December 21, 2010 -
It's official: The 2010 Census numbers have been released, and the South's projected growth in population and political clout -- which Facing South has been writing about for over two years -- is now reality. Here are some of the highlights from the Census data released today:
September 27, 2010 -
It's been clear for a while that the South's political clout will grow after the 2010 Census data was released next year and used to redo the nation's Congressional districts. But a new projection suggests the region's gains will be even bigger than had been estimated earlier, with Southern states picking as many as eight House seats and Electoral College votes for president.
July 13, 2010 -
The 2010 Census count is winding down, which means the Census Bureau is already crunching millions of pieces of data -- information it will hand off to lawmakers to decide where money is spent and how political lines are redrawn.
July 12, 2010 -
As the 2010 Census count winds down, the agency which has employed over 700,000 people over the last two years -- a vital boost during the Great Recession -- is now laying off most of its employees, as The New York Times reports:
April 20, 2010 -
In 2008, two-thirds of Latinos in the U.S. voted for President Obama.
April 15, 2010 -
How important is the 2010 Census to Mississippi? And with over 11 percent of Mississippians out of work, what impact could the economic recession and housing crisis have on the Census count -- and the billions in federal dollars linked to Census data?
April 1, 2010 -
Today is Census Day. Yes, it's also April Fool's Day (whose bright idea was that?), but the 2010 Census count is serious business. Why? For one, the economy. Communities simply can't afford not to be counted in the 2010 Census -- especially in the wake of the Great Recession.