Report: Rural Pa. sees gains in migration, drop in birth rates
The reports, released by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a state legislative agency for rural policy, use data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Health, to better understand the commonwealth’s rural areas, including who is moving into — and out — of them.
Report: A third of states lost population in 2021 | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Pa. didn't lose, but was one of the five slowest-growing states, costing it a congressional seat, new data show.
Counting everyone so everyone counts: A Census worker on what it’s like | Opinion
The Census is what America is about. It's why people leave everything they know halfway across the planet. And that’s why they stay: Not just so they can be counted, but because they count.
‘We have an opportunity here’: Pa. Redistricting Commission hears testimony on racial gerrymandering
As part of its continued quest for input, the Pennsylvania Legislative Redistricting Commission heard from four expert witnesses and four citizen witnesses who testified about the importance in addressing such topics as voting dilution, cracking of communities, the packing of legislative districts and disenfranchisement.
Hispanic Heritage Month, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket
According to the 2020 census count, people who identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino comprised the second-largest ethnic group in the U.S., accounting for more than 18 percent of the population, or more than 62 million people.
Pa. Democrats’ constituencies are growing. How does that impact 2022?
“This leadership team … recognizes that if we have fair districts, Democrats will win. We don’t need gerrymandered Democratic districts, and frankly we don’t want that,” Democratic strategist Joe Corrigan said.
Four take-aways from Pennsylvania’s 2020 U.S. Census data
The U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday released population data relevant to states’ legislative redistricting and reapportionment efforts, days ahead of its Aug. 16 deadline. The data, which will be used to redraw state legislative boundaries and congressional districts, showed where, and what, has changed in Pennsylvania over the last decade. Here are a few noteworthy […]
Bridge Out: Pa.’s census shortfall, explained | Editorial Cartoon
Despite a 2.4 percent increase in resident population, Pennsylvania could not beat out the growing population in other states to hold on to its 18 Congressional seats.
Pa. set to shed a congressional seat as 2020 Census data begins trickling in
Pennsylvania is one of seven states to lose seats, along with New York, California, Illinois, Michigan, West Virginia and Ohio.
Pa. Legislature looks for path forward on redistricting, reapportionment, following census data delays
In a joint meeting of the House and Senate State Government committees Wednesday morning, legislators looked for a possible path forward following the U.S. Census Bureau’s Feb. 12 announcement that redistricting data would be delayed until Sept. 30, 2021 with possible ramifications being felt well into 2022.
Census delay in releasing population data throws states, Pa.’s May primary into question
The latest pandemic-spurred delay, announced by bureau officials on Friday, hugely scrambles the once-a-decade redistricting process for states with deadlines looming this year.
In a week of changes, Pa. remains uncertain about census data
On Monday, with just two days left in the Trump presidency, former Census Director and Trump appointee Steven Dillingham resigned, leaving Acting Director Ron Jarmin to take the reins under the new administration, and adding to the uncertainty of when the first state population counts would be available.