Walker County has created a comprehensive website with information about the 2020 Census, including a 45-second video as a great example for any local government to explain the benefits of completing the Census. Learn more.
"Teens are lazy, this generation is disrespectful, and the youth have no care or concern for the future." Wrong, says Kesla Holder, Youth Programs Director for the city of Dublin. Young people are engaged, they have new ideas, and they want a seat at the table. Among other activities, Dublin's Youth Council stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic and creatively promoted the 2020 Census. Watch this eight-minute video to learn more about what local governments can do to encourage civic engagement among their young residents.
2020 Census Deadline is Now October 31
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has adjusted 2020 Census operations. The revised self-response (online, phone and mailed) date is now October 31.
Note: The State Complete Count Committee is continuously updating the local complete count toolkit.
2020 Census Updates
The U.S. Census Bureau is sending out additional reminder postcards to households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. The postcards are scheduled to arrive between July 22 and July 28, a few weeks before census takers are set to begin visiting most households that haven’t responded.
The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the start of census taker visits from mid-May to mid-August, giving the Census Bureau the opportunity to send one more reminder to households encouraging them to respond online, by phone or by mail. Responding now minimizes the need for census takers to visit homes to collect responses in person.
The Census Bureau also sent postcards to about 1.3 million post office boxes in communities that are required to use P.O. boxes for mail delivery. These postcards alert households that a census taker may drop off census invitations or visit later to interview them.
The Census Bureau does not mail census invitations to P.O. boxes because each census response must be associated with the physical location where people live, not where they receive mail. The COVID-19 pandemic delayed delivery of census invitation packets to some communities, but households are encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census as soon as they receive their invitation packet. When responding, these households are also encouraged to use the Census ID provided in the packet or their street address – not their P.O. box number.
Census Bureau’s Response Rate Mini Challenge Guide
This Mini Guide includes an overview for creating a Response Rate Challenge and ideas and inspiration for virtual challenges while communities are still social distancing.
View the guide.
U.S. Census Bureau Response Rate Map
Use the map as a tool to encourage get-out-the-count efforts. Clickhereto access the map.
Current Response Rates:
Georgia’s response rate is at 57.9% (37th in the country), and we are lagging behind the national rate by 4.2%.
(Only) 13 counties and 38 cities have response rates of 65% or more.
(Only) 87 of Georgia’s 159 counties and 239 of Georgia’s 538 cities have passed the 50% self-response rate mark
Faith Communities Census
Weekend of Action
July 24-26, 2020
Share 2020 Census messages over social media during Faith Communities Census Weekend of Action (July 24–26, 2020). This weekend is a coordinated opportunity for faith leaders to focus their outreach and support of the 2020 Census to encourage their community to respond. No matter who you are, what you do, or how you worship—we all count!