Keenesburg grew by 65% from 2020 to 2022, estimates show. Large cities were relatively stable while some ski towns lost residents.
Broomfield and Kit Carson represent Colorado’s urban-rural divide. One is trying to pack in new residents in a thoughtful way, while the other is hoping no one else moves out.
Janelle Kukuk had misgivings as soon as she heard how officials planned to conduct the once-a-decade census in tiny Mineral County. Dropping census packets off at people’s homes might work in cities and suburbs. But in this Colorado county of 865, residents live on sprawling acreages sometimes inaccessible to delivery people. Her UPS packages are […]
Colorado’s 2021 redistricting of congressional and legislative districts is well underway even in the face of unusual obstacles. Preliminary staff-drawn maps of congressional districts were released last week by Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission, and initial state Senate and House district maps drawn by the Independent Legislative Redistricting Commission’s non-partisan staff will be issued Tuesday. […]
Colorado’s Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission issued its first map last week. At first blush, it looks like a solid attempt by commission staff to honor competing constitutional requirements. Not only does the new map have to adjust for population fluctuations across the state, but it is now required to incorporate competitiveness as a factor and […]
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday that President Donald Trump could categorically exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot seats among the states in the House of Representatives. But it also appeared possible that the justices could avoid a final ruling on the issue until they […]
The U.S. Census Bureau stopped collecting online responses to this year’s census at 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Time Thursday. Mail-in responses must be postmarked no later than Thursday, Oct. 15 and received no later than Oct. 22 to count. The bureau announced the adjusted timeline soon after an unsigned Supreme Court brief released Tuesday overrode a […]
To say that 2020 has not been a normal year to take a national census — well, it doesn’t quite capture the full extent of the situation. The Census Bureau’s normally nonpartisan operations have been repeatedly undercut, whether it’s in the form of chronic underfunding, the federal administration’s fear-stoking attempt in 2019 to add a […]
The last day for Coloradans to respond to the 2020 census, the decennial poll of everyone living in the U.S. that determines how billions of dollars are spent across the country, is fast approaching. As of Thursday, more than 96% of the state’s households have been counted, with almost 70% responding on their own. That’s […]
By a landslide, Colorado voters decided in 2018 to overhaul the state’s once-a-decade redistricting process. The goal: finally putting an end to the partisan bloodsport known as gerrymandering. Now, the responsibility falls on the same voters to ensure that the reforms work as planned. This month, the state began accepting applications to serve on the […]