Census Day has come and gone, but if you haven't filled out your online form yet, you still have time before the Census Bureau comes to you. We'll tell you what to do.
For over a year community organizers, Cook County and the U.S. Census Bureau’s regional office have relied on person-to-person interaction to promote the census, but coronavirus "social distancing" guidelines hindered those efforts at the census’ most pivotal time.
The COVID-19 outbreak that is rapidly growing across the U.S. could also hinder how many people the U.S. census bureau can reach in its once-a-decade count — and, along with it, how funding is distributed to state and local communities for years to come.
Census Day — the date used to determine where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline.
As we ponder the delays that COVID-19 may cause, remember that the most important Census Day is Dec. 31, 2020.
Census-taking used to spur innovation. Now, the pace of technology, and the challenge of going door-to-door, could force it to adopt existing systems instead.
The results of the 2020 census will impact the lives of people around the country. But already the coronavirus pandemic is complicating the count.
The coronavirus is upending the 2020 census, disrupting an already fragile operation that faced immense challenges in counting minority populations and other groups in the US before the outbreak of a global pandemic.
The U.S. Census Bureau is delaying the deadline for counting everyone in the U.S. by two weeks because of the spreading novel coronavirus, officials said Friday. The 2020 census had been scheduled to stop at the end of July, but the deadline has now been extended to mid-August, said Tim Olson, an associate director for field operations at the bureau.