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On February 4, 2020, join NC Counts Coalition for it's final statewide NC focused 'Get Out The Count' Census convening bringing Join NC Counts Coalition for it's final statewide NC focused 'Get Out The Count' Census convening bringing together a broad set of stakeholders from across the State – including racial, ethnic, immigrant, housing, education, health, labor, business, social service organizations, funders and local government for a day of 2020 Census engagement. This convening will be an ideal opportunity to discuss the upcoming decennial Census comprehensively.
This video is an overview of why the 2020 Census is important to the state of North Carolina. Learn how you can help to ensure an accurate count of NC at https://www.nccensus.org/A Spanish version is also available: https://youtu.be/cTSj6_vitYk
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year Supplemental Estimates will now be released on Thursday, January 30th, along with the releases of the 2014-2018 ACS 5-year Public Use Microdata Sample Files and Variance Replicate Estimates. The Supplemental Estimates were originally scheduled to be released on Thursday, February 6th. Learn more about the complete 2018 Data Release Schedule.
Word spread earlier this week that the counting of people in the United States had begun in a remote part of Alaska with a 90-year-old. It's called enumeration, and for Bladen County, the date on the calendar to circle is March 12. An update on the 2020 Census was given Tuesday night at the county commissioners meeting by Greg Elkins, the director of the Planning Department; Demorrio Thomas, with the Atlanta Regional Census Center; and Jan Hester Maynor, with the Lumber River Council of Governments.
BOSTON — With political clout in Washington, D.C., and billions of dollars in federal funding at stake, Massachusetts and more than a dozen other states are spending unprecedented amounts of money on outreach and preparation for the 2020 census to get the decennial count right. Collectively, at least 27 states have spent or committed more than $316 million to the effort, according to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures. Massachusetts has earmarked at least $6.25 million this fiscal year for census outreach and preparation, the seventh-largest amount among all states.
Students will analyze census data and graphs that demonstrate how certain aspects of the lives of African-Americans have changed since civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. Students will select a fact from these data, facts from other sources, and a historical photograph to include on a poster about King.
Census Bureau employees take extraordinary measures to reach homes that can be difficult to access in rural and remote areas, whether they are located at the top of a mountain or at the end of a mile-long gravel drive. Often, rural households do not have typical mailing addresses but use post office boxes in nearby towns. The Census Bureau does not mail to P.O. boxes. Instead, census takers deliver paper questionnaires to each home in such areas, along with information about options to respond by phone or online, and confirm/record the physical location of the home. In-person follow-ups are made if no response is received.
On the eve of the nation’s once-in-a-decade headcount of every person in the country, the U.S. Census Bureau is unveiling an unprecedented $500 million public education and outreach campaign featuring more than 1,000 advertisements. The 2020 Census Integrated Communications Campaign (ICC) debuted in Washington, D.C. when members of Congress, federal agency leaders, Census Bureau partners, and the media received a preview of the messaging and strategies that support the ICC platform: "Shape Your Future. START HERE."
The U.S. Census Bureau will unveil its comprehensive national advertising and outreach campaign for the 2020 Census – more than 1,000 advertisements have been developed to reach audiences across the country that will be shared publicly for the first time at the preview event. The event will show the Census Bureau’s commitment to reaching all audiences, including those that are hard-to-count, with advertisements in English and 12 other languages, and to encourage participation in the 2020 Census. The event will also highlight the Census Bureau’s efforts to recruit temporary, part-time census takers nationwide for the 2020 Census
City of Greensboro meetings in 2020 so far have at least on thing in common; someone makes a plea for people to participate in the 2020 census. The census every 10 years is mandated by the US Constitution. The first census was in 1790 and the federal government has held one every 10 years since. However, this one has some additional importance for Greensboro and North Carolina. Greensboro, according to the Census Bureau estimate, had a population of 294,722 on July 1, 2019. So it appears the city will be close to 300,000 for 2020, and it's a milestone to get over that 300,000 mark. Also, election districts are drawn based on population, so more people in Greensboro could mean more state representatives and state senators. Of course, that depends on how fast other areas of the state are growing.