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Census 2020

Census advocates stress importance of 2020 count

State and local officials stress the importance of the 2020 Census to Norwich and southeastern Connecticut.

Your Voice: CENSUS 2020

Census 2020: Making Connecticut Count

The decennial census is used to determine funding for highway construction, Pell grants, Head Start, Title 1 grants to local schools, SNAP benefits, Section 8 housing and much more.

Access to federal dollars is already a concern for Connecticut, which the Rockefeller Institute of Government says receives back only 74 cents for every dollar residents pay in federal taxes – the worst in the country. State officials say Connecticut will lose an estimated $2,900 for each person undercounted in the 2020 Census.

From March 12-20, households will begin receiving information on how to respond to the census by phone or by mail, or for the first time, online. From May to July, census workers will begin visiting homes that haven't responded.


GALLERIES: Census 2020

Delayed by COVID, Connecticut’s redistricting ramps up

The availability of free, online mapping tools preloaded with census and elections data mean that for the first time, anyone can propose their own districts and submit them to a legislative committee.

Salem's growth, like its aging population, is slowing down

While no longer booming, Salem remains one of only three towns in the county — along with Ledyard and Preston — that grew at all over the past decade.

5 things to know about 2020 census data

The Census Bureau on Thursday issued its long-awaited portrait of how the U.S. has changed over the past decade, releasing a trove of demographic data that will be used to redraw political maps across an increasingly diverse country. The data will also shape how $1.5 trillion in federal spending is distributed each year.

New census data: New London County population shrank, grew more racially diverse

The U.S. Census Bureau released data Thursday that will be used for redistricting.

New census data expected to reveal a more diverse America

New data from the Census Bureau due to be released Thursday will map the scope of that demographic transformation over the last decade.

Census 2020 VIDEOS

OPINION

Counting heads by region adds up

The proposal for the Census to compare Connecticut's planning regions to counties would elevate the effectiveness of regional councils of government. And it could mean more federal dollars.

Answer only real Census questions

It's in everyone's interest to be counted in census

As the final push to count everyone continues, we urge all residents who have not yet been counted to step forward. Don't be intimidated into not being counted.

Census: Counting all

All should be counted. Cities provide the same level of services — police, fire, schooling, emergency medical aid — to undocumented immigrants as they do to U.S. citizens.

The Supreme Court's chance to save the Census

The citizenship question was added after research showed it would help Republicans to gerrymander congressional districts to better effect.

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