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 24, 2010

Who Are the 2010 Census Skeptics?

Among American adults who say they may not participate in the 2010 Census, 44% are under age 30, according to a new analysis of a Pew Research Center survey on attitudes toward the national headcount.

Mar 16, 2010

Survey: How Many Will Participate in 2010 Census?

As forms for the 2010 U.S. Census arrive in households across the nation this week, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that nearly nine-in-ten Americans (87%) now say they definitely or probably will fill out and return their forms, or have already done so.

Mar 15, 2010

College Students Count in the Census, but Where?

Where should college students be counted in the 2010 Census–at their parents’ home or their school address?

Mar 11, 2010

New Measure of Participation in the 2010 Census

For the 2010 Census, the Census Bureau will use a new real-time metric, called the “mail participation rate,” to report the share of U.S. households-by state, city, county and neighborhood-that send back their completed forms.

Mar 9, 2010

Dollars and Census

A Brookings Institution report released today analyzes in detail the federal money that is distributed to states and localities each year based on results of the once-a-decade census.

Mar 3, 2010

Census History: Counting Hispanics

Despite the long history of Hispanic residents in the United States, there was no systematic effort to count this group separately in the Census until the late 20th century.

Mar 1, 2010

Census 2010: A New Mapping Tool

A recently launched online mapping tool allows users to display and download Census data for states, cities, counties and neighborhoods that indicate how difficult it might be to count the people living in those areas in the 2010 Census.

Feb 26, 2010

Recent Evaluations of 2010 Census Operations

Wide-ranging assessments of 2010 Census operations have recently been published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office and by the U.S. Commerce Department’s inspector general.

Feb 24, 2010

A Demographic Portrait of the Millennial Generation

Overall, Millennials are more racially and ethnically diverse than older generations, more educated, less likely to be working and slower to settle down.

Feb 11, 2010

Counting Prisoners in the 2010 Census

When the Census Bureau counts prisoners, they are tallied at their prison addresses because that is their usual residence under census rules.