Tag Archives: US Census

US Census: Florida Now Fastest-Growing State

Politico reports: Florida is once again the fastest growing state in the U.S., according to a Census report released Thursday, reclaiming the top spot for the first time in more than 60 years. The Sunshine State saw a 1.9 percent population increase from 2021 to 2022, surpassing population growth in any other state for the first time since 1957. Since …

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US Census Report: 1.2 Million Same-Sex Households

Changing America reports: The number of same-sex households in the U.S. surpassed 1 million for the first time, according to new census data. There were about 1.2 million same-sex households in 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. About 710,000 of those households were married, while 500,000 were unmarried. The percent of same-sex households included in the American household population as …

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Hate Group Sues To Block LGBTQ Questions By Census

From the Pacific Legal Foundation: Today, Maureen Murphy of Washington and John Huddleston of California filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Census Bureau, challenging the agency’s demand for inappropriate and intrusive information about them and their families. The American Community Survey’s deeply personal questions include questions about a person’s job, gender and sexual orientation, whether parents and children …

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Court Blocks Release Of US Census “Citizenship” Doc

Law & Crime reports: A federal court on Tuesday ruled that drafts of a letter that was ultimately sent by the U.S. Department of Justice in order to request a citizenship question on the 2020 Census are not public records that can be accessed under the Freedom of Information Act. The original letter, sent by DOJ General Counsel of the …

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Public May Now Search Database Of 1950 US Census

The New York Times reports: At 12:01 a.m. on Friday, precisely 72 years after enumerators began knocking on the doors of some 46 million American houses and apartments, the federal government made public what they learned: the ages, incomes, addresses, ancestry and a trove of other facts about the 150.7 million people who were counted in the 1950 census. Those …

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US Census: We Undercounted Hispanics And Blacks

Roll Call reports: The 2020 census missed about one in every 20 Hispanic people in the country, according to estimates the Census Bureau released Thursday, following a count rocked by the coronavirus pandemic and Trump administration decisions. Black, Hispanic and Native American residents as well as young children also were undercounted in the census, which double counted the white population, …

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Memo Cites Trump Admin Screwing With US Census

The New York Times reports: A newly disclosed memorandum citing “unprecedented” meddling by the Trump administration in the 2020 census and circulated among top Census Bureau officials indicates how strongly they sought to resist efforts by the administration to manipulate the count for Republican political gain. The document was shared among three senior executives including Ron S. Jarmin, a deputy …

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US Census: Population Growing At Slowest Rate Ever

Via press release from the US Census: The U.S. population grew at a slower rate in 2021 than in any other year since the founding of the nation, based on historical decennial censuses and annual population estimates. The U.S. Census Bureau Vintage 2021 Population Estimates released today show that population grew only 0.1% and that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the …

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US Adult LGBTQ Population Estimated To Be Over 20M

Changing America reports: At least 20 million adults in the U.S. identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a new analysis of government data, representing nearly 8 percent of the nation’s total adult population. Millions more may identify as something “more expansive” like pansexual or asexual, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation said in a recent report. Using data …

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Census: White Population Shrank For First Time Ever

The Wall Street Journal reports: The first detailed results of the 2020 census show that the total white population shrank for the first time in the nation’s history as the U.S. diversified and continued to grow more rapidly in the South and Southwest. The nation’s population grew just 7.4% during the decade, the second slowest on record for a decennial …

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GOP Reps Accuse WH Of Interfering With Census Result

Fox News reports: More than a dozen House Republicans Friday are questioning Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on whether there “was any political interference” in the final census numbers used to decide how many House members each state will get for the coming decade. The letter, first obtained by Fox News, is led by Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., the ranking member …

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Census Data Launches Flood Of Redistricting Lawsuits

Roll Call reports: Within hours after the Census Bureau’s release of census apportionment results, the first wave of redistricting lawsuits hit federal courthouses in what is likely to be a flood of legal battles leading up to the 2022 congressional elections. A national Democratic redistricting group backed three voter lawsuits in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Louisiana, the “first of many steps” …

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Cuomo May Sue Over NY’s Loss Of US House Seat

Bloomberg News reports: Census Bureau figures released Monday found New York missed a threshold for keeping all its 27 seats in the House of Representatives starting in 2022. In news release, Cuomo said he would ask Attorney General Letitia James to explore avenues of legal relief. At the press briefing, Cuomo shifted blame onto former President Donald Trump’s administration, which …

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Census To Miss Deadline On US House Apportionment

NPR reports: Saddled with delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic and last-minute changes by the Trump administration, the first set of 2020 census results will not be ready for release by Thursday’s year-end deadline for numbers that determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next decade. Under federal law, the commerce secretary, who oversees the bureau, is …

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SCOTUS Punts For Now In Census/Immigrants Case

NPR reports: The U.S. Supreme Court dodged a ruling on whether President Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants from a key census count. The opinion said the case was “riddled with contingencies and speculation that impede judicial review.” “At the end of the day, the standing and ripeness inquiries both lead to the conclusion that judicial resolution of this” case is …

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Census Bureau Estimates US Population At 330 Million

Roll Call reports: At least 330 million people lived in the United States as of April, according to a Census Bureau estimate released Tuesday that will serve as one of the first accuracy checks for forthcoming decennial census results. Overall, the agency estimates that between 330 and 335 million people lived in the United States as of April 1, the …

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Supreme Court Will Review Trump’s Attempt To Exclude The Undocumented From Congressional Apportionment

The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will review President Trump’s attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants when calculating how congressional seats are apportioned among the states. The unprecedented proposal would have the effect of shifting both political power and federal funds away from urban states with large immigrant populations and toward rural and more Republican interests. …

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SCOTUS Lets Trump Admin End US Census Early

NPR reports: The Trump administration can end counting for the 2020 census after the Supreme Court approved a request for now to suspend a lower court order that extended the count’s schedule. The high court’s ruling, following an emergency request the Justice Department made last week, is the latest turn in a roller coaster of a legal fight over the …

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Trump Admin Petitions SCOTUS To Stop US Census

CNN reports: The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to intervene and allow it to wrap up the 2020 census by blocking a lower court opinion requiring the count to continue until the end of October. The administration asked the high court for “immediate relief” because the trial court order will prevent Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from delivering an …

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Trump Admin Loses Appeals Court Battle On Census

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: A federal appeals refused Wednesday to allow the Trump administration to shut down the 2020 census a month ahead of schedule, saying the speedup would reduce public confidence in an accurate population count that is crucial to congressional representation and federal funding. Over the dissent of a judge appointed by President Trump, the Ninth U.S. …

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