By now, every household in the U.S. should have received an invitation to reply to the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail.
Federal, state and local governments are encouraging responses from everyone in the U.S., including those deemed hard to count.
BMC’s GIS team developed an app that tracks 2020 Census self-response rates, based on Census Bureau data.
This app allows quick access to response rates by county and Census tract. It also allows users to click on layers, adjust transparency, search by address, view data tables, and create maps to print.
This app, best suited as a tool for government agencies, planners, and community activists, can assist in tracking Census participation by neighborhood. It allows users to identify low response rates as they develop, so community leaders can take early action to further encourage Census participation.
Updates to data for the app occur automatically each day to keep it current and will continue in this vein through Summer 2020, as the Census deadline approaches. After which, the app will stay in place to serve as a resource and reference point to review data and results. This may be useful in evaluating outreach strategies and results by neighborhood.
The app can be found here: https://arcg.is/1buC1f
For more information on the 2020 Census, please visit Census.Maryland.gov or 2020Census.gov.