Tag: Census

Even Before Coronavirus, America’s Population Was Growing at Slowest Rate Since 1919

WASHINGTON — The American population is growing at its slowest pace since 1919, new government data shows, as a drop in births and an acceleration in deaths put the country closer than ever to an overall decline. The figures, released by the Census Bureau on Thursday and analyzed by demographers, were for the 12 months […]

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How the Coronavirus Could Hurt the Accuracy of the 2020 Census

WASHINGTON — As the first invitations to complete forms for the 2020 census land in mailboxes this week, federal and local leaders are scrambling to counter the coronavirus pandemic that poses a last-minute threat to a decade’s worth of preparation. At the U.S. Census Bureau’s headquarters in Washington’s Maryland suburbs, officials this week set up […]

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Mapping the Social Network of Coronavirus

BOSTON — The offices of the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University sit 10 floors above Boston’s Back Bay. Wraparound windows offer a floating panorama of the city, from Boston Common to Fenway Park, as a half-dozen young analysts toil quietly at computers. At 10 a.m. on a recent morning, with the early calls to […]

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The Coronavirus Could Change the Way We Take the Census

America has had 23 successful censuses despite wars, natural disasters, budget shortfalls, political interference and legal challenges. Like the military, the census, the nation’s largest peacetime mobilization, cannot fail. The stakes are too high, its numbers too consequential. It has a constitutional obligation —— reapportionment of congressional seats, and with them Electoral College votes — […]

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Facebook Removes Misleading Trump Census Ads

WASHINGTON — Facebook said on Thursday that it had removed misleading ads run by President Trump’s re-election campaign about the 2020 census, in a stand against disinformation ahead of the decennial population count that begins next week. Earlier this week, Trump Make America Great Again, a joint fund-raising arm of Donald J. Trump for President […]

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‘We’re an Afterthought’: The Push to Get Asian-Americans to Complete the Census

[To read more provocative stories on race from The Times, sign up here for our weekly Race/Related newsletter.] AUSTIN, Texas — She thrust a flyer into the hand of a tall young man who looked annoyed. She promised to give a woman a gift for hearing her out. And she practically wrapped her arms around […]

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Why Some Black Puerto Ricans Choose ‘White’ on the Census

[To read provocative stories on race from The Times, sign up here for our weekly Race/Related newsletter.] LOÍZA, P.R. — A dozen dancers wearing bright, colorful ankle-length skirts gathered around five wooden drums. Their shoulders and hips pulsed with the percussion, an upbeat, African-inspired rhythm. Loíza, a township founded by formerly enslaved Africans, is one […]

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Census 2020: Counting Heads Along the Frozen Bering Sea

TOKSOOK BAY, Alaska — The 2020 census officially began on Tuesday in Toksook Bay, an Alaskan village on the edge of the frozen Bering Sea where census takers hope to show they can overcome language barriers, isolation and government distrust to develop an accurate tally for minority groups who have long suffered from undercounts. Visitors […]

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