Bennington and Windsor counties win 2020 Census PUSH Week

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Bennington and Windsor counties win 2020 Census PUSH Week

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 5:17pm -- tim
Questionnaire Assistance Events Boost Census Participation 

Vermont Business Magazine Census PUSH Week concluded Sunday after pushing 2020 Census self-response rates higher throughout the Northeast. 

Among Vermont counties, Bennington and Windsor counties tied for the top spot by boosting their rates 0.6 percentage points from July 27 to Aug. 2. The counties got help during Push Week from several Mobile Questionnaire Assistance (MQA) events, during which residents were able to get their Census questions answered and complete their questionnaires on the spot. Several other Vermont counties were close behind. The state’s overall response rate increased 0.5 percentage points during the week.

PUSH Week winners have demonstrated highly organized efforts to encourage and inspire self-response to the 2020 Census. As a result, those involved can take personal pride in knowing they are shaping the future of their respective communities. In the coming weeks, we will provide all champions with a creative digital reward to commemorate their incredible accomplishments.

 

County 

Self-response rate July 24 

Self-response rate Aug. 2  

Percentage Point Increase 

Bennington 

48.90% 

49.50% 

0.60% 

Windsor 

49.30% 

49.90% 

0.60% 

Addison 

63.20% 

63.70% 

0.50% 

Chittenden 

72.00% 

72.50% 

0.50% 

Franklin 

61.50% 

62.00% 

0.50% 

Windham 

44.50% 

45.00% 

0.50% 

Caledonia 

51.10% 

51.50% 

0.40% 

Grand Isle 

41.00% 

41.40% 

0.40% 

Lamoille 

50.30% 

50.70% 

0.40% 

Orange 

53.10% 

53.50% 

0.40% 

Orleans 

44.90% 

45.30% 

0.40% 

Rutland 

52.60% 

53.00% 

0.40% 

Washington 

58.40% 

58.80% 

0.40% 

Essex 

35.90% 

36.10% 

0.20% 

 

About the Census: Census results help determine how billions of in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. Census results also determine how many seats in Congress each state gets. That is why local governments, nonprofits and businesses have partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to boost self-response rates. These Census partners are making special efforts to connect with residents who are least likely to respond to the 2020 Census on their own. 

Source: August 4, 2020 — Census 8.4.2020 Shape Your Future. START HERE > 2020Census.gov