The federal government is proposing to downgrade 144 cities in all from the metropolitan statistical area designation, which some areas fear will affect federal funding and their ability to lure businesses and talent.
State lawmakers face the once-a-decade task of drawing new districts for congressional seats, along with the 100 Indiana House and 50 state Senate districts, based on population shifts.
The Census Bureau director’s departure comes as the statistical agency is crunching the numbers for the 2020 census, which will be used to determine how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state gets.
Adjacent Illinois’ population fell by 79,487 residents to 12.6 million, the second biggest loss nationwide after only New York state.
The Trump administration argued that the head count needed to end immediately to give the Census Bureau time to meet a year-end deadline.
A special three-judge panel out of New York wrote that the president’s argument that undocumented immigrants should not be counted runs afoul of a statute saying apportionment must be based on everyone who is a resident of the United States.
More than 40% of Hoosiers have already filled out the 2020 Census, but concerns remain about getting the rest of the state to respond during a public health crisis.
The 2020 census will help determine how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state gets, as well as the distribution of some $1.5 trillion in federal spending.
More than 100 million households across America, including those in Indianapolis, will begin receiving invitations by mail this week to respond to the U.S. Census.
In Marion County, 20% of households still have to be verified during the address-canvassing process, but that’s the smallest amount in the central Indiana region.
Justices ruled 5-4 on Thursday, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four liberals in the relevant part of the outcome.
The U.S. Census Bureau is preparing to launch its 2020 count, and the data collected will determine how much the state could receive for the next 10 years.
According to a new report, the worst-case scenario in Indiana predicts the population could be undercounted by nearly 40,000 people.
The increase is the Indiana’s strongest annual gain since 2009 and outpaced neighboring states.
Indianapolis added an estimated 5,549 people between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, but was passed by a Texas city that added 18,664 people.
The 2020 U.S. Census will include a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats, who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating.
Population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show Columbus, Ohio, overtook Indianapolis in 2016.
The county-level estimates show Indiana's five fastest-growing counties are the suburban counties that surround Indianapolis.
Carmel’s population has grown by 7,755 people since 2010, the city announced Wednesday, citing a partial special census it conducted late last year.