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 […]

U.S. Supreme Court punts on challenge to Trump’s efforts to keep undocumented immigrants out of Census count

BY: - December 18, 2020

Calling the suit filed by the state of New York “premature,” the court wrote that the suit was “not suitable for adjudication at this time.” 


What’s up with the census? | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 10, 2020

Good morning, fellow seekers. Like everything in 2020, the decennial census count was, shall we say, thrown into disarray. The COVID-19 pandemic began during the first few weeks of the census count, complicating efforts across the country. In the months following its kickoff, the pandemic continued, there were legal challenges, and, oh yeah, a presidential election.  So where is […]

Nevermind the election, what’s going on with the Census count?

BY: - November 11, 2020

On Nov. 30, the high court will hear arguments on whether President Donald Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 census count for the purpose of congressional reapportionment.

NAACP, Urban League, other organizations to co-host virtual ‘Census Party’

BY: - July 27, 2020

The Thursday event features members of the Black, Latino, American Indian and Asian Pacific Islander communities explaining why the census is important.

Trump administration excludes undocumented immigrants from census reapportionment process

BY: - July 21, 2020

Trump said the exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the reapportionment process is part of his earlier efforts to determine the citizenship status of Americans.