A new housing subdivision. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. ‘Heartland’ Near Historic Shift From Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) – America’s population center is edging away from the Midwest, pulled by Hispanic growth in the Southwest, according to census figures. The historic shift is changing the nation’s politics and even the traditional […]


A portion of the official U.S. Census form, pictured on March 18, 2010, asked citizens about their race. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Census Numbers Show Huge Hispanic Growth

Census numbers set for release Thursday afternoon are expected to show huge growth in the Hispanic population in Texas.


Forms for Census 2010 are displayed. (credit: Getty Images/Alex Wong)

Census: Number Of Poor May Be Millions Higher

The number of poor people in the U.S. is millions higher than previously known, with 1 in 6 Americans — many of them 65 and older — struggling in poverty due to rising medical care and other costs.


The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Fight Looms After Texas Gets 4 New U.S. House Seats

A surge of Hispanic residents and other population gains have Texas poised to add more congressional clout than any other state, but a partisan fight now looms over exactly where the new seats should go.


Forms for Census 2010 are displayed. (credit: Getty Images/Alex Wong)

Census Data Shows Texas To Get 4 More House Seats

A heavy influx of new residents, many of whom are Hispanics, has Texas poised to gain more congressional seats than any other state.