2020 Census

Governor Ivey: Alabama Completes 2020 Census with 99.9% of Households Responding

On Friday, October 16, Governor Kay Ivey, alongside the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and Alabama Counts!, announced the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and Alabama Counts! The census officially came to a close nationwide on Thursday, October 15. Alabama finished with an overall household response rate of 99.9%, on par with 48 other…

Macon County Wins State Census Competition; Tallapoosa and Pike Counties Are Among Runners-Up

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and Alabama Counts! have announced the winners of the 2020 Alabama Census Bowl competition. Among eight winning counties out of an original 32 county participants, Macon County was named overall state champion and will receive $65,000 for its school system. “I congratulate Macon County on a job well done in taking home…

City Officials Give Final Plea to Complete Census

Montgomery Counts met with city officials Monday, Sept. 28 to give one last plea to River Region residents to take the census before time runs out. Mayor Steven L. Reed, Montgomery County Commission Doug Singleton, and U.S Congressional representatives spoke about the benefits of full participation in the census, that only happens once every ten years. “You count everyone in…

West Alabama Still Reporting Low Census Response Rates

The workforce development council called West Alabama Works reports that several counties in that part of the state are still lagging behind in responding to the 2020 Census. The deadline for people to fill out the census forms is September 30. The group says Marengo, Greene and and Sumter counties have rates below 50 percent. West Alabama Works is encouraging…

Alabama Last in Census Response as Much of Deep South Lags

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama ranks last in the country for response to the 2020 U.S. Census with Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia also in the bottom five. . Numbers from the U.S. Census show Alabama so far has the lowest percentage of households responding of any state in the country. About 81.5% of Alabama households have been counted as of…

Candy Capel Named Montgomery’s 2020 Census Manager

The city of Montgomery has named Candy Capel as the city’s 2020 census manager. The announcement was made by Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed. Capel was selected from a field of more than 75 candidates.  The city used a selection panel made up of representatives from the City of Montgomery, Montgomery County and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce to make…

ADECA Director Preparing for State Census Tour

On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey will deliver her State of the State address to kick off the 2020 legislative session.. One thing she’s expected to touch on: the importance of the 2020 Census. Alabama’s population count of adults and children will lead to billions of dollars in federal funding- money that many organizations need. “For the next ten years,…