The U.S. Census Bureau’s door-knocking efforts are now officially over.
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes their massive census counting of everyone across the nation.
WABE reporter Roxanne Scott recently stopped by “Morning Edition” and spoke to host Lisa Rayam about the 2020 census count.
Community activists, statisticians, and civil rights groups say racial and ethnic minorities are historically undercounted in the census. They say shortcomings in the 2020 census could set the course of life in their communities for years to come.
The count determines the number of congressional seats each state gets and where roads and bridges are built. It also shows how schools and health care facilities are funded and how federal resources are allocated annually.
Scott has followed the progress of the census here in Georgia from beginning to end. She shared with Rayam what Georgia’s overall response numbers were like.