How the Census Will Reach Urban Millennials

Mailing a paper form and then following up with a house visit just won't work for everybody. State and local governments are trying to help figure out how to reach people in danger of being undercounted.

Census Prep Vital to States’ Power—Why Some Could Miss Out

Less than a 2 percent difference in the population count could mean gaining or losing a congressional seat.

A Key in Census Outreach: Finding Trusted People to Pitch Participation

“We are making some progress, as you well know, but certainly not progress enough,” said Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration's Citizenship Question on Census

State and local governments are among the groups that have objected to the Census asking about citizenship status.

Detroit Gears Up for Decennial Effort to Avoid Census Undercounting

In a city with a long history of population losses, Mayor Mike Duggan announces the city’s point person to lead community outreach to promote the 2020 count.

Counting Prison Inmates Differently Could Shift Political Power to Cities

Most states count prisoners as residents of the places where they are incarcerated. But some are shifting to counting them as parts of their home communities.

GOP AGs Weigh in Against States in Census Case Before Supreme Court

It’s one of several legal battles over the Trump administration’s controversial decision to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census.

Nine States Lost Population Last Year

That's the largest number of states to lose residents in more than 30 years.

Checking In on a Census ‘Homework Assignment’ for Cities and Counties

These localities have already launched their Complete Count Committees and taken other proactive steps to avoid undercounting. Has yours?

High-Immigration States Diverge on Census Citizenship Question

In cities and states with big immigrant populations, different opinions about what the Census' citizenship question will mean.

Attorney General Calls Out Judge on Census Citizenship Question

States have sued the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to stop the federal agency from using a question about citizenship in the 2020 census.

Census Bureau Takes Hits from Lawsuits, GAO Review and Cancelled Contract

The Government Accountability Office last month criticized the Census Bureau's practices for maintaining schedules for receiving resources on time.

Judge to Allow Census Citizenship Question Lawsuit to Continue

A coalition of states, cities and advocacy groups argue that adding the question will drive down response rates ahead of the 2020 decennial count.

Census Bureau Fumbles a 'Foundational' Part of the 2020 Trial Run

The Census Bureau is facing more problems in the lead up to the 2020 Census.

Census Should Be More Transparent About Cyber Protections, Former Officials Say

The Census Bureau will conduct its first largely online decennial census in 2020 but hasn’t said how it will secure the process.

A Part of the U.S. Where Younger Counties Are on the Rise

Overall, the nation's median age has been getting older. New Census Bureau data shows which region is bucking that trend the most.

Years of Slower Population Growth Persisted in 2017

A new analysis looks at population growth across the states, which is tied to state finances. Only two states saw a population drop over the last decade.

Fort Worth, Texas Cracks Top Cities List

Fort Worth added 18,664 people in 2017, an average of 51 per day—enough to push the city into 15th place on the list of the country’s largest, according to recent census data.