2020 Census

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The decision to shorten the 2020 census schedule by a month was not made by officials within the bureau, according to a report from the bureau's watchdog agency. The report also warned the shortened schedule for the decennial population count increases the risks of not obtaining a complete and accurate count.

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Greater Cincinnati officials are urging people to complete their census forms before Sept. 30, even though a federal court in California could extend that deadline based on a recent lawsuit.

As U.S. Census Bureau field workers undertake last-minute efforts in the 2020 census, officials say they're optimistic about meeting the shortened timeframe – despite complaints from community groups and concerns about undercounting critical populations.

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Only about half of Cincinnati residents have responded to the 2020 Census. The city trails Hamilton County, which has an estimated 61% return rate, and the state of Ohio, which has an average of 64%. The national average is around 59%. The head of Cincinnati's city planning department says the difference doesn't come as a huge surprise.

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Hiring is underway for this year's census and local leaders say the work could lead to more jobs and additional federal spending down the road. Cincinnati's mayor and the Hamilton County commission president are touting the 2020 Census, hoping to get 100% participation.

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President Trump is speaking from the White House about his administration's push to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. Watch his remarks live.

The president's comments are expected to begin at 5 p.m. ET. If it is after the scheduled start time and the below video does not play, please try refreshing the page. 

Non-profits in Kentucky are being urged to take steps that will help ensure an accurate count in the U.S. census. 

From health and education to nutrition and housing assistance, Kentucky has many statewide programs supported by federal funding that’s appropriated based on census results. 

One study finds that an inaccurate count may cause the commonwealth to lose more than $2,000 per person, per year in federal funding. 


The courts have yet to issue their final word on whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

But starting Thursday, the Census Bureau is asking about a quarter-million households in the U.S. to fill out questionnaires that include the question, "Is this person a citizen of the United States?"

The forms are part of a last-minute, nine-week experiment the federal government is using to gauge how the public could react next year to census forms with the potential census question.

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You tell me if this makes sense.

Ohio has 16 congressional districts - for the moment, at least.