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.
Why $600 stimulus checks will do little to help Michiganders living in poverty
When stimulus checks start going into bank accounts and mailboxes in the upcoming weeks, many Michiganders will still be struggling. While many are eagerly awaiting for the next checks to be sent out, advocates for those in poverty said the money won’t come close to covering basic necessities. According to state numbers, 14% of Michiganders live in poverty, 9% in extreme poverty and nearly one in three working families live below 200% of the poverty line. “People have been without assistance for months and $600 is not going to go far. However, there has been conversation that those in poverty should not ask for more help saying it’s better than nothing at all.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Daily death toll of 47 is highest since late June as total cases climb toward 300,000; state puts 28 counties on latest warning list
Americans awoke Friday to find that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The warning list came out as the state reported 2,206 new known cases of COVID-19 and 47 deaths connected to the virus. Trump announced late Thursday night on Twitter that he and first lady Melania Trump had both tested positive for COVID-19. The warning list came out as the state reported 2,206 new known cases of COVID-19 and 47 deaths connected to the virus. —Associated Press7:32 a.m.: Amazon: Nearly 20,000 workers tested positive for coronavirusAmazon says nearly 20,000 of its workers have tested positive or been presumed positive for the virus that causes COVID-19.chicagotribune.com
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.
Not sure what to do when your Census letter comes in the mail? We’ll help you with 2 key questions
Census Day is set for April 1, and that’s a key reference date for the 2020 Census. Onto those questions you might have:What are the ways I can respond to the Census? To answer the first question, there are three ways: One, return the letter that is sent out in mid-to-late March. The Census Bureau is required by law to keep the information of respondents confidential, according to its website. Here’s a graphic from the Census Bureau that explains more.
These are the fastest growing Michigan cities in 2020
DETROIT – Do you live in one of Michigan’s fastest growing cities? HomeSnacks compiled a list of the state’s fastest growing populations in 2020. We’ll have more concrete data on this, with the Census coming in April, soon enough. 10 fastest growing Michigan cities:ColdwaterRockfordNoviAuburn HillsNew BaltimoreChelseaEast Grand RapidsKentwoodRochesterSouth LyonHere’s a more detailed look at the numbers:Fastest growing cities chart. (WDIV)Sign up to get stories like this one in the Morning Report Newsletter, a daily deep dive into interesting and important local topics.