Census Deadline is September 30th! Why It’s So Important…

Census Deadline is September 30th! Why It’s So Important…

U.S. Census and Using Census Data

As required by the U. S. Constitution, every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts the decennial census to determine the number of people living in the United States. Census data are used to allocate multiple federal funding streams. In 2005, the Bureau launched the annual American Community Survey (ACS) which helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities for the years between the decennial censuses. Planners use U.S. Census data and other surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, such as the ACS,  to better understand the social, economic, and demographic conditions in their communities.   There are many table and tools available to help planners better understand the social, economic, and demographic conditions in their communities. For more information about the U.S. Census and the accessing US Census data click here

As of September 1, 2020, only 42.6% of Greene County households have completed the 2020 Census which is 58th out of the 62 counties in New York. 

Nationally 65.1% of households have completed the 2020 census and in New York State, 61.4%.  New York State’s response rate is 36th in the country.

Complete the 2020 Census before September 30th at https://2020census.gov/

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