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34.6% of Arizona Households Have Responded to the 2020 Census

Self-Respond TODAY online, by phone or by mail

 

To date, 34.6% of Arizona households have self-responded to the 2020 Census. The national self-response rate is 36.2%. Check out this MAP to track response rates.

 

It has never been easier to respond to the 2020 Census on your own, whether online, by phone, or by mail - all without having to meet a census taker. Remember, April 1, 2020 is Census Day. We encourage all Arizonans to self-respond as soon as possible and make Arizona the state with the highest 2020 Census self-response rate in the nation! Go to 2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020 and cross it off your TO DO list today. 

 

TOP 15 SELF-RESPONSE RATES (BY ARIZONA COUNTY) - 3/31/2020

 

1. Maricopa County, 37.6%

2. Yavapai County 37.6%

3. Pima County, 36.8%

4. Mohave County, 34.3%

5. Pinal County, 32.1%
6. Cochise County, 31.5%

7. Graham County, 28.0%

8. Yuma County, 23.6%

9. Gila County, 21.2%

10. Santa Cruz County 20.5%

11. Coconino County 20.2%
12. Greenlee County, 15.2%

13. Navajo County, 11.6%

14. La Paz County, 4.7%

15. Apache County, 1.4%

 

OPERATIONS UPDATE

Based on continuing assessments of guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, the U.S. Census Bureau is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15, 2020.

 

The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone who will go through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions.

The Census Bureau continues to evaluate all 2020 Census field operations, and will communicate any further updates as soon as possible.

 

The 2020 Census is open for self-response online at 2020Census.gov, over the phone by calling the number provided in your invitation, and by paper through the mail.

 

ABOUT THE 2020 CENSUS

  • The 2020 Census is a short questionnaire that asks about who lives in your household as of April 1, 2020. 
  • The 2020 Census requires counting a diverse and growing population in the United States and the five U.S. territories.
  • The 2020 Census is important because it will determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, inform hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
  • Responding to the 2020 Census is safe and secure. Individual responses are confidential and protected by law.

 

The upcoming 2020 Census enumeration process will directly impact and define our communities for the next decade. Census Bureau figures are used for the appropriation of federal funds, the apportionment of US House of Representative seats, state legislature and other local entities representation. Additionally, Census Bureau figures are now commonly used by many in the public and private sector for business decisions that impact our future growth.

The data collected during the upcoming 2020 Census will define our region for at least a decade and impacts:

  • Federal funding
  • US Representative seats
  • State legislature districts
  • School districts
  • Voting precincts
  • Calculation of education, unemployment, crime, and poverty rates
  • Business location decisions

The 2020 Census provides an opportunity for everyone to be counted. Tribal, state, and local governments; community-based organizations; faith-based groups; schools; businesses; the media; and others play a key role in developing partners to educate and motivate residents to participate in the 2020 Census. When community members are informed, they are more likely to respond to the census. Through collaborative partnerships, the U.S. Census Bureau and community leaders can reach the shared goal of counting EVERYONE in 2020.

A Complete Count Committee (CCC) is comprised of a broad spectrum of government and community leaders from education, business, healthcare, and other community organizations. These trusted voices develop and implement a 2020 Census awareness campaign based upon their knowledge of the local community to encourage a response.  The primary goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

Each of the four Counties in the SEAGO region have formed a CCC for their county and will be working with cities and towns in their region to coordinate local efforts to raise awareness and make sure everyone is counted!

2020 Type of Enumeration Area Viewer Released

TIP SHEET: CB19-TPS.10

FEB.  28, 2019 — The U.S. Census Bureau has released the 2020 Type of Enumeration Area (TEA) Viewer. The TEA Viewer is an interactive map application that shows how different geographic areas will be invited to respond to the 2020 Census.

Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. Nearly every household will receive an invitation; 95 percent of households across the nation will receive their census invitation in the mail and almost 5 percent will receive their invitation when a census taker drops it off at their home. The remaining less than 1 percent of areas, mostly remote, will be counted in person by a census taker instead of being invited to respond on their own. Each of these categories is a different TEA.

The Census Bureau used the latest information on local characteristics to assign each area to a TEA; these TEA delineations were released to the public on February 1 during the Census Bureau’s quarterly 2020 Census Program Management Review. The assigned delineations are designed to maximize each area’s participation in the 2020 Census.

The TEA Viewer allows users to explore the interactive map down to the census tract level to see what percentage of housing units are within each TEA. The TEA Viewer is a useful tool for analysis on which neighborhoods and sparsely populated areas can expect to see census takers during the public response phase of the 2020 Census. 

US Census is hiring for Recruiting Assistants throughout the state!  Pay range is $16-$20 per hour no benefits.  Positions will last until August 2020.  For more information and to apply visit:  www.2020census.gov/jobs.