By Mike Schneider, Associated Press
The 2020 census missed an unexpectedly small percentage of the total U.S. population given the unprecedented challenges it faced.
Civil rights groups are outraged that Black, Hispanic and American Indian residents were overlooked at higher rates than a decade ago.
The share of Americans living in poverty rose slightly as the COVID-19 pandemic shook the economy last year, but massive relief payments pumped out by Congress eased hardship for many.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press
The once-a-decade battle over redistricting is set to be a showdown over the suburbs, as new census data showed rapid growth around some of the nation's largest cities and shrinking population in many rural counties.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press, Acacia Coronado, Associated Press/Report for America
Despite a “hot mess” of a rollout and months of delays, new 2020 Census data reveals how America is changing. More respondents reported multiracial identities and for the first time on record, the white population declined. Lisa Desjardins explored the…
By Lisa Desjardins, Kate Grumke
The first batch of results from the 2020 census count are in. The bureau released state population numbers today and revealed how the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives has been reset for the next decade, and…
By Mike Schneider, Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
The nation's political center of gravity keeps shifting further to the Republican-led South and West.
The Census Bureau had a new automated system for the 2020 count. Called "the optimizer," it was designed to create efficient routes for census takers as they knocked on doors of households that hadn't yet responded to the survey.
Officials at the statistical agency blamed operational delays during the 2020 census caused by the pandemic.
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