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Arlington mayor: Local governments need to get involved early in 2020 Census planning and outreach

In an op-ed in The Marysville Globe this week, Arlington Mayor Barb Tolbert outlines why her city is engaging early on outreach and data preparation for the 2020 Census:

New Construction program - 2020 Census

This is local governments’ last chance to update the Census Bureau’s address list before April 1, 2020, Census Day. This program allows local jurisdictions to submit city style mailing addresses for housing units constructed and/or completed after address canvassing and LUCA. This program will be conducted in June through August of 2019.

Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) - Census 2020

This program offers federally recognized tribes, state tribal liaisons, local governments, councils of government, and regional planning organizations the opportunity to review and modify select statistical boundaries that the Census Bureau uses to report the data that they collect. Registration will be March-May 2018. The work will be completed January-July 2019.

What are the affected geographies?

Boundary Annexation Survey (BAS) - Census 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) annually to collect information about selected legally defined geographic areas. The BAS is used to update information about the legal boundaries and names of all governments.

Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA)

The Local Update of Census Addresses operation or LUCA, is a voluntary decennial census operation. LUCA is the only opportunity prior to the 2020 Census for tribal, state, and local governments to review and update the U.S. Census Bureau’s residential address list and flag group quarters for their jurisdiction.

Counting people experiencing homelessness during the 2020 Census

Our goal is a complete and accurate census. We count everyone living in the United States, including people experiencing homelessness. 

The Census Bureau does not produce or publish an official count of the population experiencing homelessness.

Hard-to-count population - 2020 Census

The Census Bureau has defined an area as hard to count (HTC) if the self-response rate in the 2010 Census was 73% or less.

The Census Bureau’s Planning Database includes HTC scores along with American Community Survey (ACS) data at the tract and block group level. You can use this data to target your 2020 Complete Count efforts.

Census impacts on funding

An accurate census count is essential for our state. The federal , state and local governments, businesses, nonprofits and foundations, routinely rely on data from the Census to allocate funding, define where services are delivered, and promote economic development. When census information is not accurate, it suppresses the voices of undercounted groups and regions, and undermines the basic political equality that is central to our democracy.

State (2010 Census detailed demographic profiles)

An asterisk (*) denotes that the race/ethnic group does not meet the minimum population threshold of 100 persons at the state level.

The most common tables are highlighted in bold.

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