2020 Census Update

The Census Bureau announced on September 28 that census collections will be extended from September 30 to October 5. All changes to the 2020 Census schedule can be found here

On September 24, the 9th Circuit in National Urban League v. Ross ordered the Census Bureau to continue collections beyond the revised September 30, 2020 deadline. According to the court order, both the collection date and the deadline to submit the results to the President have been extended. An appeal has already been filed,  however, there is no way of knowing when a final decision will be made, the results of that decision, or the capacity for the Census Bureau to continue collections beyond October 5 at this time. As such, it is recommended that counties push hard to complete their counts by the original September 30 deadline and treat any additional time provided to collect census results as bonus days. 

 

Tracking Census Results

Georgia is lagging behind the national average in 2020 Census responses. There are three websites that offer the ability to track census results. The Response Rate Website has mapping features that can be scaled down to view census tract, county, city or congressional district information and includes 2010 county and city response rates.  The Rankings Website provides census response ranking information on a state and national level for counties and cities. This site shows the self-response rate as well as the total response (enumerated) rate. The Census Bureau also provides a map that can track Nonresponse Followup in your area.

 

For more 2020 Census resources, visit accg.org/2020_census.php