February 10, 2020
West Virginia, Mississippi and Kentucky rely the most on census population counts for federal funding, according to a George Washington University study. That’s because they have more high-poverty and rural areas that tend to get the most funding.
January 24, 2020
As the political stakes become clearer, more states are trying to motivate residents to participate in the 2020 census this spring.
January 22, 2020
New Jersey became the seventh state that will use prisoners’ home addresses rather than the places where they are incarcerated to draw legislative districts when Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law Tuesday.
November 18, 2019
In this colonia near the Mexico border, an area of sometimes makeshift housing south of Edinburg, neighborhood residents are learning when to, and when not to, speak up to authorities when you’re living in the country illegally.
September 27, 2019
Despite having more welcoming policies for immigrants, blue states that once led immigration growth saw some of the steepest decreases in immigrant population last year. The red states of Florida and Texas had the biggest increases, along with Washington state.
June 28, 2019
Areas like Dennis Baxley’s district, home to the sprawling The Villages retirement community south of Gainesville, could get more in-state political power if Florida decides to use voting-age citizens as the basis for drawing districts, rather than total population, including children and immigrants who aren’t citizens.
June 12, 2019
As the Supreme Court considers a challenge to a citizenship question in the 2020 census, the U.S. Census Bureau will start testing the question’s effect on participation this week.
May 31, 2019
Nevada and Washington have joined the list of states opting to count state prisoners at their former homes rather than where they are imprisoned. Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a Nevada bill May 29 and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a similar bill earlier in May. Both are Democrats.
May 8, 2019
Around the country, state efforts to widen ballot access and Trump-era political passion spurred more voters to the polls in November than the last midterm elections in 2014. Nationally, 53% of the citizen voting-age population voted in 2018, a 12-point bump from the previous midterms, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
April 24, 2019
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an executive order to create a commission to encourage participation in the 2020 census.
April 24, 2019
An influx of immigrants prevented or significantly softened population loss last year in more than 1 in 5 U.S. counties, including the one where Erie is located, according to a Stateline analysis of new census figures. Immigration either prevented population decline or cut it by at least 10% in those areas.
April 8, 2019
In the past two years, anti-Muslim violence and the Trump administration’s restrictions on travel from some Muslim-majority countries have renewed those fears and tensions — and created new challenges for community organizations trying to get people to participate in the 2020 census.
February 13, 2019
Young renters challenge states and cities looking to maximize 2020 census counts.
January 31, 2019
States fight for funds and political power in next year’s census.
January 2, 2019
Census change could diminish the power of Republican, mostly white rural electoral districts.
December 12, 2018
Cities losing residents can increase income with high-tech, energy and education jobs.
November 26, 2018
Low-wage jobs catering to tourists and retirees proliferated after the recession.
October 26, 2018
Some states have largely left outreach efforts to city and local officials.