​2019 Press releases


In The News

  • Bethesda Beat Magazine: Montgomery County Takes New Steps for Census Participation, State giving $582K to help with local initiative, Montgomery County is taking unprecedented steps to encourage participation in the 2020 Census (Kate Masters - October 10, 2019)
  • Conduit Street: Cecil Ramps Up Census Outreach, With the 2020 Census just around the corner, Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy and the Cecil County Council are encouraging residents to spread the word on the importance of a fair and accurate count. (Kevin Kinnally - October 11, 2019)
  • NextGov: Census is Asking the Public to Help Fight Misinformation Ahead of 2020, The bureau launched a website for dispelling common Census rumors and created a special email address where people can report misinformation and other malicious activities.
    (Jack Corrigan - September 11, 2019)
  • The Korean Times: 2020 센서스 꼭 참여하세요 (Please participate in the 2020 Census), 메릴랜드 센서스국이 앞으로 다가온 2020 센서스 인구조사에 한인 및 아시안 커뮤니티의 참여를 당부하고 나섰다. 연방 센서스국은 이번 센서스에서 인구조사 참여율과 정확도를 높이기 위해 최첨단 기술과 수단을 동원할 계획이다.
    (댓글 - September 11, 2019)
  • The Diamondback: College Park, UMD officials weigh options for 2020 census outreach, After College Park missed out on significant funding due to an inaccurate census count in 2010, a city committee and the University of Maryland are weighing options to ensure this doesn’t happen again. (Carmen Molina Acosta - September 2, 2019)
  • NBC News: The lost children: Advocates fear census will undercount kids, One expert said "negative forces" affecting the 2020 survey could make a recurring problem worse, affecting federal funds for programs that children need. (Savannah Smith - August 26, 2019)
  • The Southern Maryland Chronicle: 2020 Census underway in Southern Maryland, Starting today through Oct. 4, 2019; Census 2020 takers will be going through various towns in Southern Maryland. (August 22, 2019)
  • U.S. Census Bureau Press Release: U.S. Census Bureau Announces the Start of First Major Field Operation for 2020 Census, U.S. Census Bureau briefed the media on the launch of address canvassing, the first major field operation of the 2020 Census. Address canvassing improves and refines the Census Bureau’s address list of households nationwide, which is necessary to deliver invitations to respond to the census. (August 12, 2019)
  • Conduit Street Podcast: Live at #MACoCon with MDP & the US Census, At the 2019 MACo Summer Conference, Maryland coordinators for the United States Census and Secretary of the Maryland Department of Planning Robert McCord joined Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally for a live recording of the Conduit Street Podcast. The fast-paced, Q&A-style session focused on state and local resources and best practices to promote the most accurate 2020 Census.
    (Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally, hosts - August 18, 2019)
  • Maryland Matters: Data Will Help Guide Officials Pushing for Complete Count in 2020 Census. Almost $700 billion in federal funding is doled out based on state, county and neighborhood populations captured in the Census. “That’s schools, that’s roads, that’s Medicaid and Head Start – critical and life-saving programs,” (Danielle E. Gaines - August 15, 2019)
  • The Conversation: Why the 2020 census matters for rural Americans.
    People living in rural and small town America in particular have much at stake in the 2020 census. Unfortunately, census participation tends to be lower in rural areas.
    (John J. Green - August 12, 2019)
  • Census to Count Troops by Base Home Address, Officials Say. Census workers will be permitted to work their way through on-base housing to list service members both stateside and overseas as part of the 2020 Census. (Richard Sisk - August 12, 2019)
  • Cumberland Times-News: State officials hope every resident counted in 2020 Census. With the 2020 census only 238 days away, the Maryland Complete Count Committee on Tuesday held its fifth meeting in Crownsville as the state continues preparations for the decennial census.(August 9, 2019)
  • ​Frederick County community launches 2020 census committee, The committee will focus on outreach throughout the county ahead of 2020 Census.
    (Jasmine Pelaez - August 8, 2019)
  • Carroll County Times: Veterans’ View: Make veterans in Carroll County count; be a part of Census 2020. Did you know veterans are historically an undercounted group? Carroll County’s 2010 census resulted in an 83% response rate and indicated there were 14,002 veterans residing in Carroll County. (Gina Valentine - August 6, 2019)
  • Towson Patch: Baltimore County Kicks Off 2020 Census, Over the next several months, residents will start seeing more information on how they can participate in the next Census.
    (Megan VerHeist - July 30, 2019)
  • Odenton-Severn Patch: Plans Continue For The 2020 Census In Maryland, Marylanders will be able to fill out the 2020 census by phone or online for the first time.
