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Newly released government population estimates suggest the presidential battlegrounds of Florida and North Carolina could make gains in the Electoral College when congressional seats are reapportioned based on the 2020 Census, a demographer's analysis finds. The projections from Brookings Institution demographer and senior fellow William Frey show how reapportioning the nation's 435 congressional seats among the 50 states could look if estimated population trends remain constant until the 2020 Census. The analysis is based on Census Bureau population estimates released at the new year. The 2020 Census will be conducted in the spring and reapportionment based on that survey would not take effect until the 2022 elections. The Census results may not match the trend estimates.
This holiday season marks the end of a decade, the start of the 2020s, and the beginning of one of the U.S. Census Bureau’s most important missions: counting every person in the United States in the 2020 Census. While preparations for this once-in-a-decade event are intense, the Census Bureau continues to release data products that tell the story of America’s people, places and economy. This year alone, the Census Bureau conducted more than 100 surveys and released more than 400 economic reports. It also created and improved data tools, made interactive data visualizations, shared numerous Newsroom products, and wrote many stories. Some of the highlights include: 2017 Economic Census — This once-every-five-year look at our economy measures the impact of nearly 4 million businesses. 2020 Census "Shape your future. START HERE." — Communications campaign for the 2020 Census. America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers — Our new content platform, launched in September 2017, is on track to publish 100 stories this year. Data.census.gov — In July, we launched this new data platform to replace American FactFinder. It will be the primary way to access Census Bureau data. Statistics in Schools — This program offers K-12 educators free online activities, games and other resources to help them bring statistics into their classroom.
From the back of a pick-up truck, Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney waved to folks attending the Montana Crow Tribe Fair in Big Horn County, population 13,338. In small rural counties like this, everyone knows everyone, and it is not uncommon for state officials to join in local festivities. This time, the lieutenant governor was eager to talk about his next big campaign push: the 2020 Census. “He walked through the entire parade talking about the census and how important it is,” said Mary Craigle, chief of the Research and Information Services Bureau at the Montana Department of Commerce, a partner of the U.S. Census Bureau. She is one of many people working to ensure that everyone who lives in Montana is accurately counted in the 2020 Census this spring. “The census is so important for basic reasons,” Craigle said. “Two billion dollars.” That’s the amount the state gets every year from public funding that is based largely on census population counts. If anyone in the state isn’t counted, Craigle said, the state could miss out on thousands of dollars per person. This was especially detrimental for a state that’s the fourth-largest by geography and has a great need for highway construction dollars.
The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential. Under Title 13, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. The law ensures that your private data is protected and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.
Dare County has established a Complete Count Committee for the 2020 Census that is made up of individuals from county departments, towns, and various community groups. The Committee is focused on implementing an awareness campaign to engage and educate the community about the Census and why it's vital to self-respond. The group's goal is to ensure an accurate count of everyone living in Dare County.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- One of the most important events of 2020 will be the national census. Taken every ten years, the data provided by the survey will affect many areas of our lives. Child advocates say a full accounting of children in our state is especially important this time around since they believe as many as 25,000 North Carolina children were not counted in the 2010 census. Even the Census Bureau itself says children nationwide were under-counted. This statement is posted on the agency's website, "In the 2010 Census, nearly 1 million children (4.6 percent of children under the age of 5) were not counted..."
The Cumberland County Complete Count Committee (5C) is preparing for the 2020 census. It invited representatives from the business community, nonprofits, service and faith-based organizations, local government, military and educational institutions to the Crown Complex on Nov. 13 to provide tools and resources for census outreach efforts. The 5C includes representatives from Cumberland County, the city of Fayetteville and other towns in the county, Cumberland County Schools and several local organizations. The 5C works with the U.S. Census Bureau, the Governor’s Office and the N.C. Counts Coalition to maximize resources and spread the word on the importance of the census.
SALISBURY — The Salisbury City Council will consider a resolution to establish a partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, the state of North Carolina and Rowan County at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be at City Hall, 217 S. Main St. Presented by Mayor Al Heggins, the resolution states the “City of Salisbury is committed to ensuring every resident is counted” in the 2020 Census. While the Census Bureau releases population estimates and other information on a regular basis, it conducts the census every 10 years.
Organizations that serve the immigrant and Latinx population are being tasked with encouraging their communities to participate in the upcoming 2020 census. The US Census Bureau is turning to these so-called “trusted voices,” in an effort to alleviate fears about how the data will be used. Officials with the US Census Bureau are holding workshops across the state designed to help local nonprofits educate their communities about the data-gathering effort.
Peter Sabo, a North Carolina specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, spoke to the county commissioners Monday night about the goal of having more than 82 percent of people in the county respond to the survey. Commissioner Bill Lawhon moved to adopt a resolution for a partnership between the county and the Census Bureau. The motion passed unanimously. Sabo said census numbers factor into the number of representatives states have in Congress along with the distribution of federal funds totaling more than $675 billion nationwide.