According to Liberty County 2020 Census Outreach Coordinator, Krystal Hart, the 2020 Census count has been extended until Oct. 31.
She said she received a notice on Oct. 2, stating that, “As a result of court orders, the Oct. 5, target date is not operative, and data collection operations will continue through Oct. 31.
The notice said employees should continue to work diligently and enumerate as many people as possible.
Hart said that the local self-response rate for those who filled it out online as of Oct. 5, was 57.1 percent. The rate in 2010 was 59.6 percent.
Hart said that 99.6 percent of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census. She said in Georgia, 98.7 percent of housing units have been accounted for. In Liberty County, 98.8 percent of households have been accounted for. The U.S. Census Bureau's goal is 99 percent, therefore additional workers have been sent to help get the remaining houses accounted for.
The U.S. Census Bureau is currently updating their website and Hart said we will not get final numbers until March 2021.
For more information visit: https://2020census.gov/en.html