Census Bureau

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. 

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

Census Bureau to Restart Field Work in Evansville

May 18, 2020
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If you haven’t received yours yet, the city of Evansville says you may find a census questionnaire at your front door. WNIN's John Gibson has details...


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.”

New census estimates show that Evansville’s population dipped slightly last year, while Vanderburgh County’s grew. 

The U.S. Census Bureau says the full county headcount topped 182,000 in 2014, up nearly 500 people from 2013.

It continues a growing trend for the county, up more than 2,300 since 2010.

The new census data shows a leveling-off of growth within the Evansville city limits, as the population dipped by 30 residents to 120,346. That ended a trend of slow population growth dating back to 2010.