Census PUSH WEEK created to drive self-response rates, begins July 27

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Census PUSH WEEK created to drive self-response rates, begins July 27

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 6:16am -- tim

Counties and Cities Compete to Boost Census Participation via Big PUSH

Vermont Business Magazine The PUSH to increase participation in the 2020 Census is on!

Counties and major cities will compete in a regional challenge to determine who can PUSH a greater self-response rate during Census PUSH WEEK July 27-August 2. The primary goal of PUSH Week is to increase 2020 Census self-response rates via local activities, parades, social messaging campaigns, and Census Mobile Questionnaire Assistance events to ensure that everyone gets counted. For a list of events in Vermont where people can get help completing their questionnaires during PUSH Week, see below.

Community leaders and Census partners have done a great job promoting the message that completing the 2020 Census is safe, easy, and important. Currently, Chittenden County leads the state of Vermont with a response rate of 71.8%, but for Census PUSH Week, winners will be determined by the response rate increase over the entire week. That means Essex County, at 35.6% has an opportunity to win the week if its communities provide a strong PUSH!  The % POINT INCREASE column, below, which will indicate self-response improvement, is what matters most in this competition.

Media advisories with updated information in the columns below will be provided on Tuesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 30. Final Census PUSH Week results will be delivered on Tuesday, August 4. It is important to note that residents may still self-respond to the 2020 Census at any point prior to the October 31 deadline.

Census PUSH Week

COUNTY                                                           SELF-RESPONSE RATE    % POINT INCREASE   NEW RATE

Addison

 

63.0%

0.00%

?

 

Bennington

 

48.7%

0.00%

?

 

Caledonia

 

50.9%

0.00%

?

 

Chittenden

 

71.8%

0.00%

?

 

Essex

 

35.6%

0.00%

?

 

Franklin

 

61.3%

0.00%

?

 

Grand Isle

 

40.9%

0.00%

?

 

Lamoille

 

50.1%

0.00%

?

 

Orange

 

52.8%

0.00%

?

 

Orleans

 

44.7%

0.00%

?

 

Rutland

 

52.4%

0.00%

?

 

Washington

 

58.1%

0.00%

?

 

Windham

 

44.2%

0.00%

?

 

Windsor

 

49.1%

0.00%

?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Events in Vermont during Push Week

 

7/27/2020

5pm to 7pm

City of Burlington Community and Economic Development Office

20 Allen

Burlington

7/28/2020

9am to 5pm

Stratton Refuse and Recycle Center

8 Town Garage

West Wardsboro

7/28/2020

11am to 2pm

City Market

82 S Winooski Ave

Burlington

7/28/2020

4pm to 7pm

City Market

82 S Winooski Ave

Burlington

7/29/2020

10am to 12:30pm

City of Burlington Community and Economic Development Office

20 Allen St

Burlington

7/29/2020

3pm to 6pm

Champlain Islands Farmers' Market

501 US-2

South Hero

7/29/2020

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Moonrise Cinemas

278 Roaring Brook Rd

Barton

7/30/2020

9am to 3pm

Mountain Market Place

5700 VT-100

Londonderry

7/30/2020

9am to 5pm

Stratton Refuse and Recycle Center

8 Town Garage

West Wardsboro

7/30/2020

2pm to 7pm

Newport City Fire Department

350 Western Ave

Newport

7/31/2020

10am to 2pm

Agency of Human Services

21 Metro Way

Barre

7/31/2020

noon to 2pm

Agency of Human Services

36 Oxbow Dr

Bradford

7/31/2020

4pm to 7:30pm

West Townshend Farmers Market

6573 VT Route 30

West Townshend

7/31/2020

5pm to 8pm

Fairfax Farmers Market

1210 Main St

Fairfax

8/1/2020

8am to 4pm

Wilmington Antique and Flea Market

236 VT-9

Wilmington

8/1/2020

8:30am to 2pm

Middlebury Farmers Market

530 Exchange St

Middlebury

8/1/2020

9am to 3pm

Mountain Market Place

5700 VT-100

Londonderry

8/1/2020

9am to noon

Town of Stowe

137 Main Street

Stowe

8/1/2020

10am to 2pm

Champlain Islands Farmers' Market

185 US-2

Grand Isle

8/1/2020

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Moonrise Cinemas

278 Roaring Brook Rd

Barton

8/2/2020

8am to 4pm

Wilmington Antique and Flea Market

236 VT-9

Wilmington

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. For more on the 2020 Census, including local response rates, operational adjustments associated with COVID-19, and opportunities to interview a Census representative, please contact the media specialist below.

Source: July 22, 2020 —US Census