2020 census

With just one month left to respond to the census, community groups are working to ensure everyone is counted. The U.S. Census Bureau will stop counting at the end of September, a month earlier than planned. That could threaten the accuracy of the census if many people go uncounted. 

Census Response Low in Critical Area

Aug 21, 2020
Steve Burger

With just a little over a month to go in the 2020 census count, Evansville officials are scrambling to get people to fill out census information without waiting for someone to knock on their door.  

The Indiana State Department of Health reported 67 additional confirmed deaths over the last week, bringing the state’s total to 2,567. The state announced more than 51,000 total confirmed cases, with more than 564,000 Hoosiers tested.

The U.S. Census Bureau will begin visiting households in Indiana and other states that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.

Indiana has a higher response rate on the Census than the country as a whole, according to the latest Census data. The U.S. Census Bureau reports more than 57 percent of Hoosiers had responded as of Friday – more than the national response rate of a little more than 53 percent. 

According to the response rate map created by the Census, Minnesota has the highest response rate with 64 percent. More than 78 million households across the country have been counted for the census, as of Friday. 

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