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Families With Young Children Left Cities At Higher Rates During Pandemic

New Census data reveal that families with children under five led the migration out of major U.S. cities between 2019 and 2021.

July 28, 2022 - Economic Innovation Group

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Fact Sheet: What Is a Housing Unit? What Are Group Quarters?

Most people live in housing units. But what counts as a housing unit? This article clarifies the basic concepts and provides examples using the Census Bureau’s guidelines. A clear definition is prerequisite for understanding an area's housing stock.

December 19, 2021 - PlanIt - Metropolitan Council

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Debunking the Myth of the Declining White Population

Media claimed that Census data showed a sharp decline in America's white population, but the widely publicized figure reflects a misunderstanding of new data collection techniques.

November 17, 2021 - The Atlantic

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A Tour of Houston's Rapidly Gentrifying Neighborhoods

These Houston communities have experienced the most dramatic demographic changes in the last decade, according to new Census data.

September 27, 2021 - Houston Chronicle

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Cities Are Back (At Least They Were Before COVID)

The 2020 Census results show that central cities were gaining population to a much greater extent than earlier Census estimates had suggested.

August 16, 2021 - Michael Lewyn

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Census Undercount Will Have Long-Lasting Repercussions

An undercount is likely this year, particularly in communities that are traditionally underrepresented. As a result, cities will not have access to crucial federal funds over the next decade.

August 30, 2020 - Politico

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Trump Decides to Cut the 2020 Census Short

The pandemic delayed the 2020 Census, and the Trump administration will cut it short. Experts say this could be the most flawed Census in the country's history.

August 10, 2020 - Newsweek

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Census Information for Rental Property Owners

There are a number of obstacles and issues related to the 2020 Census enumeration of apartment building residents. This set of FAQs covers “Census Information for Rental Property Owners.”

January 27, 2020 - Metropolitan Council

Chicago Transit

A Tale of Two Estimates

While transit agency data shows ridership going down, Census data shows ridership going up. Why?

August 27, 2019 - Michael Lewyn

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Post-Recession Migration Patterns of Younger and Older Americans

New census data shows that millennials and seniors are migrating less, a result of the Great Recession and its economic impacts. For those who are moving, cities in the Sun Belt have been primary destinations.

February 15, 2019 - Brookings

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Census Citizenship Question Still Not Decided

Cities fear federal funding cuts if the citizen question stays on the Census and results in an undercount of Latino populations.

February 1, 2019 - CityLab

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What’s the Life Expectancy in Your Neighborhood?

To create a tool for people better understand their cities and communities, Quartz mapped life expectancy in cities down to the census tract levels.

December 16, 2018 - Quartz

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Transit Ridership Down, Commute Times Up, Census Says

Driving alone continues to grow as the most common method of commuting.

October 29, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

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Phoenix Joins Growing List of Cities Suing Over Citizenship Question

Phoenix sues Trump over change to census questionnaire which some believe could cost the city $350 million in federal funding.

June 9, 2018 - The Nation

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How Social Physics Explains About the World

Big data has ushered in a new era of Social Physics.

April 25, 2018 - BBC - The Big Idea

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Explained: The Risks Facing the 2020 Census

Why some experts are very concerned that Census 2020 will fail the democracy that depends on it.

February 6, 2018 - YouTube

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The Urban Revival Is (Probably) Not Over

Critiquing Richard Florida's claim that "the urban revival is over."

September 28, 2017 - Michael Lewyn

U.S. Census

'High Risk' of Failure: The 2020 Census

Evidence that the Trump's Administration's ongoing "dismantling of the administrative state" is having an effect at the Census Bureau—with potentially disastrous consequences for governments of all shapes and sizes.

September 6, 2017 - Brookings

California's Low Unemployment Hides High Levels of Poverty

Because of its high cost of living, California has the nation's highest poverty level, according to the U.S. Census.

September 1, 2017 - CALmatters

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It's Time to Prepare for Census 2020

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.

February 11, 2017 - Planning

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