Census numbers show Vermont trends

VERMONT — Chittenden County’s population grew 7.5% between 2010 and 2020, the most of any county in the state, according to newly released 2020 census data.The new numbers, the first local-level results of the 2020 decennial census collection, form the basis of Vermont House and Senate seats — signaling that Chittenden County could be in for more representation in the Vermont legislature.“There’s been virtually no growth in any part of the state outside of the Chittenden County area,” said Peter Nelson, pro … (read more)

Eric Davis: Census will shift Senate makeup

A major item on the agenda for next year’s Vermont Legislature will be redrawing the lines for the state’s 30 Senate and 150 House seats. Later this year, the U.S. Census Bureau will provide states with detailed population counts from the 2020 census need … (read more)

Eric Davis: High Court hears census case

On Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case about the Trump Administration’s plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census population counts used to determine the apportionment of seats in the U.S. House among the states. The ori … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Feds leave newspapers out of census promotion

There has been considerable recent discussion about why Vermont’s response rate to the 2020 census form is so low. Several possible excuses have been floated, but one explanation is frequently overlooked when discussing why 43% of Vermonters have failed t … (read more)

Vermonters fall behind on filling out census

VERMONT — 2020 has been a historic year so far, to say the least. Yet, one historic milestone that comes only once a decade seems to be low on most Vermonters’ current lists of priorities: the federal census.  “With everything that the pandemic has disrup … (read more)

Census makes a special delivery

VERMONT — The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, began dropping off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of households in Vermont in May. This is done in areas where the majority of households d … (read more)

Cenus makes extra effort to reach rural towns

VERMONT — The 2020 Census, the once-a-decade count of everyone who lives in the U.S., is underway, and it is easy, safe and important to respond. An accurate census count is vital to Vermont. Responses inform decisions on how hundreds of billions of dolla … (read more)

Watch for Census packets at your front door

VERMONT — The U.S. Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, began dropping off 2020 Census questionnaire packets at front doors of households in Vermont this past Friday. This is done in areas where the majority of ho … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Some wary of census process

Despite the useful information census data provides, and the federal dollars that flow to the state as a result of the census, there is reason to not be supportive of the U. S. census. The Addison Independent did an admirable job recently reporting on the … (read more)

Local officials gear up for census

MIDDLEBURY — Local, state and federal officials are working hard to maximize public participation in what since 1790 has become a decennial ritual in the United States — the federal census. It’s an exercise designed to yield key demographic information th … (read more)