2020 Census Completion Deadline Is Now Sept 30th

U.S. Census Bureau recently announced that the deadline for 2020 Census completion is now September 30th, 2020. The change moves the Census completion deadline UP from October 31st, a full thirty-one days sooner. It is now more urgent than ever to talk with your friends, neighbors and families about the importance of taking the Census.

The Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. The Census occurs once every 10 years and determines how billions of federal dollars are allocated to communities that US citizens directly and indirectly benefit from, such as funding for schools, roads and infrastructure.

Response rates for the City of Cleveland currently stand at 47%; Collinwood response rates to the 2020 Census lie between 25%-30%. GCDC would like to encourage our entire community to talk with your neighbors, friends and family members about the many ways you can respond to the Census and even assist those who need help doing so.

You can take the Census online by visiting https://2020census.gov/en.html from your smartphone or desktop. The site does not save your data, so it is safe and private to assist others in taking the Census this way.

You can also take the Census over the phone by calling 844-330-2020. Share this phone number with those who do not have internet access or who are uncomfortable with taking the Census online.

Finally, the Census can be completed by mail. The U.S. Census Bureau mailed paper questionnaires to homes mid-April with instructions on how to respond. If you have lost or misplaced your questionnaire, please respond to the Census online or by phone with the number above.

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Volume 12, Issue 9, Posted 4:17 PM, 09.03.2020