Federal judge extends count for US census until end of October
DETROIT – Just before midnight, a federal judge ruled the count for the U.S. census will not end next week. Census workers and households have until the end of October to get the form filled out. “That extends the door knocking,” said Victoria Kovari, from the city of Detroit census. “It extends the website response, the phone lines, etc.”In April, the Census Bureau announced operations would be extended until the end of October because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Congress could still act to extend the time the Census Bureau has to deliver the population count beyond Dec. 31.
Judge rules 2020 census must continue for another month
Previously, the Census Bureau had only half that time for data processing, from the start of October until the end of December. The San Jose, California-based judge earlier this month issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Census Bureau from winding down field operations until she ruled. Attorneys for the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce said Friday they would file an appeal and asked the judge to suspend the injunction while that happens. The bureau was facing a shortfall in census takers after large numbers reported for training but then dropped out. “Every day that the 2020 Census count continues, and Census operations appropriately continue, will help ensure the accuracy and completeness of this once-in-a-decade tally.”___Follow Mike Schneider on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MikeSchneiderAP.
Detroit’s Census push moves into city’s barber shops, salons
DETROIT – “Direction Salon is the one stop beauty shop, where you can come and get anything from color, cuts, facial waxing,” said Nicole Williams with Direction Salon. And now, a chance to fill out your 2020 Census form if you haven’t already. RELATED: Detroit to lose $18k in funding for each person who doesn’t fill out 2020 US CensusNicole Williams is a stylist with Direction Salon on Grand River Avenue in Downtown. She said the hair shop is participating in the local Census 2020 Campaign, reminding people to fill out the form. The current deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is September 30.
Deadline for 2020 Census approaching: Here’s everything Michiganders should know
If you haven’t yet responded to this year’s census, you can:respond to the 2020 Census online here,respond to the 2020 Census by phone by calling 844-330-2020, orby mail by filling out the questionnaire that was mailed to your household. Click here for more current census response data..2020 Census response rate in MichiganThe national 2020 Census response rate is currently 65.3%. Mackinac, Oscoda, Keweenaw and Lake counties have response rates of 33% and below -- the lowest response rates in the state. Here are a few notable rankings:#4 - Huntington Woods , 93.3% census response rate#22 - Pleasant Ridge , 90.9% census response rate#41 - East Grand Rapids , 89.9% census response rate#48 - Beverly Hills , 89.5% census response rate#60 - Lathrup Village , 89.1% census response rate#66 - Berkley , 88.9% census response rate#102 - Grosse Pointe Woods , 87.7% census response rate#146 - Grosse Pointe Farms, 87% census response rate2020 Census response rate in Wayne County, DetroitThough among the region of higher census response rates, Wayne County has maintained a low census response rate this year -- a problem the county has faced before. Read: Abrupt census deadline may cost Michigan $300 million in federal funding, Congressional seatsThe U.S. Census Bureau earlier this year asked Congress to push the census response deadline from July to the end of October.