Release of 2020 census data starts countdown to congressional redistricting

Aug 12, 2021
Redrawing congressional maps is an expensive process — one that will shape U.S. politics for the next 10 years.
People gathered at the Supreme Court in June 2019 as decisions on census questions were handed down. The Census Bureau released its first local data Thursday.
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U.S. Census to release first local data from 2020 survey

Aug 12, 2021
These numbers have major political and economic implications.
The U.S. Census logo appears on census materials received in the mail as seen on March 19, 2020 in San Anselmo, California.
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Slow U.S. population growth stiffens economic headwinds

Apr 27, 2021
Retirees are living longer, the working-age population is shrinking and birthrates are down in the U.S.
New census data suggests a looming labor shortage. Companies may respond by employing older workers or substituting technology for people.
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What does a census undercount mean for state and local governments?

Those most in need of federal funding could be left out of the census count.
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U.S. unemployment rate falls to 8.4% even as hiring slows

Employers added 1.4 million jobs, but that's the fewest since the pandemic began.
A lot of people who were on temporary furlough actually got their jobs back, including those in the retail sector.
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Is it too late to fill out your 2020 census?

Jun 2, 2020
You now have until mid-August to respond to the census if you haven't yet.
The federal government will use census data to distribute almost a trillion dollars in grants and loans.
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Tracing the history of the census, at a time when 2020 operations are suspended

The 2020 census was planning to deploy up to 500,000 census takers to follow up with households that didn't respond online or by mail.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it has suspended census field operations for now over concerns of the census workers and their public interactions amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
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Using familiar faces could eventually open Detroit’s doors for census takers

Mar 25, 2020
The bureau is using workers people know or can identify with for house calls.
Detroit has a large Muslim population, and some imams have been stressing just how much federal funding depends on them taking the census. Above, a billboard advertising the 2020 Census in Arabic.
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Congressional Black Caucus seeks to boost participation in U.S. census

Jul 24, 2019
African American participation in the upcoming census is a topic of concern for some legislators.
Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, speaks about a lawsuit filed against the Federal Government concerning the threat that the 2020 Census will undercount members of the African American community and other minorities across the nation, at the National Press Club on March 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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What does a citizenship question mean for census data and dollars?

Apr 23, 2019
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether the 2020 census should include a citizenship question.
Demonstrators rally at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on April 23, 2019, to protest a proposal to add a citizenship question in the 2020 Census.
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