Census bureau finishes some local count challenges

Some cities complained that flawed counts cut off population-based funding, and others cited mapping mistakes that placed buildings in the wrong municipality.

Census data tool maps socioeconomic equity, resilience

My Community Explorer shows location and demographic data on poverty, educational attainment and language that communities can use to measure inequality and make data-driven decisions.

Census 2020 gets its first challenges

Some cities and municipalities are pushing the Census Bureau to correct population counts they say are too low.

Census recounts fail to account for COVID chaos, cities say

Communities that believe pandemic-related chaos made it impossible for census workers to get an accurate count of their populations may have trouble qualifying for a recount and miss out on state and federal funding.

Great mobile app: Census data you can actually use

The America's Economy app goes beyond being a window into a database, it provides a stream of important, regularly updated reports accompanied by graphs.

Census API opens data to developers

The bureau's first public API will let developers make use of Census statistics, and let people and local governments make use of the apps developers create.

The paperless agency: Still just a dream in 2011?

Agencies are getting some help in kicking their expensive and wasteful paper-printing habits.

To keep nimble, Census turns to CRM cloud

Cloud-based customer relationship management system gives Census 360-degree view of data gathered by the thousands of partners that help conduct the census.

The devil is in the data grooming

Getting data cleaned up and in and out of the cloud must be driven by a defined process and deliverable schedule.

Census consolidation by the numbers

A snapshot of the Census Bureau's server virtualization project highlights the key points of its move toward a virtual private cloud.

Center of U.S. population shifts again, and Census is on the trail

The geographic center of the U.S. population has shifted west and south over the past 10 years to Texas County, Missouri. The Census Bureau and NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey are marking the occasion – and the spot.

10 great public-sector websites

Federal, state and local Web managers are getting the message that public-facing websites must be useful, easily accessible and interactive for visitors, as this year's roundup of great government sites shows.

Census.gov: Measuring America

Interactive, multimedia features give visitors the past and present of U.S. population.

NASA's new frontiers in Web site design

NASA takes home a Webby Award for its Home and City site that details all the everyday technologies that grew out of the space program. The Air Force, Census Bureau and San Ramon, Calif., Fire Department also were honored.

Census allows little time to build networks for temporary offices

Computer networks had to be installed at more than 500 temporary Census offices across the country for the 2010 count.

Census struggles to solve IT problems in time for 2010 count

With time running out before the decennial head count gets fully under way, key IT systems the Census Bureau is relying on still have performance problems, the Government Accountability Office told Congress.

Census prepares IT for 2010

Natural disasters and economic challenges have complicated preparations for the 2010 census.