Michigan Supreme Court denies request to extend redistricting deadline amid census delays
The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday denied a petition to grant relief to the state’s redistricting panel, who expects to adopt new congressional and legislative maps months later than allowed by the constitution.
Detroit census response rate low; census staff to encourage participation
DETROIT U.S. Census Bureau staff are coming to Detroit communities to encourage residents to complete the 2020 Census. Detroit, with 380,572 households, has a census response rate of 47.9 percent as of Wednesday -- one of the lowest census response rates in the state and among larger cities across the country, according to Census Bureau data. Wayne County has an overall census response rate of 63.3 percent, which is low compared to response rates in Macomb County, 78.9 percent, and Oakland County, 74.6 percent. Wayne Countys response rate is ranked #63 in Michigan, while Detroits response rate is ranked #491 out of all Michigan cities and townships. The Census Bureau has requested to extend the census self-response deadline to October 31 due to the pandemic.