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  • US Census Develops “Community Resilience Estimates"

    06/29/2020 11:46:23 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 5 replies
    US Census ^ | June 29, 2020 | US Census
    The US Census has developed a ranking of “Community Resilience” by county. It is very interesting. It already confirms many things we know about America’s urban areas. It focuses mainly on health conditions of citizens and thus their ability to respond/survive natural disasters (or man-made disasters?). I think it could and should be broadened to include many other categories like dependence on government, stability of power and water supply, etc… its an interesting concept and I’m interested to get FReepers’ thoughts.
  • Texas' Hispanic population on pace to be largest share of state by 2021

    06/25/2020 11:58:58 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 83 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 6/25/2020 | Alexa Ura and Ana Novak
    Texas’ Hispanic population has grown by more than 2 million since 2010, according to new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, and the state's demographer now predicts that Hispanics will be the state's largest population group by mid-2021. An annual gain of 201,675 between July 2018 and July 2019 pushed the count of Hispanic residents to more than 11.5 million, the census estimates show. Although annual growth has slowed slightly in recent years, the new figures put a sharp point on how quickly the Hispanic population continues to climb. The annual growth in Hispanic residents has outpaced...
  • NYC’s coronavirus contact tracers told not to ask if individual attended protests

    06/16/2020 9:34:47 AM PDT · by Twotone · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2020 | Julia Marsh, Bernadette Hogan and Aaron Feis
    Mayor de Blasio has expressed concern that the George Floyd protests could boost the coronavirus pandemic just as New Yorkers have finally gained the upper hand — but City Hall doesn’t seem too interested in finding out for sure. Workers for the city’s contact tracing program are told not to ask those who’ve tested positive for the bug whether they’ve taken part in the demonstrations, instead relying on them to cough up the information themselves, officials said. “We’re doing everything we can to keep New Yorkers safe while respecting individual privacy,” said de Blasio spokeswoman Avery Cohen. “Over the course...
  • California announces disaster relief assistance for undocumented adults

    05/14/2020 6:19:21 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    KION ^ | May 14, 2020 | Avery Johnson
    The California Department of Social Services announced that it will be providing state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented immigrants through the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) Project.
  • 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19

    05/11/2020 1:13:27 PM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 12 replies
    U S Census Bureau ^ | 5-11-2020 | U S Dept of Commerce
    2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19 We’re adapting or delaying some of our operations to protect the health and safety of our staff and the public and make sure we get the same population counted another way. The 2020 Census is underway - more than half the households across America have responded - and more are responding every day. Online, phone and mailed self-responses will continue throughout the data collection process. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations in order to: Protect the health and safety of the American public and...
  • Census 2020 Impact in Your Community

    04/19/2020 9:39:33 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 12 replies ^ | Some Bureaucrat
    Impact in Your Community School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day. Shaping Your Future The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. Think of your morning commute: Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, subways, and other public transit systems. Or think of your local schools:...
  • Census 2020 - Response Rates

    03/30/2020 2:49:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    US Gov. Census ^ | 03 30 2020 | US Gov. Census
    Since the last day to complete the Census is tomorrow, I was curious if there was a census tracking website and I came across this one. With one day left, the responses seem very low. Keep in mind this is an on-line census so there should be no delays because the completed forms are 'in the mail'. It looks to me this on-line census didn't produce the higher responses than mail-in forms. There are going to be a lot of follow-up visits required but do they have the staff even without the current coronavirus crisis. Trouble ahead for congressional redistricting...
  • County Population Totals: 2010-2019

    03/26/2020 9:16:37 PM PDT · by Steven Scharf · 3 replies
    Census Bureau ^ | 3/26/2020 | Census Bureau
    County Population Totals: 2010-2019 This page features all the files containing Vintage 2019 county population totals and components of change. Nation, States, and Counties Population Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 Cumulative Estimates of Resident Population Change for Counties and County Rankings: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 Estimates of Resident Population Change for Counties and County Rankings: July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019 Estimates of the Components of Resident Population Change for Counties: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 100 Fastest-Growing Counties: April 1, 2010 to July...
  • Census Confidentiality: Can We Trust It? [Vanity]

    03/12/2020 8:33:53 PM PDT · by fwdude · 27 replies
    Self | 03/12/2020 | fwdude
    I’ve been ruminating on the promises that the Census Bureau incessantly makes regarding data security; that our information is “protected by law.” Well, I’m not impressed. The Bureau says that strict fines and penalties are in place for divulging data illegally (what and the magnitude of those fines and penalties are is never revealed.) Regardless, fines and penalties, even up to incarceration are not enough to “protect us by law” from theft, burglaries, rape and murder. Once those crimes are committed against us, they can never be UNcommitted by ANY action of law. So, our information is leaked, the responsible...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls on illegal immigrants to fill out 2020 census

    03/07/2020 8:46:04 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/7/2020 | Adam Shaw
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is coming under fire after urging illegal immigrants to participate in the upcoming census -- with opponents saying her language was “anti-American,” "We're all going to get mailed a prompt to fill out the census in the next two weeks or so," she said Thursday on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” "And so I think what’s really important is that we all fill this out. It happens once every 10 years.” “Every single person, no matter your documentation status, no matter your housing status, income, etc., is to be counted,” she said, before assuring viewers that...
  • How the US census misses people of color – and why it's so harmful [Barf Alert!]

