Your Voice: CENSUS 2020
The decennial census is used to determine funding for highway construction, Pell grants, Head Start, Title 1 grants to local schools, SNAP benefits, Section 8 housing and much more.
Access to federal dollars is already a concern for Connecticut, which the Rockefeller Institute of Government says receives back only 74 cents for every dollar residents pay in federal taxes – the worst in the country. State officials say Connecticut will lose an estimated $2,900 for each person undercounted in the 2020 Census.
From March 12-20, households will begin receiving information on how to respond to the census by phone or by mail, or for the first time, online. From May to July, census workers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded.
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There are countless ways to make sure your community gets correctly counted in this year's census. In addition to filling out your own census response and encouraging friends and family to do their civic duty, the census is looking for both volunteers and paid employees to help collect the count.
While the Census Bureau has succeeded so far in early tasks of verifying addresses across the U.S. and launching an advertising campaign, the agency's readiness for upcoming operations is mixed, according to the report from the Government Accountability Office.
Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, local officials, and representatives involved in census efforts emphasized at a news conference Thursday that the census is safe, easy, and important — and coming up quickly.
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The Census Bureau says the hardest people to count are young children, racial and ethnic minorities, non-English speakers, immigrants living in the country illegally, the homeless and low-income people.
The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau as part of President Donald Trump's order to collect data on who is a citizen following the Supreme Court's rejection of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form.
The administration of Gov. Ned Lamont pledged $500,000 Thursday in discretionary state funds for community outreach in the 2020 census, answering a challenge from philanthropic foundations ready to provide a matching amount.
In an age of rapidly advancing computer power, the U.S. Census Bureau recently undertook an experiment to see if census answers could threaten the privacy of the people who fill out the questionnaires.
With just a few months left before America starts taking its biggest-ever self-portrait, the U.S. Census Bureau is grappling with a host of concerns about the head count, including how to ensure that it is secure and accurate and the challenge of getting most people to answer questions online.
Foreign-born residents had higher rates of full-time employment than those born in the United States last year, and naturalized immigrants were more likely to have advanced degrees than the native-born, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
After failing to get his citizenship question on the census, President Donald Trump now says his fallback plan will provide an even more accurate count — determining the citizenship of 90 percent of the population "or more." But his plan will likely be limited by logistical hurdles and legal restrictions.
The Supreme Court on Thursday maintained a hold on the Trump administration's effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, and the question's opponents say there's no time to revisit the issue before next week's scheduled start to the printing of census forms.
The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
Voting rights activists argue that newly discovered 2015 correspondence between a GOP redistricting expert and a current Census Bureau official bolster arguments that discrimination motivated efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 population survey.
Census 2020 VIDEOS
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After years of flight from the cities, it is great to see the region's urban centers growing. Census figures show that over the last decade Norwich grew by 12.1 percent to 40,493 residents. The New London population grew 7.6 percent, to 27,620. With ...