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Census Presses for Response

April 1 is officially Census Day. In March, Census 2020 invitations were sent to all household addresses (except P.O. boxes) with an individualized Census ID and a request to respond online at my2020census.gov or by calling 1.844.330.2020 to complete the form. 

The County Complete Count Committee and the League of Women Voters of Door County urge you to respond online. It should take fewer than 10 minutes for most households. Even if residents have lost or tossed the ID number sent to them, or if they have a P.O. box and did not receive the ID, they can still go online (or call) and choose the Do Not Have a Census ID option. The Census Bureau hopes most people will respond online so fewer census takers will need to make home visits.

As of March 30, Door County lags the state (44.3 percent) and surrounding counties in self-responding: Door County, 27.1 percent; Kewaunee County, 47.9 percent; Brown County, 49.7 percent; and Manitowoc County, 49.4 percent.

Census information is used to determine representation and the amount of federal money that goes to states for social and public services, transportation, highways, schools and emergency services. The U.S. Census is required by the Constitution, and participation is required by law.