2010 Census

April 8, 2010, 5am PDT
How many people live in California? The current count could be off by 1.5 million people, and a lot is riding on the results of the 2010 Census. Josh Stephens talks to planners and state leaders about the flaws in the Census and how they'll shape state policy.
Josh Stephens
March 5, 2010, 6am PST
Cincinnati's Tract 16 is the neighborhood deemed hardest to count in Ohio by census takers. As the Enquirer puts it, "high numbers of abandoned buildings, low literacy rates and urban poverty make it a people-counting quagmire."
Cincinnati Enquirer
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.
The New York Times
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
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
Blog post
July 20, 2009, 7pm PDT

One of the interesting parts of my position at the Boston Metropolitan Area Planning Council over the past year has been working with U.S. Census Bureau surveys and data. Since last September, this work has included preparations to ensure the region is prepared for the 2010 Census.

Mandated by the U.S. Constitution to determine political representation, every planner knows the U.S. Census has become the single most important data source for studying American cities. The U.S. Census Bureau produces dozens of surveys, the Census held once every ten years is by far the most important. Many of the other surveys, as well as countless private sector studies and projections, depend on the decennial census numbers.

Robert Goodspeed
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.
June 3, 2009, 8am PDT
The U.S. Census Bureau is putting marketing messages in soaps and fortune cookies in foreign languages in an attempt to improve the number of participants.
USA Today
April 17, 2009, 9am PDT
As a bargaining chip to encourage federal immigration reform, a religious group is calling on undocumented migrant workers to boycott the upcoming U.S. Census. Officials say such a boycott could hurt many cities.
USA Today
February 15, 2009, 7am PST
President Barack Obama is seeking greater control over the 2010 Census. This opinion piece from <em>The Wall Street Journal</em> looks at what it could mean for the upcoming count.
The Wall Street Journal
January 12, 2009, 1pm PST
Some trends are indicating that when the 2010 Census goes through Phoenix it's going to show a shrinking population -- a first for the booming desert city.
The Arizona Republic
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>