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: The Database That Could
As the 2010 Census lifts off, the Census Bureau is drawing attention to a complex database that will be a key element of its campaign to achieve a complete and accurate count of the U.S. population.
Updated Data on U.S. Immigrants and Hispanics
The Pew Hispanic Center today updated its statistical profiles of the nation’s 38 million foreign-born residents, and nearly 47 million Hispanics.
Race and the Census: The "Negro" Controversy
The topic of racial identification on census forms has a long, fascinating history, which has generated fresh debate as the 2010 Census begins.
Survey about Census Attitudes
This year the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press is conducting a series of studies about the public’s knowledge and attitudes about the 2010 U.S. Census.
Women, Men and Marriage
Our new report uses four decades of U.S. Census data to delve into historic gender role reversals in the spousal characteristics and economic benefits of marriage.
Women, Men and the New Economics of Marriage
In the past, when relatively few wives worked, marriage enhanced the economic status of women more than that of men. Recently, however, the economic gains associated with marriage have been greater for men.
All Things Census: Day One
Welcome to All Things Census, a gathering place for postings about census methodology, findings and resources.
Who Moves? Who Stays Put? Where’s Home?
Most Americans have moved to a new community at least once in their lives, although a notable number — nearly four-in-ten — have never left the place in which they were born.
U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050
If current trends continue, the population of the United States will rise to 438 million in 2050, from 296 million in 2005, and 82% of the increase will be due to immigrants arriving from 2005 to 2050 and their U.S.-born descendants.