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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.
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.
With door-to-door census taking on hold, population decline predicted for Detroit
With door-to-door census taking on hold, population decline predicted for DetroitPublished: May 26, 2020, 5:44 pmAfter announcing last week workers would begin going door to door, The US Census Bureau said Tuesday that would only be happening in portions of the state bureau already allowed to open some close proximity businesses.
Detroits census headcount critical as population decreases
DETROIT Detroit has lost more residents since 2010 than any other big city in the nation, closing out the last decade with another year of falling population, new census figures show. The estimates released Thursday come as the 2020 census is underway. But as of May 19, Detroits response rate for the latest census was 46% one of the lowest of the nations big cities, according to The Detroit News. For us to get the resources we deserve, we need to make sure everyone is counted, said Kerry Ebersole Singh, executive director of the Michigan 2020 Census. Michigans population overall grew slightly in 2019, by nearly 2,800 residents to just under 10 million, according to census estimates.
US Census Bureau to drop off questionnaire packets to 106,631 Michigan households
DETROIT The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin to drop off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of 106,631 households in Michigan next week. The Census Bureau began hand-delivering census materials on March 15 but suspended all fieldwork for this operation on March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also notify local law enforcement, key stakeholders, and local media that field staff will be in the area, said the US Census Bureau in a news release. People are strongly encouraged to respond promptly to the 2020 Census using the ID number included in the questionnaire packet. For more information, visit the 2020 Census COVID-19 operational adjustments page.
U.S. Census Bureau reminds nonresponding households to complete the 2020 survey
All rights reserved)The U.S. Census Bureau is sending out postcards for the 2020 Census survey to households that have not yet responded. The Bureau says an estimated 69 million households are receiving postcards to remind them to complete the survey. Michigan is currently among the top states for response rate to the 2020 Census with a 60% response rate as of April 28. MORE: Census 2020 response: Where Michigan ranks in response rate, a look at statewide dataStates with the highest response rate include Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska. The Bureau reports an estimated 79 million U.S. households have responded to the 2020 Census as of April 28.
U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce request timeline extension for 2020 Census due to coronavirus pandemic
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic escalates throughout the country, the schedule for the 2020 Census has been significantly impacted. In light of this impact, U.S. Census Bureau Director Director Steven Dillingham and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross are requesting “statutory relief from Congress of 120 additional calendar days to deliver final apportionment counts,” officials said. This news comes after the bureau adjusted the census operations schedule last month due to the COVID-19 outbreak. With this extension, the bureau would deliver apportionment counts to the President by April 20, 2021 instead of its original date of December 31, 2020. Redistricting data would then be delivered to the states by July 31, 2021 instead of its scheduled April 1, 2021, officials said.
Government uses Siri, Alexa to stop spread of census misinformation
The Census Bureau is going so far as to consider how voice assistants, such as Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa, could be used to spread misinformation. While misinformation spread over social media is an obvious threat, Census Bureau staff members say they are looking at other ways technology could be used to cause confusion about the count. By hard-coding the responses, the Census Bureau would eliminate this possibility. Apple, Amazon, and Google did not provide comment about their work with the Census Bureau related to virtual assistants. Facebook, Twitter and Google all confirmed to CNN Business that they have had multiple meetings with the Census Bureau about how they plan to combat misinformation and said they are using lessons learned from elections to inform their census work.