Portrait of D’Vera CohnD’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.

Mar 30, 2011

How Many Hispanics? More Than Expected

The Pew Hispanic Center released an updated analysis today that compares Hispanic population counts in the 2010 Census with the Census Bureau’s own population estimates.

Mar 25, 2011

2010 Census: Hispanic Population More Than Doubles in Nine States

The nation’s Hispanic population rose to 50.5 million in the 2010 Census, and increased by 43% over the decade.

Mar 24, 2011

Census 2010 Counts 50,477,594 Hispanics

The Census Bureau has just released 2010 Census population figures for race groups and Hispanics, culminating state-by-state releases that began last month. Later today, the Pew Hispanic Center will release a short analysis of trends in growth and dispersion of the nation’s Latino population.  

Mar 15, 2011

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.

Feb 28, 2011

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 […]

Feb 24, 2011

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.

Feb 22, 2011

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.

Feb 18, 2011

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.

Feb 17, 2011

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.

Feb 7, 2011

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.”