Posts Tagged ‘2020 Census’

If you have already completed the census only to realize you left off your baby, young child, or someone else living in your household on April 1st, you can correct your census submission. The Census Bureau along with its partner Count All Kids offer guidance on how to make corrections on forms that have already been submitted.

If you submitted an online form:

If you feel you have made a mistake, you can return to the online questionnaire and resubmit your information. The Census Bureau has procedures in place to resolve duplicate submissions. If you’ve already responded using your Census ID, select the link that reads “If you do not have a Census ID, click here” to submit a corrected response for your address. Be sure to respond for everyone who was living at your address on April 1.

If you submitted a paper form:

If you need to make a correction to a response on your paper questionnaire, carefully draw a line through the incorrect entry. Then, write the correct information as close as possible to what you crossed out. If you checked the wrong box, just draw a line through it and mark the correct box for the question.

You cannot make changes to your questionnaire once you have mailed it back. If you have serious concerns about your response, you can complete the questionnaire again online.

For additional information, check out https://countallkids.org/fixing-an-incorrect-census-submission/ 

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As of July 19th, the City of Decatur’s 2020 Census response rate overall is 71.2%. The City Commission set a goal of 90% so we have a ways to go before we reach our goal.

The City is comprised of nine census tracts, each with its own response rate. In an effort to help us reach our citywide goal, the City Commission will be hosting a census tract challenge during July and August with a focus on seven of the tracts. Residents in the census tract with the largest increase in response rate will be eligible to receive a prize in September. Details coming soon.

Responding to the 2020 Census is simple and quick. It will only take about 10 minutes of your time. Use a computer, smartphone or tablet and go to my2020census.gov to complete your form. Or you may call 844-330-2020. Several languages are available.  Count everyone in your household. By completing the 2020 Census you will help determine how Decatur will grow and thrive over the next ten years.

Here’s a map of the census tracts and the current response rates. Each has been assigned to a member of the Decatur City Commission. The winning City Commissioner will receive bragging rights for the next decade.

Want to keep track of your tract’s progress from now until August 20? There are two ways.

1. Check out the City’s GIS portal call Decatur OneMap at http://onemap.decaturga.com/cityofdecatur/ and add the “Census” layer to the map.
2. Check out the Census Bureau’s response rate map at https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html and use the tool to drill down to view the City’s response rates.

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As of April 16, the City’s response rate to the 2020 US Census has increased to 60.6%. We are now ranked 9th in the State, just behind Grayson and Avondale Estates.


Responding to the Census is critical to the City (as well as DeKalb County and the State of Georgia) because the results help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into the community every year for the next ten years.

Have you responded yet? If not, it only takes a few minutes whether you are completing the paper form, entering your information online or calling the Census hotline. Go here to get started – https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html

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The City of Decatur has a 56% response rate as of April 8 which places us in an 11th place tie with Between and Alpharetta in the State of Georgia for best response rate so communities across the State are responding to the 2020 Census. (Our goal is 90%.) If you have not yet responded, you can respond online in one of 13 languages and find assistance in many more. Go here to get started – https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html. The time is now.

Please note: You may receive multiple mailings from the Census Bureau this year, including an invitation to respond to the 2020 Census and follow-up postcards and letters. Millions of households received reminder postcards in the mail last week. If you receive mail after you have already responded, you should disregard it. It was sent before they received your response.

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For more information on the 2020 Census response rates, take a moment to check out the map and data dashboard. Both will be found here – https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html.

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The U.S. Census Bureau has been working for more than a decade on the 2020 Census, and today is an important day: April 1 — Census Day — the reference day for the 2020 Census. (FYI, it is not a deadline for responding.)

If you have not taken the time to respond, now’s your chance to count everyone living in your home as of April 1. Go online, mail back your form or call in your response. For more information, visit 2020census.gov.

Curious to know how the City of Decatur or your childhood hometown are doing in terms of responding? Check out the response rate map on the Census website. As of March 30, the City’s overall response rate was 44.5%. Help us reach our goal of 90% by responding as soon as you are able.

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