Feb. 22, 2011

Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood?

People who turn to the Census Bureau’s latest data release in an effort to answer Sesame Street’s musical query may, in some cases, be puzzled by what they find.

Feb. 18, 2011

2010 Census: Recent Resources

The Government Accountability Office, which had included the 2010 Census on its list of high-risk activities, updated that list this month.

Feb. 3, 2011

First Detailed Race Data for States from 2010 Census

The Census Bureau began a gigantic release of 2010 Census data today, publishing detailed race, Hispanic and population totals down to the block level for Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia.

Jan. 12, 2011

State Population Estimates and Census 2010 Counts: Did They Match?

How well did the Census Bureau’s population estimates for the first decade of the 21st century match the actual counts from the 2010 Census?

Jan. 11, 2011

Census 2010: The Last Seat in Congress

A decade ago, the apportionment counts from the 2000 Census showed that North Carolina was the luckiest state in the country.

Jan. 7, 2011

Report: Hispanics Played Key Role in Census 2010 Growth

When the Census Bureau announced the first population totals from the 2010 Census for the nation (308.7 million) and for states on Dec. 21, the numbers did not include ethnic or race breakdowns.

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.