So-called traditional marriage has declined in Indiana, according to the 2010 Census. The survey shows a 61 percent increase in the number of households led by same-sex couples since 2000. There are now more than 16,000 LGBT couples living together and about one fourth of them are raising children. There was also a large gain… Continue reading Census Shows Same-Sex, Unmarried Couples Leading More Indiana Households
The Louisville Metro Council is seeking a contract employee who can operate a computer program that draws new legislative districts based on census data. The council will still have a say in where district lines are drawn, but the application will make the necessary calculations to ensure the proper number of residents live in each… Continue reading Metro Council to Hire Contractor for Redistricting
Hoping to deliver a redistricting plan by fall 2011, Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, announced the creation of a new ad hoc committee that will focus on redrawing the 26 council districts in accordance with state law and 2010 U.S. Census data. The committee is an extension of a work group created earlier… Continue reading Council Forms Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee
Following a national trend, demographic trends in Louisville indicate that more African-Americans are leaving the urban core and moving to the suburbs. The city’s black population grew 18 percent over the past decade to 154,246, according to census figures analyzed by the Courier-Journal. However, the growth was not in the historically black neighborhoods in the West… Continue reading West Louisville Population Shrinks
It was previously reported that Jefferson County’s population increase over the last decade was due largely to growing Asian and Hispanic populations. The same news was reported in several other counties, and this map from the Census Bureau shows how various populations have grown and shrunk since 2000.
Despite a national population shift to the south and west, Kentucky’s congressional delegation will not change as a result of the 2010 census. But that doesn’t mean the state’s legislative districts will go unchanged.
Census workers will be combing the streets of Kentucky starting this week. More than two-thousand workers, equipped with GPS devices, will be verifying addresses through the summer. Spokesperson Gerard Littlejohn says the 2010 Census is exactly one year away. “The address canvassing is our first big, major field operation,” says Littlejohn. “So right now… Continue reading Census Workers Canvass Kentucky Streets