How cities and states are preparing for the first digital census


Technology is playing a central role in community preparation efforts, as organizers attempt to ensure that no one is left uncounted in 2020.

Mayors alarmed by 'unprecedented challenges' ahead of 2020 census


Urging more funding for the upcoming decennial count, 161 leaders write to the secretary of commerce.

Citizen-sourced data toolkit shows communities how to get more accurate numbers


A new guide and text-messaging tool provides communities a blueprint for gathering information closer to the source.

Map helps states spot hard-to-count districts for 2020 census


A new tool is hoped to avoid undercounts that can leave some regions at risk of political and financial misrepresentation.

Improvements to GIS data generate more federal funding for states, study finds


Ongoing research at George Washington University reveals a strong correlation between fuller population counts and increased funding.

Data project looks at impact of federal dollars on states


After the Census Bureau stopped publishing a report on federal spending on states, the nonprofit the National Priorities Project launched a website to fill the void.