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New York City’s Population Booms — But Not for Everyone, Everywhere

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.

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NYC Asian Activists Seek to Turn Surging Population Into Electoral Power

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.

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Heat, Fear and Stubborn Doormen: What Census Workers Face in the Final Month of NYC Count

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.

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In Emptier Manhattan, Low Census Responses Prompt Outreach to Those Who Left

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.

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Co-Op City Succeeds With Census While Much of NYC Struggles. What’s Its Secret?

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.

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Counting the Ways New York is Getting Creative With Promoting the Census

With the in-person approach no longer viable, outreach efforts are being re-aimed to inspire participation through unexpected tactics.

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As Census Efforts Ramp Up, Coronavirus Fears Complicate the Game Plan

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.

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NYC’s Basement Apartment Crackdown Clashes With Census Outreach Efforts

Building inspectors targeting illegal apartments risk making immigrants even less likely to respond, city advisers warn.

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City Reveals $40 Million Plan of Attack on 2020 Census

The effort will rely on outreach to traditionally undercounted communities with Congressional representation and federal funding at stake.

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NYC Census Scam Fighters Gearing Up for 2020 Battle

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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Counting on Old Uptown Playbook for Citywide Census Success

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.

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AOC Makes a Bronx Census Push Amid Fears of Lost House Seats

More than a quarter of the residents in freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ district are non-citizens — the highest percentage in the state.

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Making it Count: Immigration Advocates Seek Census Outreach Funding Boost

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.