The United States Constitution requires an actual enumeration (census) of every person living in the United States to be taken every 10 years Among other things, the census is used to determine the number of U. S. Representatives each state gets in the House of Representatives. Originally each district represented 30,000 people Signed into law on June 18, 1929, the Permanent Apportionment Act capped House Membership…
Why does the census matter?
It's required by the Constitution. But why do it? Three top answers: Congressional representation, federal funding and local infrastructure planning.
How the U.S. census will change in 2020
The 2020 census "will be unlike any other in our nation's history" and save billions of dollars, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The agency says it will use different innovative tools to get the most accurate and cost effective count. This me
Birth question on census should change
Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 00:04 Sir, – I noticed that the next census will take place in 2021 My experience of the last census was upsetting as an adopted person. There was a question that asked, how many children did you give birth to? However, there was no question that asked, how many children did you adopt? So my adoptive mother could not acknowledge my existence. Yet there I was in Dublin filling out the form detailing my life and birth. Having checked…
Why the 2020 Census is important to Oklahoma
Shortly after the inauguration of the United States’ first president in New York City, the First United States Congress signed the Census Act of 1790.
Citizenship questions are nothing new for the census
Each and every month, the US Census Bureau conducts at least one survey that includes a question about citizenship. In many months, there are a number of surveys with that question, which is usuall…
Why Iowa City is leading a census information campaign
IOWA CITY - The city is hoping to find census volunteers to join its Complete Count Committee and reach people who may not be easily counted during the 2020 census.
Census begins testing effects of proposed citizenship question
The U.S. Census Bureau began sending out test questionnaires to about 480,000 households on Thursday to examine how a question about citizenship could impact response rates. The nine-week study will help officials determine the best way to reach people who may not otherwise respond to the 2020 Census.
What Does the Homeless Census Really Tell Us?
As another camp closes, a trip on the bi-annual Homeless Census
How the census will reach the new urban millennials
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Census Bureau has a problem that some parents of millennials will recognize: These adults often don't call. They don't
Census places AZ in top 10 for growth
PHOENIX — The holidays are a time for family, and although the holidays may be over, Arizona’s family grew by more than 100,000 people last year.
Collier commissioners consider ways to boost census participation
With the 2020 census looming, Collier County leaders are considering a volunteer committee to help encourage residents to participate in the counting effort and make sure the population is accurately represented.
Why the citizenship question on the U.S. Census is right for Montana
As I visit each of Montana’s 56 counties every Congress, I have the privilege of meeting with Montanans from all walks of life.
Census 2020: Here's what you need to know
With the deadline for first responses in Census 2020 looming in mid-April, expect Tulare County to be in the national conversation. Tulare County, in the 2010 census, was among the lowest counted counties in America. That’s a big deal because federal and state assistance hang in the balance for some of the most-disadvantaged …
GUEST COLUMN: Participation in census is critical for area
Census expert shares concerns about next count
GREENWICH - The next national head count, to take place in 2020, will affect the balance of political power in the nation and the fate of billions of dollars "In a nutshell, that's what the census is all about," Terri Ann Lowenthal told the Retired Men's Association of Greenwich Wednesday. She also shared grave concerns about the count upcoming. "I see a confluence of unprecedented factors, most outside of the Census Bureau's control, that threaten to create what I call a perfect storm,"…
The 2020 Census is coming. What you need to know.
Next year, the entire country will be called on to participate in the 2020 census — the U.S.'s largest mission in basic information gathering that
Census citizenship question is constitutional and should be approved
The fat lady has not yet begun to sing. How did we ever get into this predicament where one guy out of some 350 million Americans can singularly control this?
Why the census citizenship question is so important
The people who oppose putting a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census have no idea what a potential mess they are creating. The controversy over the question got a lot more complicated …
Rick McKee editorial cartoon: Census questions
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