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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

Civil rights leaders decry missed minorities in 2020 census

The percentage of people overlooked during the 2020 census was much higher for some minority groups, with the Asian population being an exception, the Census Bureau said in a report that measured how well the once-a-decade head count tallied every U.S. resident.

Connecticut Supreme Court hears redistricting arguments from Democrats and Republicans

The congressional redistricting process could be nearing its end depending on what the court decides.

An inside look at the haggling over Connecticut’s congressional map

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, has acknowledged that he is opposed to adding more towns to his already sprawling district.

Connecticut’s contorted congressional map to get tweaks, not overhaul

The state Supreme Court agreed Thursday to give the legislature's Reapportionment Commission until noon Dec. 21 to produce the map before assigning the task to a court-appointed special master.

Census analysis finds undercount but not as bad as predicted

The 2020 census missed an estimated 1.6 million people, but given hurdles posed by the pandemic and natural disasters, the undercount was smaller than expected, according to an analysis by a think tank that did computer simulations of the nation's head count.

Census 2020 VIDEOS

OPINION

100,000 persons, one vote

The realities in the 2021 Census numbers mean that Eastern Connecticut's hardworking delegation has to work even harder and be even louder to ensure this region's interests are heard.

Counting heads by region adds up

The proposal for the Census to compare Connecticut's planning regions to counties would elevate the effectiveness of regional councils of government. And it could mean more federal dollars.

Answer only real Census questions

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.

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