2020 U.S. Census

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Indiana has a higher response rate on the Census than the country as a whole, according to the latest Census data. The U.S. Census Bureau reports more than 57 percent of Hoosiers had responded as of Friday – more than the national response rate of a little more than 53 percent. 

According to the response rate map created by the Census, Minnesota has the highest response rate with 64 percent. More than 78 million households across the country have been counted for the census, as of Friday. 

On this edition of the podcast the you’ll the latest on coronavirus concerns around the state including the closing of several school districts in northwest Indiana, Brandon Smith reports on bills that passed and failed at the close of the 2020 legislative session and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Deb Stempowski, Assistant Director for Decennial Programs for U.S. Census Bureau. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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Today: The U.S. Census Bureau begins mailing invitations to all Americans this month to respond to the once-a-decade population count that is so important.  Deb Stempowski has an overview of the 2020 Census and how to respond by mail, by phone or through the Internet.