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Staffers of Gaston County Planning and Developing are gearing up for an important census year, which will most likely shift another U.S. House of Representatives seat to North Carolina and bring more federal funding to Gaston County. While the United States Census Bureau obtains responses from citizens, Gaston County Planning Director David Williams and his staff are responsible for promoting the census, educating residents and reviewing addresses with the bureau.
When the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported strong increases in the Real Gross Domestic Product for the United States in the last two quarters of 2017, it signaled growth in the national economy. But what did these increases mean to your local economy and to the economies of communities across the country? Where is this growth concentrated? In certain areas or distributed across all regions? Where can data users turn for insight into their local economies? The answer: The Economic Census.
Funding and representation are just a few of the items on the table as Henderson County and the rest of the country prepares for the 2020 census. To get ready for the count, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Monday approving a partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to create the 2020 Henderson County Complete Count Committee.
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.