U.S. Census

Opinion

Opinion: Making Sense of 2020 U.S. Census Report

A startling figure emerged recently: 567 percent. According to the latest U.S. Census report, between 2010 and 2020 the number of people of Hispanic/Latino origin identifying with multiple races increased from 3 million to 20.3 million, or 567 percent. Why? One reason could be a key census change, in which respondents were allowed more options

Population Changes

Multiracial boom reflects US racial, ethnic complexity

For the 2010 Census, René D. Flores, a Mexican American college professor, marked his race as “white.” Since then, a genealogy test revealed he has 43% Native American ancestry. He is among millions more people who now identify as having two or more races, or being multiracial. “I hesitated before because I did not have

National

Census: 1 in 5 dorms, prisons had no data at end of US count

By the end of the U.S. head count last year, the Census Bureau had no data for almost a fifth of the nation’s occupied college dorms, nursing homes and prisons, requiring the statistical agency to make eleventh-hour calls to facilities in an effort to collect information or use a last-resort statistical method to fill in

Elections

In new Electoral College map, shifting battleground dynamics

The 2020 census is shifting states’ clout in presidential politics. And while the changes won’t upend the parties’ basic strategies for securing the votes needed to win the White House, they do hint at new paths emerging. The 2020 census population counts announced this week will result in 13 states seeing a change in their

Population Changes

Fear, lack of funding hurt census in Sun Belt, advocates say

According to the new census, the booming Sun Belt isn’t booming quite like the experts thought. Population counts released Monday came as a shock to many demographers and politicians who expected to see growth that could add numerous congressional seats to a region that’s apparently been gaining people rapidly all decade. Instead, the census found

Population Changes

Arizona fails to add seat in US House after 2020 census

Arizona was among the fastest-growing states during the last decade, but its population of 7.1 million was not enough to give it a 10th congressional seat. U.S. Census Bureau data released Monday shows Arizona will continue to have nine congressional seats. It also will be unable to add a 12th presidential electoral vote as some

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