The U.S. House has passed a bill that could help protect the 2030 census and other future head counts from political interference. But it's not clear how much support the bill has in the Senate.
New population estimates out today include information on age, race, and ethnicity in American counties and cities for the period up to July 2021.
COVID-19 and interference by former President Donald Trump's administration have made it harder to pinpoint the accuracy of the numbers used to redistribute political representation and federal money.
When officials in Chester, Georgia, heard that the 2020 census had pegged their small town at 525 people, their jaws dropped; they believed the town was almost triple that size. Chester and two other small municipalities in Georgia are the first communities in the U.S. to challenge the accuracy of their numbers from the once-a-decade head count that determines political representation and federal funding.
The email details the scope of the former administration's attempts to tamper with the count, including pressuring the Census Bureau to alter plans for protecting privacy and producing accurate data.
After COVID-19 disruptions and Trump administration interference, last year's national head count may have undercounted people of color at higher rates than in 2010, an Urban Institute study finds.
A final round of door knocking for a follow-up survey is now set to last until early 2022, raising concerns about whether the bureau can determine which groups were undercounted in the 2020 census.
Growing numbers of Latinos turned a mysterious census category into the country's second-largest racial group. Researchers say that makes it harder to address racial inequities over the next decade.
Genetic ancestry tests, changes to how census responses were categorized and more children born to parents who identify with different racial groups led to a 276% jump in the multiracial population.
The white population is still the largest racial group in the U.S. Whether it is declining depends on how you define "white." Narrow definitions, researchers warn, can be misleading and dangerous.
Minority groups' ability to spend on consumer goods outpaces the national average. That has many businesses scrambling to market their products in a new way. These trends are detailed in a new analysis by the University of Georgia. Report author and economist Jeffrey Humphries, Director of Economic Forecasting at the Terry College of Business, joins GPB's Rickey Bevington to break down his findings.
When Georgia lawmakers convene this fall to draw new legislative boundaries, they will bring a political eye to the process, colored by partisanship and a distinct self-interest in the outcome.
On today's show, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveal a dramatic decline of population in rural Georgia. The news suggest a major shift in political power in the state is underway and will play a major role when legislators begin their redistricting session in the coming months.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp says he’ll ask the General Assembly to pass laws to fight crime during a special session of the legislature later this year. The session’s primary mission will be to redraw political maps based on new census data. But Kemp has the power to add measures to combat violent crime, especially in Atlanta, to the agenda.
Plus, we look at the outcome of the U.S. Senate field hearing examining Georgia’s new voting law.
For more than 200 years, the census was overseen by white leaders. Holmes' 1998 stint as acting director blazed a trail for Biden's pick, who may become the count's first permanent director of color.