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Census 2020

Census 2020 Updates

DEADLINE was October 15th

RESULTS: NATIONAL reached 67% (74% in 2010)

OHIO reached 70.7% (69% in 2010)
LUCAS CO reached 66.7% (67.3% in 2010)
TOLEDO reached 60.3% (64.8% in 2010)

WOOD CO reached 73.9% (70.1% in 2010)
OTTAWA CO reached 50.5% (51.8% in 2010)

Based on the Census $1.5 Trillion is awarded annually.

OHIO receives $33 Billion per year (based on the Census).

Each state receives $1200 per year for each person counted.

Census 2020 Resources

Less than one month until U.S. Households receive 2020 Census Invitations

The Census Matters For Ohio Communities

Census Information for Lucas County

Census 101: What You Need To Know

LWV Census Information

FACT SHEET:How the 2020 Census Will Invite Everyone to Respond


SUPPORT FOR LANGUAGES: The 2020 Census questionnaire will be available online and by phone in English and 12 additional languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese.

13 languages cover the language needs of over 99% of all U.S. households.

LANGUAGE GUIDES: To help ensure a complete count of everyone, the Census Bureau will provide video language guides, print language guides and language glossaries in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, Braille, and Large Print.

Important 2020 Census Dates

Mark Your Calendar:

March 12-20: Initial invitations to respond online and by phone will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with the invitation to respond online or over the phone.

March 16-24: Reminder letters will be delivered.

March 26-April 3: Reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not responded.

April 8-16: Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.

April 20-27: Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded before census takers follow up in person.

May 13-July 31: If a household does not respond to any of the invitations, a census taker will follow up in person.

Census 2020 In the News

Local officials announce new committee for 2020 census

In order to get as many people counted, read more about how different states are investing in how their populations will know about the 2020 Census. From The New York Times: In 2020 Census, Big Efforts in Some States. In Others, Not So Much.

Census 2020 Lucas County Facebook Page & Twitter

A Census 2020 Facebook and Twitter page for Lucas County has been created:

Facebook Please like and share!!


How will I take the 2020 Census?

Who Should I Count?

The 2020 Census will count every person living in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories.

If you are completing the census for your home, you should count everyone who is living there as of April 1, 2020 (Census Day). That means everyone who is living and sleeping there most of the time.

You may have questions about how people in some special circumstances are counted on the 2020 Census, including people who move on Census Day, people born on Census Day, military members, and more.

Click the link below to find out who you should count on your census form.

Who To Count

America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers

In Student Housing, Off Campus or With Parents, College Students Count in 2020 Census

A freshman living on campus in student housing. A junior varsity athlete sharing an off-campus house with teammates. A senior living solo in an off-campus apartment. Even though many residents of a typical American college town might move away after they graduate, they have to be counted while they live there.

College towns across the country depend on students' responses to the census. The reason: Census results help determine how much federal funding communities will receive over the next 10 years.

"Young college students may be going off on their own for the first time, and when they see a postcard or a census worker and are asked to take the census, they may not understand that they're supposed to take it where they're living."

-- Evan Curtis, state planning coordinator and co-chair of the Utah Complete Count Committee

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A complete and accurate count in 2020 is so important that the U.S. Census Bureau is hiring an estimated 500,000 temporary employees to ensure everyone is counted.

"I have the recruiting staff go to the student unions at least once a week (if the schools allow them to) and set up a recruiting table," said Marquette Youngblood, recruiting coordinator in the Dallas Regional Census Center.

To read more about how: college students should be counted 2020 Census jobs are a great opportunity for students to earn extra income while completing their studies--and to help ensure their college town is counted in 2020, continue reading .