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Public News Service - MO: Census

Invitations to respond to the 2020 U.S. census are being mailed this week. (AdobeStock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, Missourians are being reminded about an important civic duty. Households now are receiving 2020 census invitations in the mail, but responses also can be completed online or by phone. Missouri receives roughly $16 billion in federa

Some 10% of Missouri children younger than age 5 live in census tracts deemed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The 2020 census kicks off in about two months, and there's a lot on the line for some of Missouri's most vulnerable residents -- especially children. The results of the count will determine Missouri's allocation of federal funds over the next decade. Children younger than 18

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering whether it is constitutional to ask everyone about their citizenship status on the 2020 Census. (U.S. Census Bureau)

ST. LOUIS – The next U.S. census is less than a year away, and nonprofit groups are putting politics aside and marshaling their forces at a conference today in St. Louis. Groups like the Missouri Foundation for Health and the United Way want to make sure that Missouri gets an accurate count

The annual Missouri snapshot of child well-being shows improvement in family and community, economic and education categories, but a need for improvement in areas of health. (biker3/AdobeStock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - For the past five years, Missouri has made continuous improvements in reducing the number of children younger than age 18 living in poverty and experiencing food insecurity. In other areas, however, the state has work to do. In the latest update from Missouri Kids Count, progr

The issue of whether to allow a question about citizenship on the 2020 U.S. Census eventually may be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. (Twenty20)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Civil rights and immigrants' groups are celebrating a ruling by a federal judge in New York that removes a question from the 2020 Census that would ask people about their citizenship status. However, the issue isn't settled. The question is controversial because some experts b

Photo: children eating at school program   Courtesy of frac.org

FORSYTH, Mo. - Missourians aren't making much headway in digging themselves out of the recession. New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show nearly 16 percent of Missourians living in poverty in 2011, about the same as the year before. That total includes more than 300,000 children. In the Ozark

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