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Current Topic: The U.S. Census

KPBS producer Pat Finn moderates a Facebook Live interview with census experts Dr. Tom Wong, UCSD associate professor of political science; Griselda Ramirez, director of civic engagement for Mid-City CAN; and Jeffrey Enos, deputy regional director for the Census Bureau. A question-and-answer session is moderated by the National Conflict Resolution Center.

The U.S. Census In The News

San Diego County Works For Accurate Census Count

San Diego County officials are hoping for an accurate census tally in the region this year because federal funding hangs in the balance.

New Call Center Encourages Apprehensive Immigrants To Complete The Census

"Community messengers" in City Heights try to advise immigrants who may not trust or understand the census.

The Census Sets Out To Hire Thousands Of People

To Fight Undercount And To help With Education And Outreach Efforts In City Heights

The U.S. Census is rolling out efforts to amp up outreach and education in communities such as City Heights.

National City Prepares For 2020 Census After Undercount In 2010

Officials and business leaders in National City are aiming to avoid a repeat of the 2010 census when, they believe, their immigrant-heavy city was under-counted.

Effort Underway To Ensure Every Californian Is Counted In The Census

California is spending $187 million to make sure every Californian is counted in the 2020 census.

Many California Communities Will Be Hard To Count For 2020 Census

Tuesday is the final day for public comment on census questions

As the 2020 census approaches, California officials are confronting the possibility that their population will be undercounted.