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Category Archives: Decennial Census

Off-campus student data is important to state and local funding, political representation, and planning. That’s why the U.S. Census Bureau is now requesting college and universities provide that information.

2020 Census self-response entered its fourth month. With about 60% of the state’s households having now responded, work turns to gathering additional Census responses before door-to-door followup begin August 11th.

2020 Census results are confidential—but what if today’s computing power could be harnessed to reconstruct responses and re-identify individuals who responded? New procedures to protect privacy are important, but they can also affect the accuracy of the published results.

Accessing Census microdata (individual survey responses) is challenging without special software or expertise. But MDAT, the new Census Bureau Microdata Access Tool, unlocks this incredibly powerful data in a new web-based interface.

One month has passed since Census Day and Tennesseans have had a total of 50 days to respond to the 2020 Census. We have updates on response rates as well as COVID-19 related schedule adjustments.

COVID-19 is causing operational delays for a complete count of Tennessee. Here’s an assessment of what’s going on.

Just as responses to the 2020 Census got underway in March, it was met with a series of unprecedented challenges. This update will bring you to speed with some of the key issues.

It’s a busy time as colleges and universities respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus in Tennessee by transitioning to online classes and preparing for students to leave campus and residence halls for the remainder of the semester.

It’s important to remind college students—both on and off campus—that responding to the Census is an big part of getting a complete count. Even if they’ve left campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re still counted at school! Download and customize these promotional materials to help spread the word among your students.

The race is on to get students counted in the 2020 Census at colleges and universities around Tennessee before many leave for the summer. Student’s are counted in apartments, dormitories, fraternities and sororities where they live on April 1, not the permanent address of a parent or guardian.