US Census New State and Local Government Snapshot

Release Number: CB18-TPS.10 The U.S. Census Bureau today released the State and Local Government Snapshot, a new data visualization that allows users to explore aggregated Revenue, Expenditure and Employment data for State and Local Governments. It combines several years of data from multiple government surveys in one place. Despite the robust amount of data, the format makes it clear and easy to understand. The visualization is customizable to allow users

Women’s History Month: March 2018

Release Number: CB18-FF.03 The roots of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. The first Women’s Day Celebration in the United States was also in New York City in 1909, but Congress did not establish National Women’s History Week until 1981 to be commemorated annually the second week of March. In 1987, Congress

New Census Bureau Data Repository Launched

Release Number: CB18-TPS.07 A new U.S. Census Bureau data repository has been launched as a result of key recommendations made by the 2017 “Report of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking,” in conjunction with the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). The repository, hosted by the ICPSR, improves transparency by establishing a searchable inventory, through which the public can learn about the data that government collects. This repository continues

2020 Census Residence Criteria and Residence Situations

Release Number: CB18-TPS.04 Greetings from the U.S. Census Bureau, Today, we write to update you on the final decisions regarding the residence criteria and residence situations for the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau’s goal is a complete and accurate census of every person living in the United States. To be fair and consistent, we follow a longstanding principle set by Congress to count people at their usual residence, which is

US Census Bureau Releases the Response Outreach Area Mapper Web Application

Release Number: CB18-TPS.06 Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released the Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM) web application. This interactive map makes it easier to identify areas that typically have low response rates for censuses and surveys. Community planners and local officials can use this information to plan, focus and allocate resources for encouraging response to the 2020 Census. The tool also allows the Census Bureau to tailor outreach efforts and

New AEDI Report: April 1, 2020 is Census Day

The next Census in 2020 will require counting an increasingly diverse and growing population of around 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units. To get an accurate count, the Census Bureau must build an accurate address list of every housing unit, maximize self-response to the census, and efficiently follow up with those who do not respond. A 1% undercount of Arkansans in 2020 may result in up

National African-American (Black) History Month: February 2018

Release Number: CB18-FF.01 To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, the