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.
January 15, 2019, 11am PST
A federal judge's decision accuses U.S. Commerce Secretary of playing politics with the U.S. Census.
October 10, 2018, 9am PDT
Down to the level of individual census tracts, a team of researchers has developed national maps showing where upward mobility is probable, and where it isn't.
June 12, 2018, 8am PDT
The Census Bureau wants to be a friend to YIMBYs and NIMBYs alike.
United States Census Bureau
May 8, 2018, 9am PDT
Interested observers have been sounding the alarms about the federal government's readiness and commitment level for the 2020 Census.
November 18, 2015, 1pm PST
At the halfway point in the ten-year Census window, the Census Bureau undertakes research into how to improve its data collection for questions of race and ethnicity.
August 13, 2015, 2pm PDT
The Architecture of Segregation: The slums are racially concentrated, on the rise, and spreading to the suburbs.
November 15, 2013, 6am PST
If you guessed the Big Apple, you'd be wrong. It's the City by the Bay with a median rent of $1,463; New York City had the fifth highest at $1,187. San Jose, Boston, and Washington, D.C. were ranked second, third, and fourth respectively.
The San Francisco Examiner
August 24, 2013, 7am PDT
The Census Bureau's questionable methodology for estimating municipal population growth has resulted in counter-intuitive and often outrageous numbers, warns Aaron M. Renn.
March 5, 2013, 1pm PST
A new report out from the Census Bureau paints a comprehensive picture of commuting in the United States. Average commute times remain steady, but the most significant change may be in the percentage of people working from home at least once a week.
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.
May 18, 2012, 12pm PDT
In another milestone demonstrating the coloring of America, the Census Bureau reported this week that 2011 saw 50.4% births of color. In addition to the ethnic make-up of the country, aging data was reported.
April 11, 2012, 5am PDT
The NYT editorializes on the just-released April 2010-July 2011 census data that shows a notable slow-down in exurban growth as urban growth increased. Pointing to the problems that accompanied America's embrace of sprawl, they welcome the change.
The New York Times - Editorial
April 10, 2012, 6am PDT
On April 5, the U.S. Census Bureau released growth data from April 2010 to July 2011 showing that for the first time in 20 years, urban growth surpassed exurban growth. Yonah Freemark takes a closer look at the data for 21 metropolitan areas.
December 23, 2011, 8am PST
The recession is taking its toll on the nation's population growth rate. A lagging birth rate and a precipitous drop in immigration, particularly those entering the country illegally, resulted in a 0.7% growth rate. Immigration is at a 20-year low.
December 28, 2008, 11am PST
The U.S. Census Bureau released its report for the year ending July 1, 2008. It showed that the effect of the recession was to reduce domestic migration from the Northeast and Midwest to the West and Sunbelt. Utah was the fastest growing state.