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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

Advisory committee urges an extra month for 2020 census

A top advisory committee to the U.S. Census Bureau is urging the statistical agency to allow the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue through October instead of finishing at the end of September.

Study: Ending census early will cost Florida, Montana seats

A federal judge in San Jose is considering whether to let the 2020 census end in two weeks or have it continue through the end of next month.

Judges: Trump can't exclude people from district drawings

The federal judges in New York, in granting an injunction, said the presidential order issued in late July was unlawful and the harm it would cause would last a decade.

Attorneys argue Trump's exclusion order for count is illegal

The census is used to determine how to distribute $1.5 trillion in federal funding and how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state gets.

Watchdog chastises Census for missing laptops used for count

More than a dozen laptop computers used for an early phase of the 2020 census were lost, stolen or missing last year, and they may have contained personal information whose confidentiality is protected by federal law, according to an agency watchdog.

Census 2020 VIDEOS

OPINION

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.

Accept census ruling

The Constitution clearly calls for apportioning House members based on “the whole number of persons in each State,” not the number of citizens.

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