Redistricting Congressional and State Legislative Districts - A Proposal for an Essential-Data Count of the Resident Population for the Decennial Census and 21st Century Census Information Platform

Sallie Keller & Stephanie Shipp
James Madison proposed that the census collect information beyond an enumeration of the population. Congress agreed and amended the Census Act of 1790 to allow for the addition of questions about age, gender, and race. The decennial census has asked additional questions since then, going far beyond those needed for apportionment. We propose to return the decennial census in 2030 to its original focus to fully enumerate the population for apportionment through an Essential-Data Count...
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