U.S. Census

Report: White men earn more in Ohio than any other demographic

BY: - July 14, 2021

It probably doesn't come as a shock that White men earn more in Ohio than women and minorities. But a report released Tuesday shows the disparities are striking. In 2019, the average non-White Ohioan made about 20% less than the average White male in the state. And the average White woman made almost a full third less, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Community Survey data conducted by Scioto Analysis, a Columbus-based economics and public policy firm.

COMMENTARY

Federal policy has failed to protect Indigenous women

BY: - June 22, 2021

By Sheena L. Gilbert, University of Nebraska Omaha; Emily Wright, University of Nebraska Omaha, and Tara N. Richards, University of Nebraska Omaha Lawmakers in the nation’s capital have an opportunity to fix a longstanding problem with the landmark legislation to prevent domestic violence: its failure to protect Indigenous women. The 1994 Violence Against Women Act, […]

Ohio to receive redistricting data in Aug., per agreement with federal gov’t

BY: - May 25, 2021

The state of Ohio and federal government have reached an agreement to make sure U.S. Census Data is released by Aug. 16 that will be used for redistricting purposes. The government had already promised to abide by that date, but now is required to meet that August deadline as part of a legal settlement agreement. […]

Census data kicks off partisan brawl in statehouses over U.S. House seats

BY: - April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — The announcement of which states will lose and gain U.S. House districts in 2023 was the opening bell for the cutthroat, once-a-decade process of redrawing district boundaries. The results of the state-level fights now unfolding will shape not only the partisan makeup of each congressional delegation, but also help determine whether Democrats can […]

Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, Montana among the winners gaining U.S. House seats

BY: - April 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — After months of delays, the U.S. Census Bureau on Monday gave states part of the critical data needed to redraw their U.S. House boundaries: an updated tally of how many people live within their borders, and the number of House districts that each state will have for the next decade. For six states, the long-awaited […]

COMMENTARY

Taking stock of the 2020 Election results in Ohio and their consequences

BY: - November 4, 2020

While the U.S. anxiously awaits the results of an extremely close presidential election, the results in Ohio are becoming far more clear. The long and short of it appears to be: President Donald Trump has won in Ohio (by an eight point margin, the same spread as 2016, and two points higher than his winning […]

Report: Rate of uninsured children rises significantly

BY: - October 12, 2020

After hitting a historically low rate in 2016, the number of uninsured children has gradually grown to eliminate progress made in the country. Ohio, alone, had a double-digit jump in the three-year study. Nationally, the rate of children not covered by medical insurance was down to 4.7% in 2016, but started to increase again the […]

Haven’t filled out your 2020 U.S. Census form? There is still time

BY: - August 28, 2020

Time is running out to get counted in the U.S. Census. The U.S. Census Bureau announced it will be ending its counting efforts on Sept. 30 — a month earlier than initially planned. After that, the government will stop conducting door-to-door visits and accepting responses through other means.  That leaves a little more than four […]

Feds release unemployment guidance, could be a long time before supplements reach Ohioans

BY: - August 17, 2020

As promised, the U.S. Department of Labor last week released guidance to the states on how it will disburse money to supplement unemployment checks. But it’s far from clear when — or whether — hundreds of thousands of out-of-work Ohioans will see those funds. A $600-a-week federal supplement had been credited with keeping millions of […]

More than 500,000 Ohioans couldn’t pay rent last month, census survey estimates

BY: - July 8, 2020

A survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that more than 500,000 Ohioans were unable to pay rent last month because of financial insecurity amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The bureau’s Household Pulse Survey studies COVID-19’s impact on social and economic factors like employment, finances, food insecurity, housing, health and schooling. The latest poll indicated […]

COVID-19 threatens census. At stake: money, political power

BY: - April 1, 2020

WASHINGTON — It’s National Census Day. Organizations across the country are marking the occasion with webinars, virtual rallies, Twitter chats and other digital events throughout the week. April 1 is the date by which all people in U.S. households are to be counted. But the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to make the count even more difficult than usual, […]

Pension oversight, jobs for military spouses, and childhood poverty

BY: - January 29, 2020

Each day in our newsletter, we are highlighting stories and commentary from other media big and small throughout Ohio and the nation. If you’d like to get this feature directly to your inbox, please sign up for our newsletter here.  Catching Our Eye: Hot pursuit. Cleveland.com’s Andrew Tobias is reporting, “Ohio lawmakers pursuing pension oversight bills.” “Some Ohio lawmakers […]