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Latino Neighborhood

Mapping the Growth of the U.S. Hispanic Population

Almost every county in the country has more Hispanics than in 2010, according to recent Census data now searchable by interactive map.

January 27, 2022 - Social Explorer

Family Parking

Census Data: U.S. Household Growth Slower Than Ever in the 2010s

A growing number of signs show major shifts in U.S. population growth—most emerged before the pandemic.

October 22, 2021 - Pew Research Center

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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


Census 2020 Ready for Launch

In parts of Alaska, it's easier to start the Census count in January, when the ground is frozen. They'll get a head start in January.

December 31, 2019 - Associated Press via NBC Montana

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For 2020 Census, Cities Face Hurdles Finding People to Count

In many cities, people are living in places that are hard to locate. But accurate census counts are crucial to ensuring cities get their fair share of political power and funding.

October 30, 2019 - The New York Times

Suburban Lawns

When Analyzing Suburbs, Definitions Matter

The definitions of suburban chosen by researchers tend to fall into three categories—and each has a significant impact and the results of academic inquiry.

February 22, 2019 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Maryland Suburb

Video: The Densest Place in the United States

Visit the notoriously dense suburb of Friendship Village, Maryland.

February 1, 2019 - City Beautiful

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Breaking News: Court Blocks Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

A federal judge's decision accuses U.S. Commerce Secretary of playing politics with the U.S. Census.

January 15, 2019 - AP News

Presidio Park

Census Bureau Serves Both Sides of the Housing Debate

The Census Bureau wants to be a friend to YIMBYs and NIMBYs alike.

June 12, 2018 - United States Census Bureau

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More Bad News From the U.S. Census: Economic Census Delayed Six Months

A budget shortfall for Census 2020 has already claimed one victim: the timely delivery of the five-year Economic Census.

October 14, 2017 - Politico

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NAACP Lawsuit Targets the Trump Administration Over 2020 Census Preparation

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.

October 7, 2017 - The Washington Post

Homeless Services

New Poverty and Income Data Reveals a Tale of Two Types of Cities

While the country overall made progress, larger cities are making stronger gains against poverty.

September 19, 2017 - Brookings

Baker, California

More Sources Expressing Alarm at the Budgetary Fate of the 2020 Census

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.

April 13, 2017 - Science

Single-Family Housing Construction

A First Look at the Proposed 2020 Census

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.

March 29, 2017 - U.S. Census Bureau

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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

University of Pennsyvlania

Low Cost Housing Units Disappearing from Philadelphia's Gentrifying Neighborhoods

Researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia find evidence of displacement in Philadelphia's gentrifying neighborhoods.

December 20, 2016 - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Study Opens Doors to Better Eviction Data Nationwide

A survey of renters' housing history in Milwaukee could completely change what we know about eviction in the United States.

September 29, 2016 - FiveThirtyEight

Chicago Commute

Commuting in America 2015

Is commuting Deplorable? Can we Make Commuting Great Again? It is sometimes necessary to resort to hyperbole to draw attention to real data.

September 28, 2016 - Steven Polzin

Yankee Stadium

Planetizen Week in Review: September 17, 2016

This week featured good news on the economy like it was pre-2008.

September 17, 2016 - Planetizen

Wall Street

U.S. Census Has Good News About Income and Poverty

Finally, some very, very good news: The U.S. Census released data that shows broad, big gains in household incomes.

September 15, 2016 - Vox

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