According to the 2000 Census, there were approximately 1.25 million people living in the United States who self-identified as Arab. But many advocates estimate the Arab American population to be three times that size—over 3.5 million.
The Census Bureau printed instructional materials in some 60 languages this year, but Mixotec, Mayan, Zapotec or any other indigenous Mexican language were not among them.
Fi2W Reporter Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska was a guest on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show today. She talked about what changes in NYC’s Polish community the 2010 Census will reveal.
Deep into the count, the city is still struggling to improve on its poor showing in the 2000 Census.
Korean is one of 6 official languages that the census questionnaire can be completed in. That doesn’t mean counting Koreans in New York is easy.
While Filipino Americans generally support the census, undocumented Filipino immigrants worry about giving out personal information.
Part of a series on the 2010 Census and immigrant communities connected to the official census languages.
Recent victories by Chinese candidates are helping the census drive this year, but New York’s Chinese community has already seen how the census count has helped to shape its political power in bitter and joyful ways.
Listen to the story about efforts to count undocumented Latino immigrants in Queens, NY.
A Bloomberg administration official says the number of New Yorkers who have mailed back their completed census forms “is horribly low right now.”