Florida voter turnout in 2018 buoyed by youth, Hispanics
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Voter turnout in Florida jumped to more than 52% in last year's midterm elections from almost 45% in the 2014 midterm races, buoyed by increased ballot-casting by young voters...
DALLAS (AP) — New population estimates show that the Dallas-Fort Worth area led American cities in new residents from 2017 to 2018.
U.S. Census Bureau numbers show that the two cities, along...
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The population of 14 of North Dakota's 53 counties increased in 2018, led by 7.1% growth in McKenzie County, according to new U.S. Census Bureau figures.
BALTIMORE (AP) — New annual estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show that Baltimore is continuing to shed inhabitants, bringing the overall population of Maryland's biggest city down to what it...
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's most populous county is the nation's fastest-growing for the third consecutive year.
U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Thursday say Maricopa County added more...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nine Nebraska counties hit record population highs last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.
Nebraska's three largest counties, Douglas, Lancaster...
Census finds migration, not births boost Arkansas growth
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' sustained population growth in 2018 was bolstered more by people migrating to the state than residents giving birth, according to data released by the U.S....
Central Florida cities among fastest growing in US
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When it came to population growth last year, cities in central Florida grew by stadiums.
Metro Orlando grew by 60,000 residents last year, almost as large as the number...
CHICAGO (AP) — New U.S. Census Bureau data show that the Chicago area's population has fallen for a fourth straight year.
Data released Thursday show that the Chicago metropolitan area lost...
Dane County leads state in population growth
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New U.S. Census Bureau figures show Dane County led the state in population growth in 2018.
The county added 5,584 people, accounting for a quarter of the state's growth...
US Census Bureau looks for workers in Vermont
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is having difficulty finding workers to recruit in Vermont ahead of the 2020 count.
The bureau is looking for 565 applicants to help it solidify...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report says small businesses across New York state have increased employment slightly faster than the national pace.
Waterloo confronts list’s label as worst area to be black
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — The article, published in November, spread through social media like wildfire. Some were shocked. Others found their beliefs were, tragically, confirmed.
The article was from a website called 24/7 Wall St., a financial commentary site owned by HuffPost. It culled data from the U.S. Census Bureau to put together a list of the 15 worst metro areas in the U.S. to be African-American.
Judge refuses to throw out NAACP’s lawsuit over 2020 Census
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The NAACP can pursue its legal claim that the U.S. Census Bureau has insufficient funds to properly conduct the 2020 Census, risking a massive undercount of blacks and other racial and ethnic minorities, a federal judge has ruled.
Judge hearing testimony on 2020 census citizenship question
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal trial began Tuesday for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week.
Government urges judge to toss NAACP lawsuit over census
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Government attorneys on Monday urged a federal judge in Maryland to throw out a lawsuit that claims inadequate funding and staffing for the U.S. Census Bureau will lead to a massive undercount of blacks and other racial and ethnic minorities in 2020.
U.S. District Court Judge Paul Grimm didn't immediately rule after hearing arguments from attorneys representing the Census Bureau and the NAACP.
Rhode Island looks to boost response rates for 2020 census
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor created a committee on Friday to increase awareness about the 2020 census and motivate residents to respond.
Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order establishing the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee to ensure the census doesn't undercount segments of the population.
Colorado gains 80,000 residents; growth rate 7th in nation
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says Colorado grew by nearly 80,000 people between mid-2017 and mid-2018.
The Denver Post reported Monday that Colorado's population grew by 1.4 percent in the 12 months ended July 1.
The Census Bureau says that's the seventh-fastest growth rate in the country. Nevada and Idaho were tied for first with a 2.1 percent growth rate.
Oklahoma’s population grows due to births, migration
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau estimates show Oklahoma's population grew by 0.3 percent in the 12 months ending July 1 largely due to an increase in the number of births and more people from other countries moving to the state.
Idaho again 1 of country’s fastest-growing states
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says that for the second year in a row, Idaho has earned the title of fastest-growing state in the country.
The Statesman reports that the Census Bureau released population growth estimates last week that found Idaho's population had grown 2.1 percent in one year, tying for highest percentage growth with Nevada. Between July 2017 and July 2018, Idaho's population grew by more than 35,000 people to 1,754,208, the Census Bureau estimated.
