The deadline for the 2020 Census is next week, and the City of Aurora is gearing up for another weekend of direct community outreach in its most undercounted areas.
Aurora has a 73.9% self-response rate, which is a measurable increase since the community outreach event held last month where dozens of volunteers fanned out to hard-to-count neighborhoods and visited more than 7,000 households.
The City and the Aurora Complete Count Committee are using the last weekend before the deadline to rally volunteers and go door-to-door to remind residents about the importance of completing the Census.
“It’s all hands on deck for the final countdown,” said Mayor Richard Irvin. “We see the direct impact of being in our neighborhoods and plan to visit more than 10,000 thousand houses in our lowest response areas on Saturday.”
The Community Census Day is Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The City is seeking additional volunteers to distribute door hangers and remind residents in hard-to-count neighborhoods to complete the 2020 Census.
Aurora has already surpassed its 2010 self-response rate by nearly 2% and seeks to increase the rate by the deadline on September 30. Federal Census enumerators are working in Aurora to collect Census information from residents who have not responded. Responses obtained by enumerators will be added to the final self-response rate for the 2020 Census total response rate in Aurora.