Tag: 2010 Census


New York Has No South Asian Elected Officials. Why?

New York’s diverse South Asian immigrant communities experienced rapid, expansive growth over the last decade. But political representation has lagged behind. Fi2W blog editor Sarah Kate Kramer discussed the issue on WNYC’s The Takeaway.

With a Shrinking Immigrant Population, Manhattan’s Chinatown Ponders Future

Manhattan’s Chinatown lost population over the past decade. New Census figures showing the decline have added to an intense debate about the future of the historic neighborhood.

Hispanic Voting Population Still Behind, But Catching Up

Less than fifty percent of Hispanics living in the U.S. are eligible to vote at this time, but that’s changing. New Census data points toward greater Hispanic political clout in coming years.

Census Shows Hispanic Growth Much Higher Than Expected In Many Areas

Dramatic increases in the Hispanic population are seen around the country, especially in the south and west.

Hispanics Lead Population Growth in South and West, Leading to Congressional Seats

The first round of data from the 2010 Census has been released, and it shows that immigrants, particularly Hispanics, were responsible for much of the population growth over the last decade.

Color Coded Census Maps: Where We Live Now

Eric Fischer’s maps show where whites, blacks, Asians and Hispanics live, and illustrate the degree to which American cities remain segregated along racial lines.


Census Focuses on Russian Immigrants in Effort to Achieve Full Count

Community organizers and census workers are trying to ease resistance to the census among Russian immigrants in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY.

Arab Americans Struggle For Accurate Census Count

According to the 2000 Census, there were approximately 1.25 million people living in the United States who self-identified as Arab. But many advocates estimate the Arab American population to be three times that size—over 3.5 million.

Overlooked: Indigenous Mexican Immigrants and the 2010 Census

The Census Bureau printed instructional materials in some 60 languages this year, but Mixotec, Mayan, Zapotec or any other indigenous Mexican language were not among them.


Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska Talks To WNYC’s Brian Lehrer About The Polish Immigrant Community

Fi2W Reporter Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska was a guest on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show today. She talked about what changes in NYC’s Polish community the 2010 Census will reveal.