Judge signs off on Congressional map

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Thursday adopted a redistricting plan that will establish slightly different boundaries for New Mexico’s three congressional districts and made the fewest changes among the proposed alternatives. The new map keeps Clovis in the state’s 3rd Congressional District, represented by Democrat Ben Ray Lujan. Dora, […]

Census: Hispanic population grew 34 percent in Roosevelt County

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Argen Duncan Like the rest of New Mexico, Roosevelt and Curry counties saw a leap in the Hispanic population in the last decade, according to the latest U.S. Census numbers. Roosevelt County’s Hispanic population age 18 and older grew 34.2 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to the census. The county’s adult Anglo population, on […]

Census shows increases in Portales

Kevin Wilson Local leaders expressed optimism Tuesday, as growth at Cannon Air Force Base and Eastern New Mexico University helped fuel double-digit percentage growth between the 2000 U.S. Census numbers and the 2010 numbers. The Portales population jumped 10.3 percent from 11,131 to 12,280, according to figures available at census.gov. “It was a little above […]

Portales past: June 13, 1950

June 13, 1950: Census officials announced Portales’ 1950 population was at 8,093 — 2,989 more than in 1940.

Census participation up

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico When it comes to the census, Portales City Manager Tom Howell said there’s never a feeling you can declare victory. “I’ve been in city government a long time, and this is my third census,” said Howell, promoted in from the public works department last fall. “You’re never happy with […]

Friday morning briefing: Census takes and green chili cheeseburgers

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Did you know? In the 2000 census, Portales was reported to have 11,131 people. Of the population 15 years old and older, 50.9 percent were married. Among people age 25 and older, 74 percent had a high school diploma or higher education. Source: U.S. Census […]

Thursday morning briefing: Family night, the census and Oldsmobiles

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing.Please note: There is a high-wind watch in effect today and tonight. Family night Yucca Middle School is hosting Family Night today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Topics covered will include transition and math. Sixth graders and families from Yucca’s feeder schools are also invited […]

Military feature: Cannon spouse embraces Census position

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When her husband was assigned to Cannon Air Force Base in October of last year, Bethany Mueller finished teaching a semester at a community college and moved to Clovis in January. She said being uprooted from Florida to New Mexico was a challenge for her, but her job with […]

Cannon spouse gets involved in census count

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Bethany Mueller hosted a training class in Portales April 15 for crew leaders in the area at Portales City Hall. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections When her husband was assigned to Cannon Air Force Base in October of last year, Bethany Mueller finished teaching a semester at a community college […]

Portales Past: April 19, 1960

April 19, 1960: Census takers said they had completed about two-thirds of their work, but had been slowed by the Easter weekend. They declined to reveal any information about what they’d learned so far.

County counts consistent

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Nearly a month after Census questionnaires were mailed to residents, return rates are approaching the numbers seen 10 years ago. As of Monday, Clovis has had a 54 percent mail-in return rate and Portales has had a 52 percent return, according to www.census2010.gov. Officials have said in the 2000 […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Tracking the census and Cesar Chavez

It’s the Wednesday morning briefing from Freedom New Mexico. Chavez birthday 2 p.m. today in the Sandia Room at the CUB — ENMU Hispanic Affairs will look at the Cesar Chavez story in honor of the civil rights and labor rights leader’s birthday. Open to anyone interested. Web site of the day Track your census […]

Military gears up for 2010 Census

By Jordan Reimer: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials are working with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure that all military personnel are accounted for in the 2010 Census, a defense official said. All service members and their families, whether stationed domestically or overseas, must be counted and attributed to their proper […]

Portales Past: March 21, 1945

March 21, 1945: Portales school teachers knocked on doors across town in search of school census information. “Every unmarried person between the age of 5 and 18 needs to be counted,” The Portales Daily News reported.

Census Bureau seeking workers

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking workers in the Clovis and Portales areas to assist with the 2010 count. Salaries are in excess of $10 an hour with employment through the end of May. Anyone interested in this employment can go to the following locations at the following times for information: Portales: […]

Recruiters pushing to fill census-taker spots

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A key element of the United States of America first coming to be was the concept of no taxation without representation. Whenever the calendar rolls to a zero as the final digit, part of that representation is determined with the census. The once-a-decade count of every man, woman and […]

Officials say low census count not accurate

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Local officials are pretty sure when it comes to the U.S. Census estimates, they’re not being fully counted. Estimates released July 1 from the U.S. Census show a 2.5 percent decrease in the population of Clovis from an estimate of July 1, 2007 (33,177) to July 1, 2008 (32,352). […]

U.S. Census Bureau hiring census workers

The Census needs help. U.S. Census Bureau’s Denver Regional Census Center is recruiting for hundreds of temporary part-time jobs in New Mexico, according to a news release. Positions hired now will take part in early operations in 2009 that support the upcoming 2010 Census. Cathy Illian, director of the bureau’s

Census metropolitan population estimates

The Census Bureau cannot go out and count every man, woman and child each year. Instead, it uses statistical models and a multitude of data sources to estimate the nation’s population down to the smallest geography. The data here is sorted in descending order by the overall population change from 2000 to 2006. Click on […]

County population

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Ten counties gained more than 200,000 residents from 2000 to 2007, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.