2020-census

COMMENTARY

Counting everyone so everyone counts: A Census worker on what it’s like | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2021

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

BY: - October 13, 2021

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

BY: - September 27, 2021

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?

BY: - August 18, 2021

“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

BY: - August 12, 2021

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 […]

COMMENTARY

Bridge Out: Pa.’s census shortfall, explained | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 1, 2021

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

BY: - April 26, 2021

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

BY: - February 24, 2021

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

BY: - February 14, 2021

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

BY: - January 23, 2021

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. 

Third time’s the charm? Census count deadline moves … again

BY: - January 12, 2021

The new projected reporting date of March 6 is nearly a month after the Feb. 9 projected date offered by the Bureau to a federal judge last week. 

Where’s the count? An update on the status of the 2020 Census

BY: - January 5, 2021

Since the 2020 Census count ended in mid-October, the U.S. Census Bureau has been working to process the data it collected. That’s a trying endeavor during a pandemic and in the midst of a presidential election year.  The bureau, which usually sticks to a timeline for collecting, processing and presenting the data, said late last […]