To help achieve vibrant communities with great opportunity for all, an accurate and thorough 2020 census is key. Without a true count, the 2020 census can lead to more than a decade of underrepresentation and underinvestment in communities that have been historically undercounted. Your active engagement is needed now, more than ever.
It’s not too late to complete the 2020 Census for your household, the 2020 Census has been extended to October 31st.
Michigan is currently 3rd in self-response rate
#1 Minnesota 71.4%
#2 Wisconsin 68.8%.
#3 Michigan 68.1%
While our state response rate is well compared to other states it is important that we work to increase that number as high as possible to make sure that we receive necessary resources and representation.
St. Clair County has a self-response rate above the state’s average, we currently rank 12th.
While the county is ahead of 2010’s final response rate of 70.7%, we are behind neighboring counties:
St. Clair 73.7%
Within the county some cities and townships are responding better than others. Cities such as Marysville and St. Clair and more rural areas of China Township, Kenockee, Riley, and Wales all have a response rate over 80%. But others are behind including:
Port Huron 67.1%
Burtchville Twp. 65.2%
Ira Twp. 62.4%
Clay Twp. 55.7%
Starting in July, census takers will visit homes that haven't yet responded to the 2020 Census. Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines when they visit your home. All census takers complete a virtual COVID-19 training on social distancing and other health and safety protocols before beginning their work in neighborhoods.
If someone visits your home to collect information for the Census, check to make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.
If no one is home when the census taker visits, the census taker will leave a notice of their visit with information about how to respond online, by phone or by mail.