Census 2020

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Detailed 2020 Census Data Coming in 2023

The data release was delayed in part so that the agency could implement a new privacy policy aimed at protecting the identities of respondents.

November 15, 2022 - Poynter Online

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The U.S. Has a New Center: Hartville, Missouri

The center cannot hold.

November 18, 2021 - U.S. Census Bureau

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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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Pandemic Relief Programs Reduced Poverty, Census Finds

Robust assistance programs kept millions of households out of poverty last year.

September 21, 2021 - Mercury News

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Census Data Reveal Increasing Density in the U.S.—Reversing a Two-Decade Trend

The New York Times is calling 2010 to 2020 the "Downtown Decade."

September 2, 2021 - The New York Times

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News Brief: Census 2020 Population Data

Most of the media commentary that followed last week's release of Census 2020 data focused on trends in the racial demographics of the country and the country's growing rural-urban divide.

August 18, 2021 - James Brasuell

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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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2020 Population Growth Rates for the 50 Biggest U.S. Cities

The Census Bureau released new data on May 27 that includes the first four months of the pandemic. Seattle tops the growth rate at 2.2% from July 1, 2019, to July 1, 2020, while Baltimore and San Francisco land at the bottom with -1.4%.

June 4, 2021 - The Seattle Times

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Prepping for Today's Big 2020 Census Release

Setting the table as the nation awaits the first results from the 2020 Census.

April 26, 2021 - National Public Radio

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Another Delay for the Census: Now Expected for September Delivery

The pandemic and political mismanagement are continuing to have an effect on the 2020 Census.

February 15, 2021 - NPR

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The Census Missed its Dec. 31 Deadline

The pandemic didn't help, but this moment has been a long time coming, and the delay is bad news for President Trump efforts to exclude undocumented immigrants from the count.

December 31, 2020 - The Hill

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How Planners Can Help the Census to a Strong Finish in 2020

The 2020 Census is sorely lacking in leadership, but planners can help.

September 13, 2020 - American Planning Associarion

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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 Workers Start Going Door to Door

The Census has been pushed back by several months, and there's still time to prevent a Census worker coming to your door if you haven't filled out the response form.

July 17, 2020 - Associated Press

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Census Bureau Seeks Delay

Citing complications from the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau is seeking a 120-day delay in concluding the Census process, with potential consequences lasting into 2021.

April 15, 2020 - Associated Press via ABC 7 News

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2020 Census Adapting Quickly to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Delayed operations and recommendations for how college students should report their living conditions are key to the Census response to COVID-19 so far. The Census is still expected to wrap up by the end of July 2020.

March 19, 2020 - James Brasuell

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The Census Faces its Toughest Challenge Yet: Coronavirus

Census 2020 faced funding challenges, leadership changes, and unprecedented politics on its way to a big launch this week. Now the coronavirus is sending people into social isolation, making the process of an accurate count very difficult.

March 11, 2020 - James Brasuell

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Survey Reveals Key Knowledge Gaps Regarding 2020 Census

Most Americans are aware that the 2020 Census is underway, but many still lack information about key details of the big, national headcount.

February 25, 2020 - Pew Research Center

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Top Planning Issues for State Legislatures

The American Planning Association identifies three issues that will define the year in state legislatures around the country.

February 12, 2020 - American Planning Association

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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

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