The local community has been doing well in responding to the 2020 US Census.
That’s according to Ellisa Johnson, who is the Deputy Director of the US Census Bureau office in Chicago. Johnson joined Warsaw’s weekly COVID-19 press conference via phone on Wednesday, encouraging people to get the census done if you have not already.
She said that the national response rate to the census is 59.6 percent, but Indiana and Warsaw are ahead of that rate at 64.6 percent and 62.9 percent respectively. According to 2020census.gov, Kosciusko County as a whole is at 57.2 percent.
Johnson credited city officials and area census workers for their hard work to make sure the census has been getting done.
If you haven’t filled out the 2020 census yet, you still have plenty of time to do it. Johnson says the non-respondent period was pushed back to start at August 11th, meaning that a census taker will come to your door and talk to you about the census. That period will also go through October 31st.
Johnson says the 2020 census has been one of the easiest to complete with the easier methods. You can complete the census by calling 844-330-2020, going onto 2020census.gov or by completing the physical form that has been mailed to a residence.
The bureau will be physically bringing out 2,000 census packets to local residents this week.