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 […]

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. 

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.

What census mapping can tell us about the Keystone State | The Numbers Racket

BY: - March 4, 2020

Counting 327 million people is hard. It’s even harder when you think of how many of those people live in remote areas of the country, don’t have permanent homes, are small children, or belong to tough to count populations.

How the 2020 census could impact Pa.’s redistricting efforts

BY: - January 23, 2020

The answer, redistricting reform advocates say, is in the accuracy of the count.

Here’s what’s at stake for Pa. in the 2020 Census: School funding, road repairs and more

BY: - January 15, 2020

Through the U.S. Census count, Pennsylvania receives $26.8 billion annually for federally funded programs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. That amounts to about $2,000 per-Pennsylvanian, per-year.