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Census 2020

Census advocates stress importance of 2020 count

State and local officials stress the importance of the 2020 Census to Norwich and southeastern Connecticut.

Your Voice: CENSUS 2020

Census 2020: Making Connecticut Count

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.


GALLERIES: Census 2020

Census Bureau drop-outs over virus complicate head count

Bob Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up last month, he changed his mind.

With hundreds hired, census workers knocking on doors in New London County

The bureau has hired 335 paid temporary workers in New London County and is continuing to hire and train people

Census will rush to complete its count by Sept. 30, a month early

The Census Bureau is ending efforts to count the country's population on Sept. 30, a month sooner than planned, the bureau's director announced Monday.

With time extension stalled, Census speeds up count schedule

The U.S. Census Bureau sped up the timetable for crunching 2020 census numbers on Friday after an earlier request for an extension stalled in the Senate and as pressure mounts to turn in data used to determine congressional districts by year's end, when President Donald Trump is still in office.

Officials share census message for military families: 'You count here'

Officials shared the message Thursday that military personnel and their families count for the U.S. Census where they live.

OPINION

It's in everyone's interest to be counted in census

As the final push to count everyone continues, we urge all residents who have not yet been counted to step forward. Don't be intimidated into not being counted.

Census: Counting all

All should be counted. Cities provide the same level of services — police, fire, schooling, emergency medical aid — to undocumented immigrants as they do to U.S. citizens.

The Supreme Court's chance to save the Census

The citizenship question was added after research showed it would help Republicans to gerrymander congressional districts to better effect.

Accept census ruling

The Constitution clearly calls for apportioning House members based on “the whole number of persons in each State,” not the number of citizens.

Voting districts should be left to neutral party

Political parties should be barred from creating voting districts.Every elected person should be barred from participation in the process of creating voting districts.Creating voting districts should be the task of a neutral body, such as the U.S. Ce...

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