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Mayor West signed a proclamation on Tuesday, March 26th, declaring April 1 , 2019, as Census Awareness Day. As mandated by the United States Constitution, the U.S. Census is conducted every 10 years. April 1, 2020 is Census Day. Participation in the U.S. Census is important. The U.S. Census determines the apportionment of federal representatives and federal funds and grants to states, counties, and communities.
Proposed Census Tract boundary adjustments
In preparation for the 2020 Census, the City of Chesapeake is proposing to adjust the boundaries of certain Census Tracts to comply with guidelines from the U.S. Census Bureau for the optimum number of persons and housing units for Census Tracts. See the map showing the proposed changes which involve splitting Census Tracts 208.06, 208.07, 209.04, 209.06, 210.06, 211.02, 213.02, 214.04, 215.01, 215.02 and 216.01. These changes are proposed because their population and/or housing unit counts no longer meet Census Bureau guidelines. Public comments on these proposed changes will be accepted through May 31, 2019. Comments should be submitted to Alexis Baker, Senior Planner, Chesapeake Planning Department at email@example.com.
Census 2020 Preparations
From the April 1, 2019 Census Bureau Press Briefing providing an operational update one year from official Census Day: “The Constitution requires that each decade, we take a census of the population to determine the number of seats each state will be allocated in the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham. “To meet that requirement, we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure we count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. We know that the 2020 Census is important to every community. Census data guide how federal, state and local funding for critical services such as schools, fire departments and health care facilities is distributed.” Dillingham and Albert E. Fontenot Jr., the associate director for Decennial Census Programs, described how preparations for 2020 Census operations are on track and on budget.
“In 2020, all households will have the option to respond to the census online, over the phone and by mail,” Fontenot explained. “We have successfully completed numerous tests to validate our systems and operations to support these innovations, while ensuring that respondent data remain confidential, and we are ready to conduct the most technologically advanced and accurate decennial census in our nation’s history.”
The Census Bureau is hiring in Chesapeake and will be adding more positions over the upcoming year for all levels, training provided. Jobs are listed by state on www.census/jobs.Go to the United States Census Bureau's webpage at www.census.gov for the latest information regarding Census 2020 preparations.