  • The AFRO-American Newspapers: Faith Community Launches Census Campaign, Faith leaders from Baltimore and around the country are gearing up for the 2020 U.S. Census with the #EveryoneCounts campaign (Maria Morales - June 27, 2019)
  • Carroll County Times: Editorial: Census data important for funding, must be be kept confidential, Carroll County Commissioners on Monday proclaimed June 10, 2019 as Carroll County 2020 Census Awareness and Complete Count Committee Day — nine months before the counting is scheduled to begin. (Carroll County Times Editorial Board - June 13, 2019)
  • Carroll County Times: Carroll County looks ahead to 2020 census, new response methods available, Carroll County Commissioners on Monday proclaimed June 10, 2019 as Carroll County 2020 Census Awareness and Complete Count Committee Day — nine months before the counting is scheduled to begin. (Mary Grace Keller - June 11, 2019)
  • Calvert recorder: Calvert and Census team up, Calvert County Government and the U.S. Census Bureau are partnering to get an accurate accounting of citizens for the 2020 Census to make sure Calvert receives its fair share of federal funding. (Tamara Ward - June 3, 2019)
  • Hyattsville Life & Times: Committee aims to improve census count, In an effort to improve the city’s count in the upcoming 2020 census, on March 18, the mayor and the city council proposed and voted unanimously in favor of the creation of a Complete Count Committee (CCC). (Maya Poeppen - May 13, 2019)
  • The Daily Record: United Way of Central Md. gets 2020 Census grant, United Way of Central Maryland was awarded one of 36 2020 Census grants as part of Gov. Larry Hogan’s Maryland Complete Count initiative. The 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline, the 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, 365-day-a-year service offered by United Way of Central Maryland will work to build awareness of the 2020 Census with the funds. 2-1-1 Maryland United Way (Daily Record Staff - April 18, 2019)
  • Baltimore Sun: Howard County is highest in Maryland for population growth over eight-year period, County Executive Calvin Ball accepted a grant from the 2020 Census Grant Program Panel on April 2. The $150,240 grant from the Maryland Department of Planning will fund census outreach efforts to ensure every Howard resident completes their census form and is counted in 2020, according to a news release. (Jess Nocera - April 18, 2019)
  • Baltimore Fishbowl: A year out from 2020 Census, city targets higher response rate and ‘hard-to-reach’ groups, [2020 Census project manager for the Department of Planning, Austin] Davis said they’ve successfully secured $250,000 in grants from the state and are in the process of finalizing that agreement. (Ethan McLeod - April 17, 2019)
  • Baltimore Sun: Op Ed: Census 2020: Making sure all Marylanders are counted, "It’s estimated that every Marylander counted in the census equates to $1,800 in federal funding per person each year. Over 10 years, this adds up to $18,000 per person, which means that missing almost 20 percent of our population comes at a major cost to our resources." 
    (Jheanelle Wilkins - April 15, 2019
    Jheanelle Wilkins represents Montgomery County in the Maryland House of Delegates and is a member of the Maryland Complete Count Committee
  • The Cecil Whig: State encourages county to get out word on 2020 census, With the 2020 census on the horizon, Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration is encouraging Marylanders to stand up and be counted, despite doubts that the nation’s first online census count would leave millions vulnerable to data breaches. (Katie Tabeling - April 9, 2019)
  • The Diamondback: UMD student will join College Park committee to boost 2020 census count, The College Park City Council voted Tuesday to add a student member to its 2020 census count committee, after a lower-than-average city return rate in 2010.
    (Carmen Molina Acosta - April 10, 2019)
  • Calvert Beacon: 2020 Maryland Complete Count Committee, Holds First Meeting One Year in Advance of Census Day. (April 2, 2019)
  • WFMD Talk: Maryland Getting Ready For 2020 Census, The 2020 Complete Count Committee held its first meeting on Monday, April 1st. An interview with Planning Sectretary Robert McCord. (Kevin McManus - April 2, 2019)
  • Press Release: County Executive Ball Accepts 2020 Census Grant, Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball accepted a grant for $150,240 from the 2020 Census Grant Program Panel at the Maryland Department of Planning.  (Press Release - April 2, 2019)
  • Baltimore Sun: What you need to know about the 2020 census, No joke: It may be called Census Day, but April 1 isn’t actually the day the Census Bureau will start mailing out its 2020 census forms. (Christine Zhang - April 1, 2019)
  • Maryland Matters: Md. Census Panel Doles Out 36 Grants to Help Maximize Count, In an effort to maximize the state’s population count in the 2020 U.S. Census – and the federal funding that goes along with it — the state’s 2020 Census Grant Program Panel announced Monday that 36 Maryland government and nonprofit organizations will receive funding as part of a census outreach program. (Josh Kurtz - April 1, 2019)
  • Herald-Mail: Washington County officials stress importance of 2020 census for funding, representation, For every person not counted in the 2020 census, Washington County could lose thousands of dollars — up to $18,000 in state and federal funding over the next decade for public safety, education or other valuable services, officials said Monday. (C.J. Lovelace - April 1, 2019)
  • WBOC: Salisbury Leaders Start Preparations For 2020 Census, The 2020 census is still a year away, but community leaders in Salisbury are already preparing to get the most accurate counts. (Brooke Reese - April 1, 2019)
  • Press Release: Anne Arundel County: County Executive Pittman Launches "Everyone Counts" Effort for 2020 Census, Today, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman kicked off the county’s outreach effort for the 2020 Census with local government and community leaders.
    (Press Release - April 1, 2019)
  • Press Release: Baltimore Prepares for 2020 Census, April 1 marks the 1 year countdown to Census 2020. Our goal, in Baltimore City, is at least a 73% response rate, and we are urging all Baltimoreans to participate. (Press release - April 1, 2019)