All Things CensusOctober 21, 2010

Final Participation Rate for 2010 Census: 74%

The Census Bureau today released five sets of population estimates for the nation as of April 1–but not from the soon-to-be-released 2010 Census count.

All Things CensusAugust 2, 2010

Other Ways to Conduct a Census

The Wall Street Journal’s “The Numbers Guy” columnist, Carl Bialik, has weighed in on the debate over whether Americans should be required by law to fill in their census forms, and whether there are other ways to take the census.

All Things CensusJuly 6, 2010

Should the American Community Survey Be Voluntary?

What would happen if Americans were not required by law to respond to census surveys?

All Things CensusJune 7, 2010

Census-taking in Europe

Facing similar obstacles of cost and people’s reluctance to participate in national enumerations, some European countries are trying innovative ways to count their populations, according to an article on census-taking in Europe published (in English) by the Institut national d’études démographiques (INED). Among the new methodologies are expanded use of administrative records from municipal population […]

All Things CensusMay 11, 2010

How Many Undocumented Immigrants?

The Census Bureau does not ask U.S. residents for their immigration status when they are counted in the 2010 Census or other population surveys.

All Things CensusMay 4, 2010

Analysis of Low-Responding Census Tracts

A snapshot of the lowest-responding neighborhoods in the 2010 Census shows that more than two-thirds are in cities, and they tend to be more racially or ethnically diverse than higher-responding areas.

All Things CensusApril 29, 2010

Census Response: Role of Replacement Questionnaires

The 2010 Census mail participation rate of 72% has matched the 2000 Census rate, and Census Bureau officials have released data indicating that sending replacement questionnaires to low-responding areas may have played a role.

All Things CensusApril 23, 2010

2010 Census Participation Rate: 72%

It’s official: The 2010 Census mail participation rate has matched the 2000 rate, according to the Census Bureau.

All Things CensusApril 22, 2010

Nine Top Neighborhoods for 2010 Census Participation

A new analysis of 2010 Census participation rates finds that 22% of counties have exceeded their Census 2000 participation rates by at least five percentage points.

All Things CensusApril 21, 2010

2010 Census Participation Rate: 71%