Big push to meet impending 2020 Census deadline

One day remains to fill out Census

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Birmingham Census 2020 deadline is Thursday, October 15 at 11:59 p.m.

According to Birmingham City Council President William Parker, only 55% of the city’s population has completed the Census.

That has led to an all-hands-on-deck push online, on the phone and in person to get people to complete the form.

All year long, state and local leaders have been beating the drum about taking part in the 2020 Census.

Gov. Kay Ivey and state and city lawmakers have said completing the census will help ensure Alabama receives its fair share of funding.

The federal government also uses the 2020 Census to allocate the nation’s congressional seats.

The Census typically only takes 10 minutes or less to finish.

Click here to complete the form.

Census Bureau Statement on 2020 Census Data Collection Ending:

As of today, well over 99.9% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census. Self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 Census will conclude on October 15, 2020.

Specifically:

  • Internet self-response will be available across the nation through October 15, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST), (through 5:59 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on October 16, 2020). Visit 2020Census.gov to respond today.
  • Phone response will be available for its regularly scheduled time on October 15, 2020. Click here for schedule and a list of numbers.
  • Paper responses must be postmarked by October 15, 2020.
  • Nonresponse Followup census takers will continue resolving nonresponding addresses through the end of the day on October 15, 2020.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently updating 2020Census.gov, Census.gov, as well as all external and internal guidance to reflect the schedule update.

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