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File #: 20-189    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/15/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action:
Title: Update on Response Rates for Census 2020 PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item it to provide the Town Council with an update on the response rates to Census 2020 since mailed notice was released in early March.
Attachments: 1. A - 2020 Response Orange County 13 Apr 2020, 2. Attachment B, Map of Census Tract Response Rates
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Update on Response Rates for Census 2020
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item it to provide the Town Council with an update on the response rates to Census 2020 since mailed notice was released in early March.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning, Manager's Office

CONTACT INFORMATION: Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; Rachel Heggen - 919-918-7314, rheggen@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: Mailed notice of the decennial U.S. Census went out in early March and reporting on the level of responses began on March 20th. North Carolina is currently 36th in overall responses nationwide. Orange County has been leading the state in responses to date, with information available from several sources, starting first with Orange County' web resources on the count at https://orangecountync.gov/2092/Census-2020. Carolina Demography, based in the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is providing weekly updates for the state and counties at https://www.ncdemography.org/2020-census-tracker/. The report for April 13th is included as Attachment A. Chapelboro's ongoing reporting and archived items https://chapelboro.com/category/news/2020-census reveals the local general news and the NC Counts Coalition provides a more detailed view of actions being taken to maximize participation of all residents, https://www.nccensus.org/updates. Census tract response rates are available from the US Census website, https://www.2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html, with the attached map showing the current level of response. The highest reporting Census tract is 107.06, which lies between Estes Drive and Homestead Road. Focused outreach to tracts 107.08 and 107.09, showing less than 50 percent responses at this time, are anticipated as a next step.

Background and Schedule. Information on Census 2020 has been included in two previous agenda items: June 11, 2019 Board of Aldermen meeting, available at the follow...

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