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: Household Size Trends
The average size of U.S. households has been declining for decades, but may have grown in recent years, at least in part because of an increase in multi-generational households.
More Quality Indicators from the 2010 Census
In addition to publishing detailed numbers from the 2010 Census, the Census Bureau has been releasing performance indicators from the count.
Family Meals, Cohabitation and Divorce
More than 2,000 demographers, sociologists and others converged on Washington, D.C., last week for the Population Association of America’s annual meeting.
Challenging Your Local Census Count
Now that the 2010 Census numbers have been released for every place in the United States, a number of local officials—including the mayors of New York and Detroit—have announced plans to file administrative challenges to counts that they contend are too low.
Multi-Race Americans and the 2010 Census
When final national race counts from the 2010 Census were released last month, they included more than 9 million Americans who self-identified as belonging to two or more race groups.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]