Tag Archives: U.S. Census Bureau

Counting on everyone getting counted

Once every decade, the federal government makes every effort to take a count of all residents in the United States. This undertaking is better known as the Census. The Argus recently reached out to Misty Slater, media specialist for the United States Census Bureau to learn more about the local efforts to count the valley’s […]
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Frozen in Place: Americans Are Moving at the Lowest Rate on Record

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story directly from the source, state employees can access this New York Times story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800.

New report details where Oregon’s new residents moved from 

More than 140,000 people moved to Oregon in 2018, according to new U.S. Census data released this week. The American Community Survey asks people where they live today, and where they lived a year ago. Source: New report details where Oregon’s new residents moved from | My Columbia Basin

‘It’s a fine target’: Census bureau to fight misinformation

Worried about internet trolls and foreign powers spreading false news, census officials are preparing to battle misinformation campaigns for the first time in the count’s 230-year history. The stakes are huge. Who participates in the 2020 census count could influence how U.S. congressional seats and billions of federal tax dollars to educate children, help low-income […]
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Census report: US population will get older, more diverse

The U.S. population will grow older and more diverse over the next four decades, according to new Census Bureau projections presented Thursday at a meeting of demographers. As the U.S. median age increases, there will be a smaller ratio of workers in the labor force able to pay the payroll tax that funds Social Security […]
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Census Bureau’s request for citizenship data from DMVs raises privacy, accuracy concerns

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. A move by the Trump administration to collect citizenship data based on state driver’s license and ID […]
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Umatilla County reaching for ‘hard to count’ during census

The Umatilla County 2020 Census Complete Count Committee aims to count every person it can for the 2020 census. And most of that effort will go toward counting members of “hard-to-count” groups. The Complete Count Committee kicked off with a brainstorming session Tuesday afternoon at the Pendleton Convention Center involving around 40 civic leaders, public […]
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Is Household Formation Strong or Weak?

Overall the number of households in the state continues to increase. This is no surprise given that we are a magnet state. In good times and bad people pack up and move to this part of the world, especially when job opportunities are plentiful. Given migration flows in recent years have been about as large […]
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Census outcome could give Oregon a sixth seat in the House

Oregon residents are preparing for 2020 census. Oregon residents will start to receive letters in March asking for general information about themselves for the 2020 census, the official count of U.S. residents every 10 years. Until then, U.S. Census Bureau officials and staff at the Portland State University Population Research Center are working to educate […]
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Census outcome could give Oregon a sixth seat in the House

Oregon residents will start to receive letters in March asking for general information about themselves for the 2020 census, the official count of U.S. residents every 10 years. Until then, U.S. Census Bureau officials and staff at the Portland State University Population Research Center are working to educate the public about the census. The agencies […]
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