The Census 2020 is extended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

VICTORIA, Texas— Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the 2020 Census due date extended to the end of October. The unprecedented events of the COVID-19 Pandemic have affected our 2020 census.

“COVID-19 has impacted our 2020 Census this year mostly in the Census Bureau field operations and in a manner in which they are conducted. Field operations is when a representative goes out into the field perhaps those hard to count or rural areas and basically tries to reach those who have not yet responded”, said Ashely Strevel, City of Victoria Director of Communications.

The 2020 Census forms were sent to each household in the mail. Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, some forms may be delayed but there are other ways to fill out the census 2020.

“Victoria residents actually have through the end of October now that the Census has been extended. However, we highly encourage everyone to complete and respond to their Census today. You can do it online, you can do it by phone or wait for the paper questionnaire to come in your mail,” said Strevel.

Currently, the Victoria County response rate is 54.8%, and the Texas average is 54.3%. The goal of Census 2020 is to count every person living in the U.S.

“So the 2020 Census happens every 10 years, it’s extremely important to every single person who lives in Victoria, because the distribution of $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to the State, County, and communities are really based on this data,” said Strevel.

The City of Victoria has worked hard to encourage all residents to fill out the Census.
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