Census undercount of Black, brown communities could ripple through economy

Apr 6, 2022
The bureau thinks it missed 3% of African Americans, 5% of Hispanics and 6% of Alaska Natives and Native Americans living on reservations.
The undercount of communities of color can influence political redistricting and the distribution of federal dollars.
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Government support credited with decline in poverty in 2020

Sep 14, 2021
The Census Bureau's supplemental poverty measure showed a big decline from 2019, despite a year of pandemic-induced economic disruption.
Pandemic relief helped more Americans stay out of poverty in 2020, but future poverty rates depend on what happens with the pandemic economy.
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LGBT community hit hard by economic impact of the pandemic

Aug 13, 2021
The recent Census household Pulse survey found LGBT people were almost twice as likely to be experiencing food insecurity as other Americans.
LGBT adults reported living in households with higher rates of food and economic insecurity, per new U.S. Census data.
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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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How COVID-19 could affect census funding

Sep 9, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has particularly affected the counting of people living in group settings, like college towns.
Harvard University students moving out of their dorms back in March.
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Census data shows fewer seniors are living alone

Dec 19, 2019
There's hasn't been in increase in seniors in nursing homes, either.
Less Americans are living in nursing homes.
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New census data shows inequality continues to grow in the U.S.

Sep 26, 2019
Top earners took a bigger slice of the income pie, while everyone else's slices shrank.
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As farmers age, they face the challenge of finding successors to take over

May 21, 2019
Farmers across America are getting older and weighing the fate of their farms.
Alan Haight, 62, prunes apple trees at Riverhill Farm in Nevada City.
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The fastest—and slowest—growing counties in the U.S.

Apr 19, 2019
Counties in Texas, North Dakota and Florida are experiencing a high rate of population growth.
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Can technology make the census more accurate?

Oct 31, 2017
The census influences how hundreds of billions of dollars are spent. Will reaching out online improve the response rate?
Forms for Census 2010 are displayed during an event April 1, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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