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. 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.

Feb. 5, 2010

Covering Census 2010: A Workshop for Journalists

Journalists Ron Nixon of the New York Times and Paul Overberg of USA Today presented a workshop for journalists on how to cover the 2010 Census at the Pew Research Center Jan. 21.

Feb. 4, 2010

About That Census 2010 Super Bowl Ad

The Census Bureau’s $2.5 million purchase of a 30-second ad during the third quarter of Sunday’s televised Super Bowl is making news today.

Feb. 3, 2010

Census Advertising: Does It Work?

One of the paid ads that will air during Sunday’s Super Bowl will be promoting the 2010 Census, telling Americans that it’s coming soon and urging them to participate.