PRB Topic Feed: U.S. Census and ACS/Topics/US-Census-and-ACS.aspxThe U.S. Decennial Census and the American Community Survey: Looking Back and Looking AheadAs part of PRB's Policy Seminar series, Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, and Frank Vitrano, associate director for the 2020 Census, discussed the quality of the 2010 Census, the future of the American Community Survey, and early plans for the 2020 Census.04/13/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/us-census-2010.aspx42d06798-6acf-4b81-8073-cc5a66cd6be6Census-Taking and the Invisibility of Urban American IndiansContrary to stereotypes about reservation living, most American Indians live in cities. Research conducted in the San Francisco Bay area shows a mobile population that can be impossible for census takers to track. 05/02/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/CensusTakingandtheInvisibilityofUrbanAmericanIndians.aspx15caff53-2bc5-4e03-b4fb-7e1bbe013ed8Income Inequality Rises Across the United StatesThe Gini Index, which measures inequality across households, registered its first significant year-to-year increase since 1993, according to data released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau. Since 1967, household inequality has increased by 20 percent.09/20/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/us-income-inequality.aspx148b3108-8221-4bd9-a3ce-89d61c4fcbf0Why Not Adjust the U.S. Census? A PRB Policy Seminar With Kenneth WachterThe last three U.S. population censuses missed between 0.1 percent and 1.8 percent of the population. University of California-Berkeley professor Kenneth Wachter outlined the methods for estimating the undercount and the thorny issues surrounding the question of whether to adjust the census.12/16/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/wachterseminardec08.aspx00d9c15f-094c-4a97-8a63-36e945e230c9The U.S. Census TraditionThe United States has conducted a census every 10th year beginning with 1790. Except during the 1920s, the results were used to reapportion state representation in the U.S. Congress once a decade, and eventually for assessing taxes, and a myriad of other purposes. 04/09/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/censustradition.aspxea49020c-cd26-4531-af74-ead0bd6b0b73Use of the American Community Survey in the Context of the Voting Rights ActMore than 10,000 jurisdictions in the United States will have to redraw district boundaries to meet the one-person/one-vote criteria based on 2010 Census results. Experts will have to be aware of the Voting Rights Act, which protects the voting rights of minorities. 12/12/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/acs-votingrights.aspxe9209296-c325-4f63-99ff-16370b40c9c3Summary of a Workshop on the American Community SurveyOn June 28, 2011, the Population Reference Bureau and the Annie E. Casey Foundation co-hosted a workshop to discuss opportunities and challenges presented by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), with a particular focus on the five-year ACS estimates. 08/11/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/acs-workshop-2011.aspx4afbde92-faae-4772-ac43-22eb5e2adb14Politics and Science in Census TakingAuthor Kenneth Prewitt shows how policymaking, democratic principles, partisan politics, and science come together in the census, especially in Census 2000. The following excerpt is from the report "Politics and Science in Census Taking"; published by the Russell Sage Foundation and the Population Reference Bureau.11/20/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/PoliticsandScienceinCensusTaking.aspxd3c86aea-ba56-403e-9f68-e4a6ee39d1a9Government and Democracy, Politics and ScienceThis report is one of several in the new series The American People, which sets the results of Census 2000 in context and collectively provides a portrait of the American people in a new century.04/23/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/GovernmentandDemocracyPoliticsandScience.aspx57bd54a6-3f35-42ed-9374-3fd80cadaeefFormer U.S. Census Bureau Director Ken Prewitt Ponders Census 2000Kenneth Prewitt, former director of the U.S. Census Bureau, spoke with PRB about the 2000 Census and its implications for social policy in the United States. Prewitt oversaw preparations for and the execution of Census 2000 as the bureau's director from October 1998 to January 2001. 06/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/FormerUSCensusBureauDirectorKenPrewittPondersCensus2000.aspx30cbcf6c-e1d2-421c-9d13-f683fd86a86f