2020 Census

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The deadline to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census form is Sept. 30. That means counties like Warren are stepping up their door-to-door efforts to count every resident.

In the spring, the bureau started sending out surveys through the mail. As of Monday, 67.6% of Kentucky households had completed the census form on their own.

In Warren County, that estimated number is only 66.4% of estimated households. It's a number the Bowling Green-Warren County Complete Count Committee would like to see move higher.

Republicans in Congress are signaling that the Census Bureau cannot take the extra time it has said it needs to count every person living in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic — even if that risks leaving some residents out of the 2020 census.


The 2020 Census has been overshadowed by information overload and concern about COVID-19. But a community census group in Daviess County has kept up its efforts to get residents to participate.

The Daviess County Complete Count Committee has about 35 members combining their skills to get residents to fill out their household information.

Committee chair Keith Sanders said with strategies like electronic message boards, yard signs and social media, results are good, so far. He said about 70 percent of Daviess County residents have filled out their census information by mail, phone or online.

“We’re likely to get to 85 percent. We certainly hope so, because that just simply reduces the number that have to be accounted for by going door-to-door," said Sanders. "And as we all well know, this is going to be more challenging than it would have been, because of the pandemic.”

U.S. Census Bureau

Kentucky residents can expect notices in their mailboxes beginning next week with information on filling out the 2020 Census questionnaire. There are new options for this census.

The once-in-10-year count of everyone living in the United States is shifting into high gear, with letters from the U.S. Census Bureau expected to arrive in mailboxes across the nation March 12-20.

The letters will have detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.