Dec. 20, 2010

Census 2010: Apportionment Basics

The first numbers from the 2010 Census, to be released tomorrow, are the state population totals that have been the basis of the proportional division of seats in the House of Representatives since the nation’s early days

Dec. 18, 2010

Evaluating How Census 2010 Reached Hard-to-Count Groups

The Census Bureau did a better job in 2010 than it had in 2000 reaching out to “hard-to-count” groups, such as minorities and renters, who are more likely to be missed by census-takers than other Americans.

Dec. 17, 2010

Cell Phone Challenge for the Census

A newly released Government Accountability Office review of Census Bureau follow-up efforts to reduce errors in the 2010 Census raises an issue that is familiar to survey researchers: The problem of reaching the growing share of Americans who only have cell phones and not landlines.

Dec. 15, 2010

GAO: 2010 Census Operations Successful, But Fundamental Design Needs Reform

A few days before the Census Bureau is scheduled to release the first population totals from the 2010 Census, the Government Accountability Office published three reports evaluating key operations of the decennial count.

Dec. 13, 2010

Census 2010: The first numbers come out Dec. 21

The Census Bureau announced today that the first numbers from the 2010 Census will be released on Tuesday, Dec. 21.

Dec. 6, 2010

The 2010 U.S. Population Is…

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.

Oct. 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.

Sep. 29, 2010

Using Census Data to Document Economic Distress

The Census Bureau just released its 2009 American Community Survey statistics, and included some additional analysis to address public interest in using the data to document the impact of the economic downturn.

Aug. 17, 2010

Recent Reading about Census Topics

The Wall Street Journal’s Numbers Guy columnist, Carl Bialik, recently wrote a print column and blog posting about the limited amount of information available on the size of religious populations in the U.S. The Census Bureau is barred from asking about religious affiliation, but dozens of other countries do so in their own headcounts. The […]

Aug. 4, 2010

New York Prisoners and the Census

New York legislators have passed a bill that would count prisoners at their home addresses, not those where they are incarcerated, for purposes of redrawing state and local legislative districts using data from the 2010 Census next year.