    02/27/2020 4:58:58 PM PST · by fwdude · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 Feb 2020 | Mona Chalabi
    Imagine you’re trying to count every single person living in the United States. There are two main ways that you can mess up; you can count some people twice and you can miss some people out. In 2010, the Census Bureau made both mistakes, as it always does, because counting people is hard. It double-counted about 3% of people and omitted another 3% and, because those mistakes work in opposite directions, the overall population count was almost perfectly accurate. What’s revealing though is who gets counted twice and who gets left out altogether. That’s where race has historically played a...
  • Census Bureau paying Chinese state-run media outlet to reach Chinese Americans

    02/26/2020 11:19:31 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 26 2020 | Marty Johnson
    The Census Bureau is paying a Chinese-controlled TV station to run ads promoting this year's census, Axios reports. The strategy is part of the bureau's overarching 2020 Census Paid Media Campaign, which pays government money to community media outlets to run ads about the census with the hope that the agency is able to reach as many people as possible. The Census Bureau is not directly running the media campaign. The government agency outsourced the project to marketing firm VMLY&R, which delegated outreach to Asian American audiences to another firm, TDW+Co. "The 2020 Census Paid Media Campaign decision was made...
  • Census Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question

    02/18/2020 1:04:19 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 18 2020 | Justine Coleman
    The Census Bureau is spending millions of dollars on an ad campaign seeking to assure members of the Latino community that their information will not be shared with local or federal authorities. The ads, which are a part of the bureau’s $500 million campaign, are focused on mitigating fears regarding the now-excluded citizenship question from the 2020 census. The entire advertising campaign with 1,000 ads will continue over the next five months, including $50 million targeting Latino populations, $40 million focused on African Americans and $20 million on Asian Americans, according to Culture ONE World, a Washington-based ad agency, Politico...
  • The nonexistent question that may haunt the census [Mega-barf Alert]

    02/17/2020 12:52:44 PM PST · by fwdude · 21 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 17, 2020 | Renée Graham
    The 2020 Census will not have a citizenship question. Yet it may still achieve its sinister goal — keeping immigrants from participating. When the Supreme Court last summer prevented the Trump administration from asking census respondents whether they are American citizens, some were quick to declare victory. In reality, it was akin to a small win in a raging war with multiple shifting fronts. Whether or not the question was allowed, its mere evocation was designed to have a chilling effect on vulnerable portions of the population. “It’s about creating a culture of fear, and when you create a culture...
  • US Census search prompt launch & efforts to support Census conversations (Twitter)

    02/11/2020 10:50:29 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    Twitter Public Policy ^ | 02 11 2020 | Kevin Kane (Twitter)
    Ensuring the public can find information from authoritative sources is a key aspect of our commitment to serve the public conversation on Twitter. This year, the United States Census Bureau will conduct its decennial Census, deploying resources across the country to ensure an accurate count of people living in the US. Statistics gathered by the Census are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and inform how state, local, and federal lawmakers will allocate billions of dollars in funds to local communities each year for the next decade. Direct engagement with...
  • Will the Census Be a Wakeup Call to High Taxes?

    02/11/2020 5:07:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | February 11, 2020 | Janson Quinlan Prieb
    Across the nation, people are fleeing states like Illinois and New York for greener pastures. In the last year alone, the Northeast lost around 300,000 people due to migration while the Southern states gained around a million residents. Apart from looking for a better climate, high taxes have caused many Americans to consider moving. Now, as the 2020 census approaches, many states will lose federal funding and a congressional seat, something that will hopefully be the wakeup call legislators need to realize how disastrous high taxes really are. Over the past decade, people have been moving to low tax states...
  • Why Some Black Puerto Ricans Choose ‘White’ on the Census. The island has a long history of encouraging residents to identify as white, but there are growing efforts to raise awareness about racism.

    02/09/2020 6:36:29 AM PST · by karpov · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 9, 2020 | Natasha S. Alford
    LOÍZA, P.R. — A dozen dancers wearing bright, colorful ankle-length skirts gathered around five wooden drums. Their shoulders and hips pulsed with the percussion, an upbeat, African-inspired rhythm. Loíza, a township founded by formerly enslaved Africans, is one of the many places in Puerto Rico where African-inspired traditions like the bomba dance workshop at the Corporación Piñones se Integra community center thrive. But that doesn’t mean all of the people who live there would necessarily call themselves black. More than three-quarters of Puerto Ricans identified as white on the last census, even though much of the population on the island...
  • New York state unveils council, proposed funding for fair census count

    01/20/2020 10:56:14 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01 20 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Monday unveiled a new census council co-chaired by Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the civil rights leader, as part of an effort to ensure a fair count the state's population. Cuomo also said he is proposing an additional $10 million in this year’s budget to go toward the fair census count plan, bringing the state’s total for the 2020 Census to $70 million. The push, announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, comes after what Cuomo called the Trump administration’s attempt to keep immigrant communities from completing this year’s census....
  • Latinos, Asian Americans still fear 2020 census over citizenship question, witnesses tell Congress

    01/09/2020 1:26:30 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 9, 2020 | By Suzanne Gamboa
    Many Latinos believe a citizenship question will be asked on the 2020 census and are less likely to participate, a national Latino leader told Congress on Thursday. Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, said the “failed debacle” of the citizenship question has instilled a lasting fear that needs to be remedied. “They believe there will be a citizenship question on the form despite its absence and many fear how the data will be used,” Vargas said. “This is exacerbated by a hostile environment toward immigrants propagated by this administration.” Last...
  • Homeland Security will share citizenship records with Census Bureau

    01/06/2020 2:10:32 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 6, 2020
    The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of President Trump’s order to collect data on who is a citizen following the Supreme Court’s rejection of a citizenship question on the 2020 census form.