Third time’s the charm? Census count deadline moves … again

BY: - January 12, 2021

The new projected reporting date of March 6 is nearly a month after the Feb. 9 projected date offered by the Bureau to a federal judge last week. 

Where’s the count? An update on the status of the 2020 Census

BY: - January 5, 2021

Since the 2020 Census count ended in mid-October, the U.S. Census Bureau has been working to process the data it collected. That’s a trying endeavor during a pandemic and in the midst of a presidential election year.  The bureau, which usually sticks to a timeline for collecting, processing and presenting the data, said late last […]

U.S. Supreme Court punts on challenge to Trump’s efforts to keep undocumented immigrants out of Census count

BY: - December 18, 2020

Calling the suit filed by the state of New York “premature,” the court wrote that the suit was “not suitable for adjudication at this time.” 


What’s up with the census? | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 10, 2020

Good morning, fellow seekers. Like everything in 2020, the decennial census count was, shall we say, thrown into disarray. The COVID-19 pandemic began during the first few weeks of the census count, complicating efforts across the country. In the months following its kickoff, the pandemic continued, there were legal challenges, and, oh yeah, a presidential election.  So where is […]

Nevermind the election, what’s going on with the Census count?

BY: - November 11, 2020

On Nov. 30, the high court will hear arguments on whether President Donald Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 census count for the purpose of congressional reapportionment.

NAACP, Urban League, other organizations to co-host virtual ‘Census Party’

BY: - July 27, 2020

The Thursday event features members of the Black, Latino, American Indian and Asian Pacific Islander communities explaining why the census is important.

Trump administration excludes undocumented immigrants from census reapportionment process

BY: - July 21, 2020

Trump said the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the reapportionment process is part of his earlier efforts to determine the citizenship status of Americans.

COVID-19 raises census concerns

BY: - March 19, 2020

To combat the risk of COVID-19 exposure, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin said the earlier Pennsylvanians respond to the decennial survey, the better. 

Testing our national census knowledge | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 16, 2020

In an effort to understand Americans’ census knowledge and participation methods, the Pew Research Center compiled the following data. 

What census mapping can tell us about the Keystone State | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 4, 2020

Counting 327 million people is hard. It’s even harder when you think of how many of those people live in remote areas of the country, don’t have permanent homes, are small children, or belong to tough to count populations.

Rural and poor states depend on the Census the most, new report shows

BY: - February 11, 2020

West Virginia, Mississippi and Kentucky rely the most on census population counts for federal funding, according to a George Washington University study released Monday.

Here’s what’s at stake for Pa. in the 2020 Census: School funding, road repairs and more

BY: - January 15, 2020

Through the U.S. Census count, Pennsylvania receives $26.8 billion annually for federally funded programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. That amounts to about $2,000 per-Pennsylvanian, per-year.