Refugees hinder the US economy, the Trump administration has said as it cuts refugee admissions to record lows. But data show that they boost economies, revive neighborhoods and expand tax bases.
Differential privacy lets people to share data anonymously, but people need to know more about it to make informed decisions.
When voters in November pick among the candidates for state legislatures, they are choosing the people who will make the new electoral maps for congressional elections.
The census will likely count fewer Black Americans, Indigenous peoples, Asian Americans and Americans of Hispanic or Latino origin than there actually are.
Australia lacks a coherent national approach to planning where settlement and growth happens. It's time to take stock of our cities and regions and work together to improve outcomes across the nation.
An accurate census requires good data in and good data out. With the 2020 census, the US has unprecedented challenges with both.
Extreme weather events prompt people to move, a trend that could accelerate in a warming climate. But the ability to migrate internally in the US depends largely on economic status.
Black and immigrant communities in Canada are more vulnerable to COVID-19.
Emily Klancher Merchant, a historian of science and technology at the University of California at Davis, shares some of the most interesting stories behind the 2020 census questionnaire
African Americans, young children and rural Americans are a few of the groups at risk of being undercounted in this year's census.
For most of the past five decades, income inequality has been higher in rural counties than in urban areas. Now, urban areas are catching up.
How accurate will the 2020 census be? A demographer explains which communities are hard to count, how the coronavirus could affect the process and what's at stake.
Countries have been trying to count their populations since the Han dynasty in China.
The 2020 census will now count some groups differently than it has in the past. That could make a difference in the final count – affecting which states receive funding and congressional seats.
Census data are used to determine federal funding on everything from highway construction to poverty services. With many students heading back to their parents' homes, college towns may take a hit.
A quarter of Americans, many of them non-white, are worried about data privacy and confidentiality in the 2020 census.
Happiness varies by location, and what matters for happiness varies as well.
The results of the 1920 census kicked off a bitter, decadelong political squabble. Could the same happen again in 2020?
A scholar disproves the long-held assumption that black names are a recent phenomenon.
More workplaces are allowing employees to telecommute, but there are still barriers to more flexible arrangements.