Encourages Remaining Households to Respond to the 2020 U.S. Census as Sept. 30 Deadline Approaches
Hartford, CT – With counting efforts for the 2020 U.S. Census set to end on Sept. 30, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz encouraged the remaining Connecticut households to respond to the decennial questionnaire.
Connecticut’s total enumeration rate – the self-response rate plus those enumerated in nonresponse follow-up – is 98.6 percent.
More than 70 percent of the total number of Connecticut households that have been counted self-responded to the 2020 U.S. Census by phone, online or mail. Connecticut’s 2020 self-response rate exceeds the state’s 2010 self-response rate of 69.5 percent.
“One simple way we can all make a difference in our future is by completing the 2020 U.S. Census. Responses will help ensure households have access to basic needs such as food, health care, and childcare. It’s quick, easy, safe and secure. Throughout the next week, I will be crisscrossing the state to encourage the remaining two percent of households to take 10 minutes to help shape Connecticut’s future for the next 10 years,” said Lt. Governor Bysiewicz.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced in August that it would end all counting efforts for the 2020 U.S. Census on Sept. 30 – a month earlier than the previous Oct. 31 deadline. This includes critical door-knocking, collecting responses online, over the phone and by mail.
The 2020 Census is open for self-response online at 2020Census.gov, over the phone by calling 844-330-2020 (English) or 844-468-2020 (Spanish), and by paper through the mail.
The U.S. Census Bureau is also providing the Internet Self-Response Instrument and Census Questionnaire Assistance in 12 non-English languages; enumerator instrument, bilingual paper questionnaire, bilingual mailing, and field enumeration materials in Spanish; and language guides, language glossaries, and language identification card in 59 non-English languages.
Residents who do not have their unique 12-digit number can still complete the Census online or by phone at 2020Census.gov.