Census

December 28, 2009, 8am PST
The Census Bureau released its last estimates before the official 2010 count begins. They have a bearing on the Congressional reapportionment - good news for Texas, while 'less bad than expected' for the Northeast and Midwest, thanks to a recession.
The New York Times - U.S.
December 11, 2009, 6am PST
For the first time in 59 years, the population of Philadelphia increased in 2008, according to revised figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Plan Philly
December 8, 2009, 7am PST
The recession, the housing bust and the rise in immigrant populations are cited as some of the main challenges facing the U.S. Census Bureau as it prepares for its decennial count in April.
The Seattle Times
Feature
November 19, 2009, 9am PST
Transit saw some big ridership increases over the past few years, but maybe not where you'd expect. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the top ten metropolitan areas where transit use has increased the most.
Nate Berg
November 18, 2009, 10am PST
Smaller cities are showing signs of struggle, as the amount of college-educated residents continues to drop. Coupled with the economic recession, smaller cities seems to be taking a harder economic hit than their larger counterparts.
Kansas City Star
November 14, 2009, 9am PST
Undercounting is likely one of the biggest challenges facing the U.S. Census Bureau as it prepares to run its decennial census in April. Certain parts of the country will prove problematic when it comes time to count.
The New Republic
October 14, 2009, 11am PDT
The high amount of foreclosures is expected to make things tougher for Census officials as they prepare for 2010 Census enumeration.
The Associated Press
July 3, 2009, 11am PDT
With the Census Bureau still without a Director and the 2010 Census looming, the count is facing a new threat in the form of right-wing conspiracy theories.
The Progress Report
June 5, 2009, 5am PDT
Collecting Census data can be a daunting task. But in some places, like New York City, just finding the people to survey can be most of the challenge.
NPR
May 15, 2009, 11am PDT
According to the 2000 Census, the City of Lowell, Massachussetts has 105,000 people. Mayor Edward "Bud" Caulfield says they were wrong, and is doing everything he can to make the 2010 numbers accurate.
The Lowell Sun
January 21, 2009, 1pm PST
It's one of those good news-bad news revelations: the housing and job crises are causing more people to stay put. NY's out-migration was the lowest since the Census tracked outflows in 1982. More residents left Florida than arrived, a first.
The New York Times
December 17, 2008, 12pm PST
Although Southern Californian suburbs are more ethnically integrated than ever, the census shows that East LA is 98% Latino--a decline in diversity.
Los Angeles Times
December 12, 2008, 12pm PST
Figures recently released by the Census Bureau offer a glimpse at the pre-existing economic situation that led to the burst of the housing bubble.
The Seattle Times
December 10, 2008, 1pm PST
Many residents can still recount when their neighborhoods were far less ethnically diverse than their are now, which is backed by new census data showing that in most cities, the white population is down.
Los Angeles Times
December 10, 2008, 5am PST
New census data has given some insight on how New York City has been changing in the past eight years or so. Diversity is on the rise, as is the number of children being raised in Manhattan.
The New York Times
August 28, 2008, 7am PDT
New census figures have been released, showing a rise in median household income and more people with health insurance. But experts warn that the figures do not account for the recent slump in the economy.
The Seattle Times
August 11, 2008, 5am PDT
A new census of Muslim congregations is reviving controversies over how many Muslims are in the U.S., how they are counted and why it matters.
USA Today
May 20, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>After forty years in the statistical doldrums, what does Milwaukee make of a sudden, slight increase in population? Local expert and urban enthusiast Dave Steele reports.</p>
The Next American City
March 28, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A new report from the U.S. Census shows that the Sunbelt continues to lead the nation in population growth, with Dallas-Fort Worth showing the greatest gains.</p>
CNN Money
March 27, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Technological issues with the handheld computers to be used in the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 Census have frustrated officials and have them considering a plan to return to the traditional paper and pencil counting method of years past.</p>
CNN
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