Census Shows Same-Sex, Unmarried Couples Leading More Indiana Households

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 […]

Metro Council to Hire Contractor for Redistricting

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 […]

Council Forms Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee

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 […]

West Louisville Population Shrinks

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 […]

Census Workers Canvass Kentucky Streets

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 […]