The time to be counted in the 2020 Census will soon come to an end. According to Liberty County’s 2020 Census Outreach Coordinator Krystal Hart Census operations will end Sept. 30.
“The original extension was October 31, 2020, but that was changed to provide more time to ensure the accuracy of the count before submitting it to the President before Dec. 31, 2020,” Hart said in an email statement to the Courier.
Hart said that as of Aug. 19, the County’s response rate was 53.1 percent. The state average is 50.3 percent and the national average is 63.8 percent.
“Both Midway and Allenhurst showed improvements since July moving their rankings up,” Hart said. “Riceboro and Walthourville remain consistently below the county averages in spite of extended effort; however, they have moved past the 40 percent mark.”
Hart said more workers have been hired and working extended hours. She said Census workers began going door-to-door the week of Aug. 11. She said the Census Bureau will also send paper forms, initiate phone calls to households, and attempt to make contact via email, to reach every possible household.
Individual municipalities are listed below:
· Flemington 59.7%
· Midway 56.9%
· Hinesville 56.6%
· Allenhurst 54.4%
· Gumbranch 50.7%
· Riceboro 47.8%
· Walthourville 40.5%