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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.

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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

Report says technology kept 2020 census below expected cost

Technological innovations allowed most households to answer the census questionnaire online for the first time instead of just by mail or phone, surprising statisticians with a self-response rate that exceeded expectations.

New survey collecting LGBTQ+ data first in Connecticut

Connecticut launched a survey this year in an effort to collect data on LBTQ+ residents and gain a better understanding of their needs, concerns and experiences living in the state.

Analysis: 3 takeaways from the new census report

The U.S. Census Bureau announced its once-in-a-decade reapportionment totals Monday, bestowing new congressional districts and electoral votes upon certain states while taking them away from others.

U.S. marks slowest population growth since the Depression

U.S. population growth has slowed to the lowest rate since the Great Depression, the Census Bureau said Monday, as Americans continued their march to the South and West and one-time engines of growth, New York and California, lost political influence.

Census shows small increase in Connecticut population; state to keep all 5 House seats

Connecticut’s population slightly increased over the past decade, according to new census data released Monday, which showed the state will retain its five congressional seats.

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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