Maryland Census Celebrates Champions

The Maryland Census has developed a new initiative known as Census Champions to celebrate individuals or groups who have gone above and beyond to promote the census in their community. Census Champions are selected from nominations submitted to the Maryland Census office, and recipients are posted on their website. Here are some of the recipients: For more information on Maryland 2020 Census Champions, or to make a nomination, visit the Maryland Census website.

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Maryland Nears Milestone in 2020 Census Count

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Maryland currently has a 65.7% self response rate. As the state nears a two-thirds completion rate, Maryland Census reminds everyone that all residents need to be counted. https://twitter.com/MDCensus2020/status/1275433813435396098 Accurate counts for the census equate to improved funding for the state and local communities. Hundreds of billions of dollars of federal funding are allocated for public services like hospitals and fire departments, and programs like school lunches. Census…

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Maryland Nears Tenth Place in Census Reporting

Maryland is just six-tenths of a percentage point behind Indiana for the 10th slot in the census self-reporting rankings by state.  The U.S. Census Bureau's rankings show Maryland is narrowly behind Indiana for the tenth spot in the top ten self-reporting state numbers. The nation hit a milestone on Sunday, May 31, with 60.5% of the self-response rate achieved. Counties in Maryland are also nearing or surpassing their own records from the 2010 Census. Calvert…

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U.S. Census Bureau Provides Educational Toolkits for Children

The United States Census Bureau's Statistics in Schools (SIS) program recently released caregiver toolkits that provide engaging educational activities for students. The four toolkits are geared toward learners from pre-K to high school, with videos, map assignments, and other age-appropriate activities to keep students engaged while learning at home. From the U.S. Census Bureau's press release: “The Statistics in Schools program has always been focused on providing additional resources to make learning about statistics and…

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Carroll County Leads in Census Reporting

Carroll County is currently in the lead for top response rate from Maryland counties with a 75.8 percent self-response rate. Maryland currently sits just behind Virginia for highest cumulative total self-response rate in the mid-Atlantic region. From Carroll County's press release: “The Census is very important to our Carroll County community and I am thrilled our residents are fantastic at completing the census questionnaire,” said Carroll County Census Coordinator Laura Russell. “There is still time…

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Wicomico-Salisbury Complete Count Committee Seeking Virtual Art Contest Submissions

The Wicomico-Salisbury Complete Count Committee is hosting a virtual art contest to demonstrate through art why completing the census is so important. The Complete Count Committee is accepting submissions from artists in two categories: artists under the age of 18, who are asked to submit a painting or drawing depicting why the census is important, and artists 18 years of age or older, who are asked to submit a 30 second video of their experience…

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Harford Makes the Push for Third Place in Census Rankings by County

Harford County is climbing in the ranks for counties with the highest percentage of self-responses to the Maryland Census. With 64.3% of their count completed, they rank third just behind second-place Howard (67.4%) and first-place Carroll (67.6%).   Harford previously ranked in fifth place just two weeks ago, behind Frederick and Montgomery County. Maryland is currently 14th in state rankings, tied with Idaho at 56.9%. Maryland held the thirteenth spot last week, with 54.2% of…

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Maryland Climbing in the Ranks for Census Count

The Maryland Census recently shared the latest numbers for the 2020 Census on Twitter, showing Maryland ranks 13th in national numbers, with 54.2% of self-responses completed. Maryland is second in the region for number of completed responses, just behind neighboring Virginia. Sixteen of Maryland's 24 districts have completed more than 50% of their responses. https://twitter.com/mdcensus2020/status/1252314814531219456?s=11 The census is quick and easy to complete, either online, via telephone, or by mail. Census numbers help direct billions…

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Follow MD’s 2020 Census on Social Media

The Maryland Department of Planning and the 2020 Maryland Census are gearing up for Census efforts by promoting their communications channels. From the US Census Bureau: CENSUS 101 What is a census and why is it important? Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by…

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