the government to report people’s identity in greater detail.

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Stimulus Checks Substantially Reduced Hardship, Study Shows

Researchers found that sharp declines in food shortages, financial instability and anxiety coincided with the two most recent rounds of payments.

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The World Might Be Running Low on Americans

Welcoming more immigrants is the best way to reverse America’s demographic decline.

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We Need Lots More Americans. The World Is Ready to Provide Them.

Welcoming more immigrants is the best way to reverse America’s demographic decline.

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Why New York State’s Population Growth Surprised Experts

The details of how and where the census counts can make a big difference.

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Did the 2020 Census Undercount the Hispanic Population?

Officials from both parties say the census numbers released this week raise questions about the totals, with Democrats contending that the Hispanic population was undercounted.

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Census (Barely) Leads to a Congressional Loss for New York

Even so, the state’s congressional delegation remains powerful, and redistricting could help preserve a Democratic majority in the U.S. House.

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New York Loses House Seat After Coming Up 89 People Short on Census

New population figures released on Monday confirmed that after the latest census, New York would lose a congressional seat, but only by the narrowest of margins.

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A New Delay for Census Numbers Could Scramble Congressional Elections

Census data needed for legislative districts won’t be ready until September. Could that alter the balance of power in the House?

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The Gerrymander Battles Loom, as G.O.P. Looks to Press Its Advantage

With new census results coming, Republicans control redistricting in key states, while Democrats prepare for legal challenges and look to redraw some maps of their own.

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People of Color Face the Most Pandemic Housing Insecurity

Census Bureau data show how households have struggled to stay current on rent and mortgage payments during the pandemic.

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Flaws in Census Count Imperil Trump Plan to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants

More problems arise as the Census Bureau rushes to compile information needed for apportionment before Mr. Trump leaves office.

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A Census Case That Goes to the Heart of American Democracy

For two centuries, census totals used to apportion Congress have included all residents of the country. The Supreme Court on Monday heard the Trump administration’s argument for limiting the count to citizens.

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Census Officials Say They Can’t Meet Trump’s Deadline for Population Count

Officials have concluded the Census Bureau won’t have data on time to carry out the administration’s goal of stripping unauthorized immigrants from population totals for apportionment.

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Surprising Census Results in N.Y.C.

The self-response rate was higher than predicted, equaling the 2010 count despite what the mayor called “so many more challenges in the way.” 

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The Census, the Supreme Court and Why the Count Is Stopping Early

The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to stop the 2020 count. Here’s what that means for the census.

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The Census, the Supreme Court and Why the Count Is Stopping Early: Explained

The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to stop the 2020 count. Here’s what that means for the census.

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Census Count Can Be Cut Short, Supreme Court Rules

After extending the deadline to complete field work in light of the pandemic, the Trump administration reversed course. Critics saw a political motive.

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Two Huge Questions Loom as 2020 Census Winds Down

The most contentious census count in memory is nearing an end with questions remaining about the accuracy of its numbers and how they will be used in congressional reapportionment.

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Federal Judge Bars Trump Administration From Ending Census Early

The ruling says the census, which was delayed for months because of the coronavirus, needs more time to get an accurate count.

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U.S. Poverty Hit a Record Low Before the Pandemic Recession

The share of Americans in poverty in 2019 declined and median incomes were the highest on record, a Census Bureau report showed.

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Why Does Trump Want an Inaccurate Census?

Congress must extend the deadline for the count.

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Selling the Census Last Minute, With Cowboys and Sudoku

Worried that people won’t be counted, community groups and local governments are spending big to get the word out. “It’s an absolute panic,” one executive said.

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Federal Judge Blocks, For Now, Further Winding Down of the 2020 Census

The Census Bureau had begun ending its count in places where it considered its job done. But a lawsuit claims that stopping now will result in a flawed count.

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As Census Count Resumes, Doubts About Accuracy Continue to Grow

Officials project optimism. But a chorus of experts says the pandemic and politics could lead to a deeply flawed count.

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In California, It Will Take More Than a Parade to Save an Imperiled Census

Many Latinos in low-income communities say they are hearing a message about the 2020 census: Your participation is not wanted.

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Why an Accurate Census Is So Important

The Census Bureau’s move to cut its collection period short by one month in the midst of an already challenging pandemic has unnerved pollsters.

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At the Census Bureau, a Technical Memo Raises Alarms Over Politics

A directive orders experts to find ways to tally undocumented residents. Some fear the end result will be a skewed allotment of seats in the House of Representatives.

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An Incomplete Census Hurts Everyone. Even Trump.

The president doesn’t realize his supporters will lose out too if the count is brought to an early close.

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After Census Bureau Announces Early End to Its Count, Fears of a Skewed Tally Rise

With 60 million households still uncounted, the bureau said it would wrap up the survey a month early. Critics called it a bald move to politicize the count in favor of Republicans.

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