Today is the national reference point for the 2020 Census. The national population count takes place every ten years, and this is the first in which most of the count is to be done online. But, COVID-19 arrived and has muddied the process a bit. Teresa Gillotti is director of the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development. She joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss local Census efforts and potential impacts in this latest edition of "Census 2020."
The United States census is more than a population head count. It is a snapshot of America that determines how congressional seats are apportioned, how state and federal dollars are distributed, where businesses choose to ship products and where they build new stores. With the outbreak of Coronavirus and the manner in which it has impacted both essential and non-essential services, the count has never been more important.
In this edition of Ccensus 2020, 89.1 WEMU's David Fair calls upon Teresa Gillotti, director of the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, to explain the real and potential impacts of the Census.
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