2020 census

Indiana state officials are kickstarting efforts to support the U.S. Census Bureau ahead of next year’s population count.


In 2010 the Evansville census response rate dropped from 81% to 77%. Executive Director or the Evansville Metropolitan Department, Kelley Coures, says this drop mostly happened in the Evansville Promise zone where poverty rate is 41%. 


“And the complete count committee is made up of community leaders that provide services and work with populations that are high minority, high low income because we now that those populations tend to be undercounted.”

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The U.S. census determines billions of dollars in federal funding for Indiana – including for schools – and education leaders across the state are on a mission to make sure every Hoosier child gets counted in 2020.