2020 U.S. Census

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Michigan officials have dwindling faith in an accurate census count

Michigan officials have dwindling faith in an accurate census count

September 18, 2020 | Bisma Parvez

Amid a pandemic and several major changes, Michigan officials say the Census 2020 count can’t be right.

Detroiters who left for the burbs during pandemic are hardest for Census to count

Detroiters who left for the burbs during pandemic are hardest for Census to count

August 5, 2020 | Bisma Parvez

Downtown, Midtown and Corktown neighborhoods — filled with residents who have homes, parents or friends in the suburbs — have the lowest Census responses in Detroit.

Opinion | The first step to social change is easy: fill out the census

Opinion | The first step to social change is easy: fill out the census

July 7, 2020 | Eric Lupher, Kurt Metzger

Michigan cities need to increase census response rates, or risk losing political representation that can lead to change.

Detroit population continues to decline, according to Census estimate

Detroit population continues to decline, according to Census estimate

May 21, 2020 | Louis Aguilar

The upcoming count will offer a better understanding of Detroit’s demographic changes but the state's largest city is grappling with a low response rate for Census 2020.

Hit hard by coronavirus, Detroit gets creative to boost census counts

Hit hard by coronavirus, Detroit gets creative to boost census counts

April 29, 2020 | Alexandra Schmidt

Detroit had marshaled huge resources to boost census participation. Then came COVID-19. Now, as cases decline, the city is trying to play catchup because millions of dollars are at stake from an accurate count.

Kurt Metzger | Finally, the U.S. Census is counting LGBTQ families

Kurt Metzger | Finally, the U.S. Census is counting LGBTQ families

March 5, 2020 | Kurt Metzger

The U.S. Census Bureau is sometimes slow to reflect the changing nature of families, but this year’s count has made changes to better reflect the LGBTQ community.

Citizenship question is gone. Michigan immigrants still distrust the Census

Citizenship question is gone. Michigan immigrants still distrust the Census

March 2, 2020 | Alexandra Schmidt

Fears persist that census data will be used to target minority populations for deportation, shaping outreach efforts and likely reducing the number of people that will respond to the census.

1.2 million Michiganders at risk of not being counted in 2020 Census

1.2 million Michiganders at risk of not being counted in 2020 Census

February 26, 2020 | Riley Beggin

State officials warn that an undercount could have serious repercussions for the state, including diminished funding and less representation in Congress.

Kurt Metzger | The Census is coming. Racial controversy is never far behind

Kurt Metzger | The Census is coming. Racial controversy is never far behind

February 20, 2020 | Kurt Metzger

The U.S. Census Bureau’s decision not to allow a category for Middle Eastern North African in this year’s count is the latest in a long history of controversies involving race.

Detroit has a lot riding on 2020 Census. Can enlisting neighbors boost count?

Detroit has a lot riding on 2020 Census. Can enlisting neighbors boost count?

February 5, 2020 | Alexandra Schmidt

Detroit is considered one of the hardest cities in the nation to count in the Census, and is working hard to increase participation in some neighborhoods. Plenty of distrust remains, though, as evidenced by efforts in the small east side neighborhood of Yorkshire Woods.

A guide to Michigan’s 2020 Census: jobs, scams, citizen issues

A guide to Michigan’s 2020 Census: jobs, scams, citizen issues

December 10, 2019 | Alexandra Schmidt

So many changes in next year’s census, from online and phone options to new doubts about issues of confidentiality, particularly among undocumented residents.  Bridge answers some of the most commonly asked questions.

Opinion | Wayne County’s diversity poses Census challenges, opportunities

Opinion | Wayne County’s diversity poses Census challenges, opportunities

October 22, 2019 | Alisha Bell

The county's diverse population poses challenges, especially regarding language and trust in local governments. These barriers increase the chances immigrant Americans will be undercounted in the 2020 census.

Gretchen Whitmer on Census: Get counted or lose money, clout for Michigan

Gretchen Whitmer on Census: Get counted or lose money, clout for Michigan

June 11, 2019 | Chastity Pratt

Governor signs executive order creating Census committee to better reach undercounted communities

Detroit serious about boosting census participation, Mayor Mike Duggan says

Detroit serious about boosting census participation, Mayor Mike Duggan says

May 30, 2019 | Joel Kurth

Detroit is raising $3 million and plans to hire hundreds of workers to boost participation in the census, which provides $1,800 per person annually in federal funds.

Mayor Mike Duggan says Detroit won’t be undercounted in 2020 Census

Mayor Mike Duggan says Detroit won’t be undercounted in 2020 Census

March 1, 2019 | Chastity Pratt

Detroit plans to hire 100 workers and raise $1.7 million to spread the word about the Census and ensure the city’s population is accurate.