For the first time in 27 years, the U.S. government is changing how it categorizes people by race and ethnicity.
The decision comes after community feedback highlighted concerns that the proposed changes would vastly undercount Americans with disabilities.
Disability researchers and advocates say the proposed changes could cut their numbers by millions.
The poverty rate jumped, and soon the number of uninsured people will rise too. But there's a way we could avoid all of that.
Despite entering false information, their work wasn't redone fully and in some cases the census takers received bonuses, the Office of Inspector General reported.
A U.S. House committee has passed a bill outlawing the distribution of fake or misleading materials that resemble census forms or prevent people from participating in the nation's head count.
For decades, Black residents have been leaving some of the nation's largest cities while suburbs have seen Black population growth.
The 2020 census overlooked Black, Latinx and Native American residents at higher rates than a decade ago.
Experts predict the new center will be 12.8 miles southwest of Plato, Missouri, which has held the title since the 2010 Census.
The white population is aging and has fallen to its smallest share of the total population on record, the Census Bureau found.