Oregon gained 44,000 residents last year
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — New census numbers show that slower population growth pushed Oregon out of the top 10 fastest growing states last year.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that Oregon gained just over 44,000 residents over 12 months ending in July, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, a 1.1 percent increase that brings the state's population to 4.19 million.
New Mexico lags behind neighbors in population growth
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show New Mexico's headcount remains largely flat while other states in the western region have among the fastest-growing populations in the nation.
The figures show Nevada and Idaho grew the fastest during a 12-month period that ended in July. New Mexico had a population growth rate of just 0.1 percent.
The state has been slogging around below 2.1 million since crossing the 2 million mark in 2008, The Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
US Census Bureau: Indiana gains 32K residents in 2018
MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — A new U.S. Census Bureau estimate shows that Indiana's population grew by nearly 32,000 residents this year, which a demographer calls the state's strongest annual gain in nearly a decade.
Census: NY lost more population than any other state
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's population declined more than any other state in a recent 12-month period.
New numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week show the state's population declined by 48,510 between July 1, 2017 and July 1 of this year.
That's the largest decline of the nine states that lost population during that time. New York's population is 19.75 million.
Census shows Rhode Island’s population is slowly growing
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show Rhode Island's population is slowly growing.
According to estimates released Wednesday, Rhode Island's population stood at 1,057,315 for 2018. That's a four-tenths of a percentage point increase over 2010, and nearly a one-tenth of a percentage point increase over 2017.
The state's population was 1,052,957 in 2010 and grew to 1,056,486 in 2017.
West Virginia population drops for 6th straight year
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says West Virginia's population has dropped for the sixth straight year.
Estimates released Wednesday show West Virginia's population shrank by 11,216 residents. It was among nine states to lose population.
As of July 1, the state's population was estimated at about 1.81 million residents. West Virginia's population has dipped every year since reaching 1,855,360 in 2012.
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Alabama’s population gain lags behind other states
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's total population gain last year might fill up half of Cramton Bowl, Montgomery's municipal football stadium. That could spell trouble for the state's political prospects.
The U.S. Census Bureau this week estimated that Alabama grew by about 12,751 people during the year ending July 1, a minimal 0.2 percent increase that was slower than other states.
Wyoming’s population decreases for third consecutive year
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau numbers show the rate of people leaving Wyoming has outpaced the number of people moving in, marking the third consecutive year of population decline.
Massachusetts fastest growing state in the Northeast
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is the fastest growing state in the Northeast — with many of its newest residents coming from other countries.
That's according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said the numbers show Massachusetts is growing twice as fast as it did in the previous decade.
Since 2010, the population in Massachusetts has increased by an estimated 5.4 percent, reaching almost 7 million residents.
US Census Bureau: Nevada’s population crosses 3M mark
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is now home to more than 3 million people.
The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday released the latest state population figures as of July 1. They show Nevada's population increased by almost 62,000 people or about 2.1 percent between July 2017 and July 2018.
The Silver State and Idaho are sharing the designation of the nation's fastest-growing state.
Iowa, Nebraska populations grow at slow, steady pace
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's and Iowa's populations continued growing at a slow, steady pace over the past year, according to estimates the U.S. Census Bureau released Wednesday.
Nebraska gained 11,693 residents in the year ending this past July 1, a growth rate of 0.61 percent. Iowa's estimated population grew by 12,508 residents, a rate of 0.4 percent.
The United States population grew by more than 2 million to 327,167,434. The nation's population grew at a rate of 0.62 percent.
Illinois population estimated down by more than 45,000
CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Illinois' population shrunk by more than 45,000 over the 12 months ending July 1.
The estimates released Wednesday show that loss was more than any other state except New York, which lost more than 48,000. They were among nine states losing population during the 12 months.
Despite population growth, Minnesota could lose House seat
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show Minnesota's population continues to grow. But the state demographer warns Minnesota could lose a congressional seat after the 2020 census.
According to the Census Bureau, Minnesota's population grew by 43,000 people between 2017 and 2018. That puts the state's population over 5.6 million.
Census Bureau: North Dakota population at record level
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says North Dakota's population has grown to an all-time high.
