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.
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.
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.
Census Response: Role of Replacement Questionnaires
The 2010 Census mail participation rate of 72% has matched the 2000 Census rate, and Census Bureau officials have released data indicating that sending replacement questionnaires to low-responding areas may have played a role.
2010 Census Participation Rate: 72%
It’s official: The 2010 Census mail participation rate has matched the 2000 rate, according to the Census Bureau.
Nine Top Neighborhoods for 2010 Census Participation
A new analysis of 2010 Census participation rates finds that 22% of counties have exceeded their Census 2000 participation rates by at least five percentage points.
2010 Census Participation Rate: 71%
Could Low Trust in Government Hurt the 2010 Census?
Only 22% of Americans say they can trust the government in Washington almost always or most of the time, among the lowest measures in half a century.
High Achieving Areas in the 2010 Census
At least 10% of the nation’s counties have exceeded their 2000 Census mail participation rates by at least five percentage points.
Tea Party Supporters: No 2010 Census Boycott
A New York Times/CBS poll of Tea Party supporters finds that this group “actually are just as likely as Americans as a whole to have returned their census forms, though some conservative leaders have urged a boycott.”