Jul. 6, 2010

Should the American Community Survey Be Voluntary?

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

Jun. 29, 2010

Census 2010: Non-response Follow-up Wrapping Up

In a posting on his blog, Census Bureau Director Robert Groves says that census-takers are nearly done with knocking on doors of households from which 2010 Census forms were not received.

Jun. 25, 2010

Census Data on Childless Women

A new report on childless women from the Pew Research Center uses data from the Current Population Survey to track recent trends and describe this group’s demographic characteristics.

Jun. 22, 2010

New City Population Estimates from the Census Bureau

The Census Bureau today released 2009 population estimates for cities, villages, boroughs and minor civil divisions that will be the last such numbers published for these incorporated places before the 2010 Census results are available. Here is the Associated Press take on these estimates, and here is a first look from USA Today. The themes […]

Jun. 16, 2010

New Census Population and Housing Estimates

The Census Bureau is clearing its data cupboard to make room for results of the 2010 Census. Today, the bureau released 2009 state and county housing unit estimates, the last ones before decennial results are compiled. Last week, the bureau released population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin for the nation, states and […]

Jun. 2, 2010

Census and Prisoners: More Action

The Delaware House of Representatives passed a bill this week that would count prisoners at their home addresses, not the places where they are incarcerated, for purposes of redistricting after the 2010 Census.

May. 26, 2010

Recent Research about Census Topics

How do respondents’ answers to a Census Bureau question about their race vary depending on the type of question asked?

May. 24, 2010

Books about the U.S. Census

For general readers who want to dig further into how the decennial Census has changed over the years, here is a short list of selected books that explore its past.

May. 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.

May. 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.