July 2, 2022

Black people, Latinos and Native Americans in the 2020 Census: NPR

A Census Bureau employee waits to gather information from the public during the 2020 Census promotional event in New York City.

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A Census Bureau employee waits to gather information from the public during the 2020 Census promotional event in New York City.

Brendan McDermott / Reuters

The 2020 census followed a long-standing trend of underestimating black people, Latinos and Native Americans, while counting people identified as non-Latin white. The U.S. Census Bureau released the report Thursday.

Latinos were outnumbered three times more than a decade ago in the 2020 census.

Among Native Americans reserved and black people, the net low rates were higher in numbers but not statistically different from 2010 rates.

In 2010, the number of people identified as white and non-Latin was almost twice as high. Asian Americans were also over-represented. Based on the Bureau’s estimates, it is unclear how good the 2020 Pacific island population will be.

The long-awaited discoveries came Series of research conducted by the Bureau To measure the accuracy of the latest head count of people living in the United States used for political representation and redistribution of federal funds across the country over the next 10 years.

Disorders caused by corona virus infection and Interference by the administration of former President Donald Trump Raised warnings about the increased risk of missing persons once a decade in the country’s population. Govit-19 too The bureau’s subsequent survey caused several delays in the survey It is used to determine the accuracy of the census results and to plan the next national census for 2030.

However, the Bureau has previously stated that it believes in the results of the census. “Suitable for use“Allocating seats to congressional seats and electoral college votes in each state, as well as redesigning voting districts.

Census numbers are also used to guide distribution It is estimated to be $ 1.5 trillion in federal currency each year For communities in health, education, transportation and other public services. Some tribals, state and local authorities are considering Ways to challenge the results For potential corrections that may be a factor in future financial decisions.

The report, released by the Bureau on Thursday, provided only a nationwide view of the accuracy of the figures, and the company says it plans to release statewide measurements this summer.

Timothy Kennel, assistant division head of statistical systems, said: “We have many more states to check and review. A webinar before Thursday’s release.