News Flash

Wright County News

Posted on: July 7, 2020

2020 Census Timeline Pushed Back Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the standard timelines for the 2020 U.S. Census have been pushed back approximately three months and, in some cases, more.

Many of the timelines for collecting Census data were focused on April and May, but much of the country was shut down during that period, so new timelines have been established. They are as follows:

Self-Response Phase – March 12-Oct. 31. The online, phone or mailed self-response will continue throughout the data collection process. That phase was initially expected to run from March 12-July 11.

Nonresponse Follow-up – Aug. 11 to Oct. 31. Census takers will conduct in-person interviews with households that did not self-respond to the Census. That period was initially scheduled from May 13-July 31.

Enumeration at Transitory Locations – Sept. 3-28. Census takers count people staying at campgrounds, RV parks and hotels if they not usually live elsewhere. This was previously scheduled from April 9-May 4.

Count of People Experiencing Homelessness – Sept. 22-24. The Census Bureau plans to send specially trained Census takers to count people known to sleep outdoors and at all-night businesses. That was originally planned for April 1.

Process Apportionment Counts – Oct. 31-April 30, 2021. Census Bureau experts run and review output from programs to find duplicate responses, determine final housing unit status and populate any missing housing unit date on household size. This was initially slated to be done between July 31-Dec. 31, 2020.

Deliver Apportionment Counts to the President – by April 30, 2021. By law, the Census Bureau will deliver each state’s population total, which determines the number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. This was scheduled to happen by Dec. 30, 2020.

Process Redistricting Data – May 1-July 1, 2021. Census Bureau experts run and review programs to populate any missing demographic data for each household, run differential privacy programs to ensure confidentiality and run tabulation programs for each state delivery. This was scheduled to happen between Jan. 1-March 30, 2021.

Just about every aspect of daily life has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the work of tabulating populations throughout the county has been delayed several months, the hope is that all the work will be completed by July 1, 2021 – three months later than scheduled.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Wright County News

May 9-15 Is National Police Week

Posted on: May 11, 2021

Appointments Open at License Center

Posted on: April 30, 2021

DNR EagleCam Up and Running

Posted on: April 27, 2021

Roadside Spraying

Posted on: April 22, 2021

DNR Has Interactive Bird Song Page

Posted on: April 21, 2021

Appointments Open at License Center

Posted on: April 2, 2021

First Half Property Taxes Due May 17

Posted on: April 1, 2021

I-94 Construction Ramping Up

Posted on: March 29, 2021

HHS Announces New Call Center

Posted on: March 26, 2021

First Half Property Taxes Due May 17

Posted on: March 24, 2021

Virtual Tour of Justice Center

Posted on: March 10, 2021

Fish Houses Must Be Off Lakes By Monday

Posted on: February 24, 2021

Two 4-H Summer Internships Available

Posted on: February 17, 2021

Members of Solar Farm Work Group Named

Posted on: February 16, 2021

I-35W Bridge to Glow Purple Tonight

Posted on: February 16, 2021

View Today's Press Conference

Posted on: February 11, 2021

Sheriff's Office Statement on Shooting

Posted on: February 9, 2021

County Offices Closed Monday, Jan. 18

Posted on: January 15, 2021

Public Health Releases COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: December 31, 2020

DNR Warning Residents About Thin Ice

Posted on: December 18, 2020

MEADA Receives $125,000 Federal Grant

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Public Health Releases COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Sheriff's Office Releases Activity Report

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Sheriff's Office Releases Activity Report

Posted on: November 16, 2020

Santa Coming to Bertram Park Dec. 5

Posted on: November 5, 2020

View the Ballot You Will Be Filling Out

Posted on: October 21, 2020

Buckthorn a Problem in Woodland Areas

Posted on: October 13, 2020

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day

Posted on: September 18, 2020

Absentee Voting In Person Starts Friday

Posted on: September 14, 2020

CSAH 30 Project Nearing Completion

Posted on: September 8, 2020

Road Work on Hwy. 25 Starting Sept. 8

Posted on: September 3, 2020

Sirens to Sound at 1 P.M. Today, But Why?

Posted on: September 2, 2020

Road Closure in Monticello Tuesday

Posted on: August 24, 2020

Why Are Flags at Half-Mast Today?

Posted on: August 19, 2020

Where Is My Polling Place Location?

Posted on: August 10, 2020