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2020 Census

October 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
Tract boundary revisions for the 2020 Census could mean new opportunity zone designations as well.
Bloomberg Tax
August 3, 2019, 9am PDT
Fear and misconception make the Census count more difficult in some parts of the country—like the state of Georgia.
WABE
July 3, 2019, 6am PDT
The U.S. Department of Commerce was not successful in achieving a highly consequential change to the 2020 Census form, after the Supreme Court ruled it needed a better reason to make the change.
BuzzFeed News
February 19, 2019, 2pm PST
William H. Frey, a demographer with Brookings, argues that racial diversity is a good thing for the country by many measures. Trump's wall would make it harder to benefit from demographic changes, but changes is still coming.
Brookings: The Avenue
February 4, 2019, 6am PST
The Census Bureau expects misinformation campaigns like those leading to the 2016 President Election to sway the results of the 2020 Census.
Nextgov
February 1, 2019, 10am PST
Cities fear federal funding cuts if the citizen question stays on the Census and results in an undercount of Latino populations.
CityLab
January 15, 2019, 11am PST
A federal judge's decision accuses U.S. Commerce Secretary of playing politics with the U.S. Census.
AP News
January 8, 2019, 5am PST
The U.S. Census Bureau had been without an approved director since May 2017. The Senate unanimously approved Steven Dillingham to the position with about a year to spare before the 2020 Census begins.
NPR
October 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A budget shortfall for Census 2020 has already claimed one victim: the timely delivery of the five-year Economic Census.
Politico
October 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
The NAACP does not believe the Trump Administration intends to make an honest count of the country's minority populations when it comes time to perform the 2020 Census.
The Washington Post
May 10, 2017, 10am PDT
John H. Thompson resigned on Tuesday from his position as director of the U.S. Census Bureau. Thompson served as director of the Census Bureau since 2013.
The Washington Post
April 13, 2017, 6am PDT
The Trump Administration's draft budget blueprint allotted a 10 percent increase in funding for the Census Bureau, but experts say that's not nearly enough funding in context of the decennial census's ten-year cycle.
Science
March 29, 2017, 5am PDT
The 2020 Census is fast approaching, and this week the Census Bureau crossed a major item of its to-do list in preparation for the next census by presenting its list proposed questions to Congress.
U.S. Census Bureau
February 11, 2017, 11am PST
An article for Planning magazine readies the planning profession for the largest peacetime activity of the federal government. All indications are that the 2020 Census will include unprecedented changes.
Planning