Census 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way nonprofits delivering in-home early-childhood development programs connect with families. As the deadline for the 2020 census draws nearer, Heather Tritten, executive director at Parent Possible, said her group's home visitors are reaching out to families by phone to remind them that participating in the census is safe and critical for funding programs children younger than 5 years old depend on.

Census 2020: Risk of Undercount in Rural Colorado

Apr 1, 2020
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The census is supposed to be a complete count of everyone in the country, but people always are missed, and rural residents tend to be undercounted more frequently than others.

According to the US Census Bureau, as of Wednesday, 40.3% of Colorado households have self-responded to the 2020 Census. The national self-response rate is 38.4%.  In Garfield County, a little more than 37% of households have responded, 24.2% in Lake County, 16.7% in Pitkin County, and 9.8% in Eagle County. The self-response questionnaire is at 2020census.gov and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

Avoiding Scammers Posing as Census Workers

Mar 17, 2020

Imposter scams continue to target older Americans, and with the upcoming 2020 Census, many Colorado residents could be receiving phony census contacts fishing for personal information that can result in fraud or identity theft.

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The U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, but immigrant rights advocates say the controversy has created a chilling effect that could lead to an undercount.

DENVER -- Getting an accurate count in the upcoming 2020 Census could be a big factor in determining whether federally funded agencies can provide the same services other Americans rely on to people with a limited ability to read, write or speak English.

Counting every person in the United States is no small task, which is why the Census Bureau is hiring nearly half a million people. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Daniel Barr, area census office manager for Northern Colorado to learn more about census-related job openings in Garfield County.

Children's advocates in Colorado are working to ensure that all children are counted in the upcoming 2020 Census, even children younger than five years old and not yet in school. The once-a-decade population count, set for April 1, will determine how many federal tax dollars return to Colorado over the next 10 years.

In Part Two of a conversation with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the 2020 Census, Phillip Supino, long-range planner for the City of Aspen, talks about "address canvassing" and gives an update on the controversial citizenship question.

Census 2020: Colorado Could Pick Up a Congressional Seat

Aug 7, 2019

The 2020 Census is coming up and counties across the state are already preparing. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Phillip Supino, long-range planner for the City of Aspen, who is working in the Roaring Fork Valley for the Complete Count Committee. Here he talks about how the census could add a new Congressional seat in Colorado.