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  1. census
    Despite Everything, New York City Is Still a Very Popular Place to LiveThere are now almost nine million residents, per new census data.
  2. cityscape
    New York City Is Facing a Census EmergencyAnd if we’re undercounted, the results may be dire.
  3. immigration
    U.S. Population Grows at Slowest Rate Since World War ITrump has succeeded in discouraging immigration — and thus, weakening the U.S. economically and geopolitically.
  4. reapportionment
    Final Pre-Census Estimates Show Which States Will Gain Power After 2020The long trend toward Sunbelt gains and Rust Belt losses continues with a few exceptions.
  5. gerrymandering
    How Badly Did the Supreme Court Damage Democracy Today?Intelligencer staffers discuss consequential rulings on partisan gerrymandering and the U.S. census.
  6. census
    Trump Just Confirmed His Administration Is Lying in Census CaseThe White House says it needs to ask Census respondents about their citizenship to enforce the Voting Rights Act. Trump just told a different story.
  7. census
    How Disastrous Is Adding a Citizenship Question to the Census?Benjamin Hart and Ed Kilgore discuss SCOTUS’s apparent willingness to let the Trump administration get away with undercounting the population.
  8. supreme court
    Supreme Court Telegraphs Approval for Adding Citizenship Question to CensusIf the decision goes the way it appears to be going, states with many immigrants will lose federal funds and all sorts of political clout.
  9. government shutdown
    Yet Again, Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over His Precious WallDemocrats aren’t in the mood to give Trump his border wall money, and are demanding concessions on Mueller and the 2020 Census.
  10. brett kavanaugh
    Kavanaugh’s First Vote Could Help Trump Rig the 2020 CensusThe White House is trying to escape court-ordered depositions about its handling of the Census. This week, Kavanaugh could stay those orders.
  11. census
    Memo Contradicts Ross’s Rationale For Adding Citizenship Question to CensusWilbur Ross insisted that he didn’t add the question to deliberately under-count immigrants, but rather, to protect black Americans’ voting rights.
  12. America Will Only Remain ‘Majority White’ If Blacks Remain an UnderclassTo say that Latinos will “become white” is to say that they will help fortify a racial caste system that subordinates African-Americans.
  13. only in new york?
    People Still Eager to Move to Overcrowded, Ridiculously Expensive PlaceNew York City, of course.
  14. census
    Dreary Census Data Show 1 in 2 Are Poor or Low-IncomeThe census findings paint a bleak picture for lower-income citizens.
  15. census sensibility
    New York Insists the Census Overlooked, Oh, About 50,000 PeopleWe want those people back!
  16. blobs
    For Twenty Years Now, a Higher Percentage of New Yorkers Have Fled This State Than Have Residents of Any Other StateBut we keep having an insane amount of babies, so our population remains the same!
  17. census
    New York Trumps L.A. in Diversity Thanks, in Part, to One Brooklyn NeighborhoodDyker Heights.
  18. blobs
    ‘Will the Older Generation Pay for Educating a Younger Generation That Looks Less Like Itself?’The ‘Times’ is worried about all these minority babies.
  19. census sensibility
    The Census Is the Most Exciting Thing to Ever Happen to Plato, MissouriIt’s the new population center of the United States.
  20. census
    New York City Census Results Are In, Mayor Already Quibbling“In Queens, common sense says we didn’t go up by 1,000 people.”
  21. 2012
    President Obama Just Lost Six Electoral VotesThe Census is anti-Obama.
  22. poverty
    Sign o’ the Times: One in Seven Americans Lives in PovertyThe overall poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent, the highest since 1994.
  23. oh republicans!
    GOP Infighting Over Fake Census Mailers Is Getting UncomfortableRepublican congressmen say the RNC is intentionally trying to deceive people.
  24. oh republicans!
    RNC Thinks Its Fake Census Mailer Has Nothing to Do With Law Banning Fake Census MailersThey really, really want to keep sending out fake Census mailers.
  25. Rich New Yorkers Don’t Want to Fill Out the Census EitherThe residents of some luxury apartment buildings were the worst at mailing back the Census.
  26. what the kids are doing
    Williamsburg Thinks the Census Is, Like, MehHipsters and Jews both hate the census.
  27. census sensibility
    Karl Rove Assures a Skittish Nation Not to Be Afraid of the CensusFor liberals, this is like the clown from ‘It’ telling you it’s okay to go to the circus.
  28. New Yorkers Have Better Things To Do Than Fill Out CensusNYC census participation way below the national average.
  29. the post-racial world
    Are You a Negro?The Census wants to know.
  30. sad things
    Dead Census Worker Killed HimselfBill Sparkman was after the insurance money.
  31. scary things
    Has Nancy Pelosi’s Fear of Political Violence Been Realized?A census worker is found hanged with the word “fed” scrawled across his chest.
  32. in other news
    Bad News for Mr. Big: ‘Sex and the City’ Is Kind of RightWe hate to reinforce Sex and the City stereotypes almost as much as Chris Noth does, so it is with mixed feelings that we report the following: They’re kind of true. New York women are single, overeducated, creative, and moneyed, and there are new federal stats to prove it. According to an analysis of Census data, a New York woman is fourteen times more likely to be an actress than her average American counterpart; no easy feat, considering how heavily L.A. should be skewing the nationwide stats on that one. She’s also nine times more likely to be an author, a lawyer, or a judge. Only 45 percent of adult New York City women have ever been married (that proportion drops to 37 percent in Manhattan); the national average is 61 percent. And one more sub-trend that caught our eye: Married women in Manhattan have “much higher household income” but lower earnings than the singles. Ergo, when female New Yorkers do succumb to matrimony, they tend to marry up. Hello, Trey MacDougal. Women of New York City [Gotham Gazette] Big Regrets From Former Mr. Big [NYM]
  33. in other news
    Only 7.96 Million Stories in the Naked City!A brief, noteworthy detail in those census-data stories: The city’s population, which hit an all-time high of 8,008,278 in 2000, fell to a mere 7,956,113 — a staggering decline of 52,165, or 0.65 percent. It must be all those fleeing Puerto Ricans. Latinos on the Rise in the City [NYDN] Earlier: Dominicans Like the Island Manhattan, Smoke on Your Pipe and Put That In