2020 census

Pandemic could have major impact on census data

BY: - May 5, 2020

There was a Ferris wheel destined for Athens, Ohio.  When Mayor Steve Patterson was thinking of ideas to help boost participation in the 2020 census, he and other officials came up with one giant reward for college students’ participation. “Everyone that brought proof that they’d filled out the census would get a free ride, and […]

Stuck at home? Use your time wisely and fill out the U.S. Census. 

BY: - March 21, 2020

Ohioans are being encouraged to make productive use of their time spent at home by completing the U.S. Census.  The census, undertaken every 10 years, happens to be coinciding with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, residents can fill out the Census form online, by phone or through the mail. Here are a few things to […]

Census vital to rural infrastructure, services, mayors say

BY: - March 13, 2020

From a McDonald’s parking lot to a Ferris Wheel on West Union Street in Athens, mayors across the state are pushing every method of getting a full count in the 2020 Census.  Southeast Ohio was particularly represented as the Mayors’ Partnership for Progress came together at the Statehouse with Ohio Development Services Agency Director Lydia […]