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November 15, 2021

When Will We Get Good Data on 2020?

The Center for Community Solutions uses data from the American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau in nearly every research project we conduct. As we’ve written in the past, we consider ACS to be the gold standard for reliable, relevant data on a host of community conditions. Since 2005, we’ve been spoiled...

September 20, 2021

Decline in Supplemental Poverty Measure Shows Positive Effect of Pandemic Economic Stimulus

On September 14, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual reports on income, poverty and health insurance coverage for 2020. Following are some highlights of these reports, which were compiled from the Census’s Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC) conducted in March, 2021. 37.2 million Americans were poor in 2020. Of particular...

March 8, 2021

Ohio should plan to delay redistricting process to ensure the best result: fair districts based on accurate data

It was recently announced that Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is suing the U.S. Census Bureau over the delay in delivering 2020 Census data, which will be used in the state’s redistricting process. While frustration over the delays is understandable, the state should consider pursing other avenues to ensure the data used in redistricting is...

September 21, 2020

Cleveland is now the poorest big city in the country

Cleveland had the highest poverty rate among large U.S. cities in 2019, overtaking Detroit, according to data released by the U.S. Census bureau last week. Although Cleveland’s overall poverty rate fell from 33.1 percent to 30.8 percent, Detroit’s rate fell faster and is now just barely below Cleveland’s at 30.6 percent. These estimates are close...

March 30, 2020

If we aren’t all counted, Ohio will have its smallest Congressional delegation in 200 years

The U.S. Constitution requires that the decennial census be used to allocate the number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives each state receives. For the past 50 years, the decennial census and reapportionment has meant a loss of congressional seats for Ohio. For the past 50 years, the decennial census and reapportionment has...

March 30, 2020

A (short) history of the race question on the decennial census

One of the most widely discussed topics on the decennial census are the questions on race, Hispanic origin and ancestry. This conversation is not new for 2020. In fact, the way that we classify people by race and ethnicity has changed frequently since the first census in 1790. The 2020 census questionnaire asks people to...

October 21, 2019

Why I’m nervous about the census

The census – the constitutionally mandated effort by the government to count each person living on U.S. soil every 10 years- is one of this country’s original grassroots movements. It is a more significant undertaking than any campaign, or any get out the vote effort. Every 10 years, we try to count everyone. The results...

September 3, 2019

New census numbers, what we’re keeping an eye on

September is an exciting month for the researchers at The Center for Community Solutions. Each fall the U.S. Census Bureau releases updated data on a host of indicators that we watch closely. While the full data set we use most often for our analysis won’t be released until December, we get quite a bit of...

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