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April 1 is National Census Day


Pictured: Census takers, called enumerators, interview residents who haven't responded to the census and drop off questionnaires (in select areas).

April 1, 2020 is National Census Day. The April 1 Census Day is not a deadline. Rather, when citizens do respond to the census, they are expected to tell the United States Census Bureau where they reside as of April 1. The actual deadline for responding to the census typically falls at the end of July, however the Census Bureau announced on Friday, March 20, that it would delay this year's deadline to mid-August due to the disruption of the COVID-19 virus. Census takers, called enumerators, will come to you house this summer to complete the Census, if you do not complete the Census online, by phone, or by mail.

As of March 29, the response rate for the Eastern Shore is 17.8% of households answering the Census. The statewide response rate is 38.7%. This indicates that the Eastern Shore is currently undercounted. In the future, the Shore will be under served by federal dollars because the population of the Eastern Shore will not represent the actual number of people that live here.


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