Census: Big population drops in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, most of Metro Detroit grows
Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show some of Michigan’s largest percentage population losses over the past decade are in the state’s Upper Peninsula, while three of the four most populous counties in the Lower Peninsula gained people.
Michigan could lose 1 House seat, census estimate shows
DETROIT – Preliminary numbers from the U.S. census indicate Michigan could lose clout in Washington, D.C. and in the Electoral College. While Michigan’s population grew about 1% since the last census in 2010, the national average for population growth was 6% this year. READ: US population growth smallest in at least 120 yearsThe final census numbers are not official, but the preliminary numbers put Michigan’s population at 9,986,857 versus the 9,884,116 in 2010. Detroit’s population estimate for 2020 is 670,031 people -- down from 713,898 -- which means it’s probable the congressional map will be redrawn and Michigan will lose a seat in the House of Representatives, lowering the number of Michigan representatives from 14 to 13. The loss of congressional seat also means a reduction of electoral votes for the state, from 16 to 15.
Metro Detroit officials preparing plans to challenge 2020 Census results
DETROIT – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Rep. Rashida Tlaib announced Wednesday they’re preparing to challenge the result of the 2020 Census. City and state officials argued that more time was needed to count due to the hurdles posed by COVID-19. The city of Detroit is in a lawsuit against the federal government to prove it counted Detroit properly. It is basically preemptively challenging the Census Bureau into proving Detroit was properly counted and thereby forcing congressional oversight over the Bureau. Click here to learn more about the U.S. CensusClick here to see more national and state census response data
Abrupt census deadline may cost Michigan $300 million in federal funding, Congressional seats
The deadline to complete the 2020 Census has been shifting back and forth due to the coronavirus pandemic and numerous court rulings. Each Michigan resident counted in the census accounts for $3,000 in federal funding provided to the state. However, federal funding for states are based on the entire state’s census response rate, not just the response from individual communities. States are essentially competing against one another for federal funding associated with the census. The 2020 Census is a 9-question survey designed to count the population across the country and five U.S. territories.
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 residents urged to fill out US Census as Sept. 30 deadline approaches
DETROIT – The final push is on -- the final day to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census is Sept. 30. An estimated 50% of Detroit residents have filled out the census and officials are urging everyone to raise that number. With everything from medical care to school funding on the line, Detroit will lose $18,000 in services for every person who doesn’t fill out the Census. With a passion for helping children in Detroit, McDonald knows how important filling out the census is“It’s not going to get better if you don’t participate," McDonald said. Call your friends call your family members and ask them if they’ve filled out the census.
More money for education, health care, roads: Why census is so important in Michigan
DETROIT – How would you like more money for education, health care and better roads in Michigan? Only 49% of Detroit households have responded, and Gilchrist wants people to know it’s safe to fill out the census. The census doesn’t ask any questions about citizenship, and if you’re not a citizen, you should still fill out the census because it counts everyone living in the United States. The census doesn’t share your information with law enforcement. The more people who get counted, the more money the state gets for key programs in the community.
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.
Census Bureau must temporarily halt winding down operations.
The U.S. Census Bureau has spent much of the past year defending itself against allegations that its duties have been overtaken by politics. Scott Applewhite, File)ORLANDO, Fla. A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Census Bureau for the time being to stop following a plan that would have had it winding down operations in order to finish the 2020 census at the end of September. The federal judge in San Jose late Saturday issued a temporary restraining order against the Census Bureau and the Commerce Department, which oversees the agency. The order stops the Census Bureau from winding down operations until a court hearing is held on Sept. 17. The coalition had argued the earlier deadline would cause the Census Bureau to overlook minority communities in the census, leading to an inaccurate count.
Here’s how to fill out the 2020 Census if you haven’t already
Americans began responding to the 2020 Census in March online, by phone and by mail. If you haven’t yet responded to this year’s census, you can:respond to the 2020 Census online here , orrespond to the 2020 Census by phone by calling 844-330-2020. Workers with the U.S. Census Bureau -- the agency that oversees the census -- have also been going door-to-door around the country to help residents with the survey-taking process. Deadlines for 2020 Census operations have shifted numerous times due to uncertainties caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The U.S. Census Bureau earlier this year asked Congress to push the census response deadline from July to the end of October.
Detroit to lose $18k in funding for each person who doesnt fill out 2020 US Census
DETROIT With the 2020 Census deadline coming at the end of the month, Detroit mayor Mike Duggan is being blunt about about the consequences of not filling it out. With everything from medical care to school funding on the line, Duggan is urging Detroiters to fill out the 2020 Census. Detroit can be left behind for the next decade.Detroit will lose $18,000 in services for every person who doesnt fill out the Census. Detroiters deserve our fair share, but if youre not counted, you wont get your fair share, Duggan said. You can do it when somebody knocks on your door.The deadline to complete the 2020 U.S. Census is Sept. 30.
Volunteers canvas Michigan neighborhoods to get people to fill out 2020 Census
The clock is ticking on an effort to make sure everyone in Michigan is counted in the 2020 Census. Volunteers from different groups were out Saturday, hoping normally undercounted neighborhoods were heard and can get the services they need. The White House announced Monday its ending the Census a month early, despite the recommendation of the U.S. Census Bureau. READ: Worries about 2020 census accuracy grow with cut scheduleCensus experts, academics and civil rights activists worry the sped-up count could hurt its thoroughness and produce inaccurate data that will have lasting effects through the next decade. I want to make sure everyone whos out here today knows that.But the pandemic has complicated the 2020 Census, adding another hurdle as the clock keeps ticking.
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.
Michigan Black Caucus Foundation canvasses in Detroit to urge census participation
The Michigan Black Caucus Foundation is trying their best to change that -- one door at a time. Were going to be knocking around 28,000 doors between now and August, said Michigan Black Caucus Foundation Executive Director Minou Jones. The organization is currently visiting Detroit neighborhoods with the fewest responses to the census. Michigans overall response rate has been one of the highest in the country, and is currently around 68 percent. READ MORE: Michigan census response rate ranks 3rd nationally, Detroit lags behind
Census update: Michigan response rate ranks 3rd nationally, Detroit lags behind
Michigan is tied with Iowa for third place for the highest census response rates in the country, according to the census website. The national response rate is 61.5% and Michigan has a 67.8% response rate as of June 18. Minnesota is in first place nationally with a 71% response rate and Wisconsin isnt far behind with a 68.5% response rate. Keweenaw, Lake, Mackinac and Oscoda counties have response rates of about 30% or below -- the lowest response rates in the state. Detroits census response rate has a history of being low.