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City Interactive Map Shows Daily Census Responses in Greensboro

Post Date:07/01/2020 9:40 AM
How is your neighborhood doing in its response to the US Census 2020? Find out using this interactive map, which is updated daily with response rates from the federal census bureau.

Each census tract is assigned a number, which you will see on colored sections of the map. Each color indicates the percentage range of households in that tract who have already responded to the census.

Not sure what census tract you live in? Type your address in the top left “Find address of place” field of the map.

To see what your tract’s response rate is, click on the first icon at the top right corner of the map – the “Legend.” The higher the number, the higher the participation has been in that tract.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, households may have lost track of the census campaign, but with the availability of this Greensboro-focused interactive map and its daily updates, we can all get back on track with our responses,” says Sue Schwartz, director of the City’s Planning Department, which is spearheading Greensboro’s census efforts.

The US Census 2020 website states census data will continue to be collected until September 30.

Schwartz suggests residents bookmark the link to the interactive map and help spread the word about the census using their social media accounts and other communications mediums.

Greensboro overall has done well so far responding to the census, Schwartz says, but adds more is needed to secure the city’s share of federal funding for health care, education, housing, and roads and utility infrastructure, as well as determine how many seats NC is allocated in the House of Representatives.

According to the Make NC Count website, the state could lose more than $16,000 in federal funding over a 10-year period for each resident who isn’t counted in the 2020 Census.

“Census date brings tax dollars back to our community,” Schwartz says. “And that isn’t just a catchy slogan; it’s why this decennial process is so important to everyone. Every body counts.”

Learn more about the census from the City’s website, as well as the US Census 2020 website.
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