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2010 Census: Research and News


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On December 21, 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau released data from the 2010 Census, including the national population, state populations, and apportionment.
 



Nation Achieves 74
Percent Final Mail
Participation in 2010
Census




Data Capture
In early November, the 2010 Census entered the data capture and processing phase.  To learn more about the process, see Data Capture >>



Key Dates 

MARCH 2010:

Census forms mailed or delivered to households

APRIL 1, 2010:

National Census Day — residents provide information about their household as of this date

APRIL – JULY 2010:

Census takers visit households that did not return a form by mail

DECEMBER 2010:

Census Bureau delivers population information to the President for apportionment

MARCH 2011:

Census Bureau completes delivery of redistricting data to states

DECEMBER 2011:

Census Bureau publishes results of survey to measure the quality of census coverage



Research and News

January 2011

Census Bureau to Release Local 2010 Census Data for Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia, U.S. Census Bureau

Census 2010: Gains and Losses in Congress, Matt Bloch, Matthew Ericson, and Kevin Quealy, The New York Times

State Population Estimates and Census 2010 Counts: Did They Match?, D'Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center

The 2010 Congressional Reapportionment and Latinos, Mark Hugo Lopez and Paul Taylor, Pew Hispanic Center

December 2010

Census Data: Blacks and Hispanics Take Different Segregation Paths, William H. Frey, The Brookings Institution

2010 Census Counts Nearly 309 Million Americans, Kelvin Pollard and Mark Mather, Population Reference Bureau

2010 Census: Key Efforts to Include Hard-to-Count Populations Went Generally as Planned; Improvements Could Make the Efforts More Effective for Next Census, U.S. Government Accountability Office

2010 Census: Data Collection Operations Were Generally Completed as Planned, but Long-standing Challenges Suggest Need for Fundamental Reforms, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Did the 2010 Census Tell Us Anything New?, William H. Frey, The Brookings Institution

November 2010

Interstate Migration Has Fallen Less Than You Think, Justin Wolfers, The Brookings Institution

October 2010

Nation Achieves 74 Percent Final Mail Participation in 2010 Census, U.S. Census Bureau

Five Facts about the 2010 Census, Scott Allard, The University of Chicago

September 2010

New Population Estimates Show Slight Changes For 2010 Congressional Apportionment, With A Number of States Sitting Close to the Edge, Election Data Services

A Data-Filled Fall, Robert Groves, U.S. Census Bureau

So What Happens Now?, Robert Groves, U.S. Census Bureau

Same-Sex Couples in US Census Bureau Data: Who Gets Counted and Why?, Gary J. Gates, UCLA School of Law

August 2010

U.S. Population Tops 309 Million (We Think…), Mark Mather, Population Reference Bureau

$1.6 Billion in 2010 Census Savings Returned, U.S. Census Bureau

July 2010

2010 Census Operational News Briefing, Robert Groves, U.S. Census Bureau

June 2010

Immigration in America 2010, Population Reference Bureau

Texas Gains, Suburbs Lose in 2010 Census Preview, William H. Frey, The Brookings Institution

Childlessness Up Among All Women; Down Among Women with Advanced Degrees, Gretchen Livingston and D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center

2010 Census Operational News Briefing, Robert Groves, U.S. Census Bureau

Number of Temporary 2010 Census Workers Paid by Week and Census Region, U.S. Census Bureau

May 2010

An Impending National Transformation, Bruce Katz and Judith Rodin, The Brookings Institution

Census 2010 Participation Rate Analysis - The Challenge Ahead, Center for Urban Research, City University of New York

In Counting Illegal Immigrants, Certain Assumptions Apply, Carl Bialik, The Wall Street Journal

State of Metropolitan America: On the Front Lines of Demographic Transformation, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution

April 2010

U.S. Census Bureau Commends Chicago on High Mail Participation Rate, Jim Accurso, U.S. Census Bureau

The Numbers Are In: 72 Percent of Nation's Households Mail Back 2010 Census Forms, U.S. Census Bureau

2010 Census Operational Press Briefing, U.S. Census Bureau

Census 2010 Participation Rate Analysis - Week 4, Center for Urban Research, City University of New York

Census nears 2000 mail-in response rate, Carol Morello, Washington Post

Budget 2011: More Data for Metros, Andrew Reamer, The Brookings Institution

2010 Census: Illinois Approaches Its 2000 Mail Participation Rate, U.S. Census Bureau

Census 2010 Participation Rate Analysis - Week 3, Center for Urban Research, City University of New York

Latinos and the 2010 Census: The Foreign Born Are More Positive, Mark Hugo Lopez and Paul Taylor, Pew Hispanic Center

2010 Census by the Numbers: Door-to-Door Follow-up, U.S. Census Bureau

March 2010

Census Bureau Rolls Out New Interactive Google Maps Showing 2010 Census Participation Rates, U.S. Census Bureau

2010 Census Mail Participation Rates in Chicago Behind Rest of the Nation, U.S. Census Bureau

Brookings Podcast: The 2010 Federal Census, Andrew Reamer, The Brookings Institution

Data Collection Is Under Way, but Reliability of Key Information Technology Systems Remains a Risk, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Counting for Dollars: The Role of the Decennial Census in the Distribution of Federal Funds, Andrew Reamer, The Brookings Institution

2010 Census on GAO's High Risk List, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Getting the “Right Count”: Census 2010 and the Possibility of Undercount in Chicago, Scott Allard, University of Chicago

Why Filling Out Your Census Form Helps End Poverty, Nadeen Israel, Heartland Alliance

Census Bureau Special Edition Facts for Features: 2010 Census by the Numbers, U.S. Census Bureau, PR Newswire

February 2010

Mujeres Latinas Volunteers Inform Pilsen Residents of 2010 Census, Allison Clark, Medill Reports

10 Years, 10 Key Findings About U.S. Population, Population Reference Bureau

U.S. Census Bureau Online Mapping Tool Helps Communities Prepare for 2010 Census, Population Reference Bureau

Illinois Families and Their Use of Multiple Service Systems, Robert M. George, Cheryl Smithgall, Roopa Seshadri, and Peter Ballard, Chapin Hall

Five Myths About the 2010 Census and the U.S. Population, William H. Frey, The Washington Post

January 2010

Most View Census Positively, But Some Have Doubts, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

Conducting the 2010 Census, Scott Keeter, Social and Demographic Trends, PewResearchCenter Publications