Census 2020 News

How The Citizenship Question Could Break The Census»

FiveThirtyEight | April 23, 2019 – The Trump administration is facing an important question: Why add a question to the census that could harm the quality and credibility of the data — and also may not be necessary?

NM spending $3.5 million to boost census participation»

Albuquerque Journal | April 23, 2019 – With the 2020 census approaching, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is aiming to bolster New Mexicans’ participation in the once-per-decade count that is used to determine congressional representation, federal funding levels and more.

A year before the 2020 census, experts share four key insights»

The Brookings Institute | April 23, 2019 – On April 1, 2019, national experts gathered at Brookings for a joint event with the National League of Cities (NLC) Institute to discuss what the 2020 census means not only for the nation as a whole, but also for the major cities and metropolitan areas on the front lines of America’s demographic change. 

Census Accuracy Crucial to NM’s Federal Funding»

Albuquerque Journal | April 8, 2019 – Because federal money for various programs is often predicated on the state’s population, counting every resident of New Mexico is critically important, said Allan Oliver, executive director of the Thornburg Foundation, which is part of a group that has organized to make sure New Mexico’s census count is as accurate as possible.

New Mexico Must Get Ready for Census Now»

Albuquerque Journal | April 8, 2019 – According to a George Washington University study, New Mexico receives approximately $7.8 billion from the top 54 federal programs – from Medicaid, food stamps, highway funding, Head Start, Title I education, housing vouchers, and Medicare.

New Mexico taking measures to ensure accurate census»

Santa Fe New Mexican | April 6, 2019 – If you have internet at home, responding will be as easy as clicking a computer mouse. But in many parts of New Mexico, the technological upgrade means little as the 2020 count approaches.