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February 15, 2019, 8am PST
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.
Brookings
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
December 16, 2018, 1pm PST
To create a tool for people better understand their cities and communities, Quartz mapped life expectancy in cities down to the census tract levels.
Quartz
October 29, 2018, 10am PDT
Driving alone continues to grow as the most common method of commuting.
Smart Cities Dive
June 9, 2018, 5am PDT
Phoenix sues Trump over change to census questionnaire which some believe could cost the city $350 million in federal funding.
The Nation
April 25, 2018, 7am PDT
Big data has ushered in a new era of Social Physics.
BBC - The Big Idea
February 6, 2018, 7am PST
Why some experts are very concerned that Census 2020 will fail the democracy that depends on it.
YouTube
Blog post
September 28, 2017, 8am PDT
Critiquing Richard Florida's claim that "the urban revival is over."
Michael Lewyn
September 6, 2017, 7am PDT
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.
Brookings
September 1, 2017, 12pm PDT
Because of its high cost of living, California has the nation's highest poverty level, according to the U.S. Census.
CALmatters
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
March 17, 2016, 11am PDT
The most effective measure of gentrification will not be a magic bullet, but rather a constellation of variables aimed at addressing its processual and multi-dimensional character.
Thriving Cities Blog
August 18, 2015, 7am PDT
Proof from the Census Bureau's latest American Community Survey on commuting by auto shows that millennials, if they live in cities, do indeed drive less. Census researcher Brian McKenzie describes the finding in the bureau's blog, Random Samplings.
Random Samplings
May 31, 2015, 11am PDT
Rates of growth in America's largest cities increased dramatically in 2010 but have leveled off. Suburbs are growing at nearly identical rates to center cities.
Brookings: The Avenue
June 14, 2013, 8am PDT
The demographic milestone shows how the U.S. is quickly becoming a nation of minorities - and also shows the rapid aging and lower birth rates of the white, non-hispanic demographic. However, due to immigration, the total white population increased.
USA Today
May 23, 2013, 1pm PDT
New census data shows that America's cities continue to grow at a faster rate than their suburbs, sustaining the reversal of a decades-long trend.
The Wall Street Journal
April 5, 2013, 6am PDT
In this op-ed, Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore analyze the recent Census findings showing renewed migration from the Northeast and Midwest to the South and Southwest. They note the movement is clearly from blue states to red, and explain why.
The Wall Street Journal
March 14, 2013, 1pm PDT
New Census data shows that after a recession induced respite, "Americans have resumed moving from the Northeast and Midwest to the West and South," reports Neil Shah. Four of the nation's fastest growing large metro areas are located in Texas.
The Wall Street Journal
March 7, 2013, 2pm PST
Marcus Tudehope offers 12 reasons why community-led counting and mapping of the urban poor can be an effective tool for putting "power and democracy" into their hands.
The Global Urbanist
January 4, 2013, 8am PST
The Census Bureau may revise questions about race and ethnicity on the 2020 survey to improve the accuracy of data on minority groups. Recent data shows a difference between how the government identifies such groups and how they identify themselves.
National Public Radio