There’s one more week to ensure everyone in the U.S. is included in the 2020 Census.
So far, in Colorado, 95.4% of households have been counted, but Census takers want to do better, according to a news release from the U.S. Census Bureau. Their goal is 100%.
Colorado lags slightly behind the U.S. total response rate, which is 95.8%
“It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail — all without having to meet a census taker,” said Laurie Cipriano, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Census Bureau. “This is the first year the census has been conducted primarily online, which has helped with responses during the pandemic.”
Here are the ways to reach the Census takers, if you haven’t been counted yet: Online at 2020census.gov; by phone at 844-330-2020 in English and 12 Non-English languages; by mail using the paper questionnaire mailed to non-responding addresses.
“Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives” and “to inform how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers annually for the next 10 years,” states the Census news release.
For more information, call 844-330-2020 or visit 2020census.gov.