D’Vera Cohn is a Senior Writer at the Pew Research Center. She was a Washington Post reporter for 21 years, mainly writing about demographics, and was the newspaper’s lead reporter for the 2000 Census. After leaving the newspaper in 2006, she served as a consultant and freelance writer for the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project, Brookings Institution and Population Reference Bureau. She also has advised the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism on demographic topics, and has spoken at national journalism conferences about how reporters can make use of demographic data in stories. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she is a former Nieman Fellow.
Census 2010 Counts of Hispanics Higher Than Expected
A Pew Hispanic Center analysis released today examines differences between Census 2010 counts of Hispanics and the Census Bureau’s population estimates of Hispanics in the 33 states for which detailed statistics have been released so far.
New Zealand Cancels Its Census
New Zealand has canceled its planned 2011 census because of the major earthquake on the nation’s South Island on Feb. 22. The census, which is taken every five years, had been scheduled for March 8. Residents had the option of filling out forms online or on paper. In canceling the census, government officials said it […]
Look It Up: Census 2010 Hispanic Population Counts for States and Counties
As the Census Bureau rolls out the 2010 population counts for Hispanics by state, a new 2010 Census data portal has been launched on the Pew Hispanic Center website.
Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?
People who turn to the Census Bureau’s latest data release in an effort to answer Sesame Street’s musical query may, in some cases, be puzzled by what they find.
2010 Census: Recent Resources
The Government Accountability Office, which had included the 2010 Census on its list of high-risk activities, updated that list this month.
FAQs about Hispanics and Immigrants from the American Community Survey
The Pew Hispanic Center has updated its statistical profile of U.S. Hispanics, using data from the 2009 American Community Survey.
India Census Offers Three Gender Options
India’s 2011 national census, which goes into the field this week, includes not just the usual two gender categories, but for the first time a third one, called “other.”
First Detailed Race Data for States from 2010 Census
The Census Bureau began a gigantic release of 2010 Census data today, publishing detailed race, Hispanic and population totals down to the block level for Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia.
State Population Estimates and Census 2010 Counts: Did They Match?
How well did the Census Bureau’s population estimates for the first decade of the 21st century match the actual counts from the 2010 Census?
Census 2010: The Last Seat in Congress
A decade ago, the apportionment counts from the 2000 Census showed that North Carolina was the luckiest state in the country.