May. 6, 2011

The Latest News from Census 2010

The Census Bureau is releasing demographic profiles from the 2010 Census this month, and here is a look at the first round of news stories from the data, which focused on young people, older Americans, the national origin of Hispanics and changes in household size.

May. 4, 2011

Imputation: Adding People to the Census

When census-takers can’t reach anyone at a particular address or obtain information about occupants in other ways, they sometimes use a last-resort statistical technique called “imputation” to fill in missing data.

Apr. 26, 2011

Census Data on Hispanic Voters

Latinos represent 16.3% of the U.S. population, but were only 7% of the voters in last November’s elections, according to a report based on census data that was released today by the Pew Hispanic Center.

Apr. 25, 2011

Other Sources of Census Data

Census 2010 datasets are finding a second home on the websites of think tanks, state data centers and advocacy groups that have repackaged the numbers in easy-to-use look-up formats.

Apr. 22, 2011

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.

Apr. 15, 2011

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.

Apr. 6, 2011

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.

Apr. 5, 2011

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.

Mar. 30, 2011

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.

Mar. 25, 2011

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.