The agency says that as of July 1, North Dakota's population was estimated at 760,077 residents. That's up 4,900 from an estimate the same time a year ago.
North Dakota's estimated population has grown since the 2010 Census pegged it at more at 672,000. The state's population grew as the Bakken oil boom peaked.
Report: Storm-hit Puerto Rico lost 130K people in past year
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says Puerto Rico lost 130,000 inhabitants between July 2017 and 2018, a period that includes Hurricane Maria.
Officials said Wednesday that the U.S. territory's population now stands at 3.2 million people, a nearly 14 percent drop over the past decade and a nearly 4 percent reduction in just one year.
Florida added 2.5 million residents in past 8 years
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost 2.5 million people have moved to Florida since the beginning of the decade.
Figures released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show Florida had 21.3 million residents, as of last July.
The Sunshine State has grown by 13.3 percent in the last eight years, and Florida remains the nation's third most populous state.
New census report shows growth, changing demos in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas metropolitan area has seen not only a significant rise in its population but an altering of its demographics as well, according to new findings from the U.S. Census Bureau.
A new census report shows changes to the population of Clark County in five-year increments, including a rise in Latinos, the elderly and transplants from California.
Census: Wisconsin incomes rise, poverty decreases
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Household income in most Wisconsin counties has risen in recent years, while the percentage of residents in poverty has declined, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures that also show a digital divide between rich and poor residents.
Utah has highest share of trick-or-treaters; DC has lowest
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Better get the candy ready, Utah.
Utah has the largest share of children of trick-or-treating age this Halloween. The U.S. Census Bureau puts that age range from 5 to 14 years old.
About 1 in 6 Utah residents fall into that age range, the highest of any state, according to some Associated Press numbers crunching.
Data show northern Sioux Falls children have tough road
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Children who grow up in Sioux Falls' northern neighborhoods live with crime and poverty, miles away from the nearest high school, and generally face a tougher road in life, according to tax and census data.
Bering Sea village will be first counted in 2020 US Census
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A southwest Alaska Yupik village on the Bering Sea will be the first counted for the 2020 U.S. Census.
Acting U.S. Census Bureau director Ron Jarmin said Friday that census takers on Jan. 21, 2020, will descend on Toksook (TOOK-sook) Bay, a village of 673 in southwest Alaska.
Toksook Bay is 512 miles (825 kilometers) west of Anchorage. It's accessible only by airplane or boat.
Survey: Hawaii household, family incomes increased last year
HONOLULU (AP) — Household and family incomes in Hawaii increased last year to remain among the highest in the country, according to a U.S. Census Bureau survey.
Tennessee median household income up by 5.8 percent in 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's office says the median household income in Tennessee grew by 5.8 percent in 2017 compared to 2016.
A Tuesday news release by Haslam says this was the fastest growth in the Southeast and fifth fastest in the country. It says new data from the U.S. Census Bureau reports the 2017 median household income in Tennessee was about $51,000.
Sioux Falls poverty rate down, but still plenty are in need
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the number of people in the Sioux Falls metropolitan area living in poverty reached a 10-year low in 2017.
Despite the 6.8 percent poverty rate for the area, organizers who work directly with those in need say more residents are eating free meals at outreach locations and more are homeless.
The Argus Leader says the federal poverty line is about $25,000 for a family of four.
Northern New England states still the oldest
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says Maine is still the nation's oldest state, with New Hampshire and Vermont right behind.
The 2017 American Community Survey found the median age in Maine was 44.6, virtually unchanged from 2016. New Hampshire had the second oldest median age at 43.1, followed by Vermont with a median age of 42.9.
Figures show improvement in New Mexico’s child poverty rate
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal figures show the poverty rate among children 5 years old and younger improved in New Mexico last year, but the state still has one of the highest child poverty rates in the nation.
Census: Detroit income rises, poverty rate doesn’t improve
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's poverty rate didn't improve much in 2017, despite the city seeing a second consecutive year of rising incomes, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures.
The city's median household income was about $30,300 last year, a nearly 6 percent increase from 2016, according to the bureau's American Community Survey. The nearly 8 percent increase in 2016 from the previous year was the first significant increase the bureau recorded in Detroit since 2000.