December 15, 2010, 11am PST
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that new immigrants have been heading to small towns and suburban areas rather than big cities over the past decade.
December 15, 2010, 5am PST
According to data from the most recent Census, segregation along racial lines has hit an 100-year low in seventy-five percent of U.S. metropolitan areas. Southern and Western cities have showed the most noticeable integration trends.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 27, 2010, 6am PDT
Participation rates for the 2010 Census have been released, and the national average of 74% matches that of the previous Census in 2000.
October 4, 2010, 11am PDT
'Doubling up', when multiple families live under one roof to save money, is nothing new - it increases when economic times are difficult, especially with extended families. However, the Census reports that adults aged 35+ now exceed younger groups.
June 26, 2010, 1pm PDT
William Frey of Brookings Institution analyzes census data from 2008-2009 in a WSJ economics blog that unmistakably shows a reduction of growth within suburban parts of metro areas while the cities in metro areas have increased in population.
May 20, 2010, 2pm PDT
The Census is being collected and urban officials are waiting to see how this decade;s count will affect how federal funding is distributed. <em>Next American City</em> talks with the Brookings Institution's Andrew Reamer about what's at stake.
May 5, 2010, 6am PDT
The Census is going to be wrong, according to this column from <em>The Washington Post</em>. Statistical adjustments help get undercounts closer to reality, but many opponents prevent their use.
May 2, 2010, 7am PDT
<em>GOOD</em> points us to a new project that harnesses the power of citizens to create a census of trees in San Francisco.
April 22, 2010, 1pm PDT
Many New Yorkers who haven't returned their census forms fear that doing so could cost them their apartments.
April 17, 2010, 7am PDT
While a new analysis of census data revealed the importance of immigrants to regions and refuted commonly held beliefs, it revealed a clear preference for high-skilled immigrants which in turn is influencing federal legislation.
The New York Times - U.S.
April 9, 2010, 7am PDT
As residents across the county fill out and return the Census, Richard Florida and colleagues try to nail down what type of people are most likely to participate.
April 3, 2010, 5am PDT
2.5 million workers are set to scour the country in the most complex demographic collection effort to date, reports the Times of India.
March 31, 2010, 1pm PDT
Illegal immigrants in Arizona are wary about the Census, and are planning to avoid enumerators. But other illegal immigrants without the right to vote see the count as their only option for having a positive impact on their communities.
March 30, 2010, 12pm PDT
For small towns, the 50,000 population mark is a sought after goal. That amount makes it easier for towns to qualify for certain federal funding, which is why the small town of Salina, Kansas is trying to make sure its residents fill out the Census.
March 30, 2010, 11am PDT
"Tea Party" activists are leading a campaign featuring elaborate conspiracy theories urging Americans to defy the federal government by declining to return their 2010 Census form.
March 25, 2010, 11am PDT
<em>Urban Omnibus</em> takes a look at a new website that maps out places in the U.S. with low return rates for Census surveys.
March 15, 2010, 8am PDT
At Census time, America's prisoners have typically been counted as residents of the places they are imprisoned. But with nearly 1% of the U.S. population behind bars, where they're counted is counting more to the urban areas they came from.
March 11, 2010, 11am PST
While it's typically states and the federal government that spend most of the money on marketing the decennial census, cities have been taking the lead in 2010.
February 25, 2010, 7am PST
<em>The Brookings Institution</em> lists out the five biggest myths and misconceptions about the Census and the way demographics change in the U.S.
The Brookings Institution
February 24, 2010, 9am PST
Census takers in New York City will face the tough challenge of tracking down people living in often illegally-built and hard to find small rooms and apartments.