Census

More than 180,000 reported “American Indian” heritage, amounting to 2% of the city’s population. Participants in a weekend Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration said New York City should do more to honor the holiday.
New Census numbers show a record 8.8 million people live in the five boroughs, with population up 7.7% overall. Growth was especially strong in Brooklyn — but not for Black residents, whose numbers were down citywide.
New Census numbers showing a 43% increase of Asian New Yorkers in Brooklyn and a 29% jump in Queens fuel demands for more representation as the process for redrawing elected officials’ district lines heats up.
Enumerators hired by the U.S. Census Bureau have until Sept. 30 to avoid an undercount. But pandemic-scarred New Yorkers are less likely than ever to welcome in strangers.
In some wealthy areas like the Upper East Side’s “Gold Coast,” Census responses are dragging behind 2010 figures by double digits amid the pandemic.
Over 70% of households have filled out surveys in chunks of The Bronx’s “city within a city,” compared to 49% citywide average amid the COVID crisis.
With the in-person approach no longer viable, outreach efforts are being re-aimed to inspire participation through unexpected tactics.
Census forms for the big count will be sent out in two weeks and amid coronavirus worries following the city’s first diagnosis this weekend.
Building inspectors targeting illegal apartments risk making immigrants even less likely to respond, city advisers warn.
The effort will rely on outreach to traditionally undercounted communities with Congressional representation and federal funding at stake.
The first-ever digital count brings new risks. Among New York’s weapons to fight misinformation: libraries — and buying up URLs con artists covet.
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In 2010, Washington Heights and Inwood had the city’s best response rate. Officials are looking to replicate the magic amid Census 2020’s challenges.
More than a quarter of the residents in freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ district are non-citizens — the highest percentage in the state.
A pending U.S. Supreme Court decision and budget woes could stymie local efforts to get an accurate tally in next year’s count, some fear.