To date, some 76% households in TN counted in 2020 Census

School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day.
Every 10 years, the Federal Government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. Data collected from the census provide the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support such vital programs as education, transportation, public works projects, and health care.
With the Covid-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau has had to make some significant changes to the 2020 census count timeline as well as to its operations for collecting the data in order to ensure the safety of staff and the public while maximizing the number of households that respond on their own to the 2020 Census.
As of today, more than 75% of households have responded to the 2020 Census. In Tennessee, 76.2% of housing units in the state have participated; 63.7% self-responded and 12.6% were counted by Census Bureau field workers.
People can still respond online, over the phone or by mail — all without having to meet a census taker,
An additional paper questionnaire will be sent to homes that have not yet responded. The form will arrive between Aug. 22 and Sept. 15. Leveraging the delivery of this form to coincide with other outreach efforts can help improve response in hard to count communities. The previous paper forms sent in March and late April generated significant boosts in response rates.
As a city leader, it is important that you continue to raise awareness about the importance of Census count and help reach those hard to count populations.
Several census operations aimed at counting people who don’t reside in traditional dwelling units will begin soon.
These include:
Transitory locations, such as campgrounds, marinas, and hotels from Sept. 3 to Sept. 28
People experiencing homelessness outdoors at locations under bridges, in parks, in all-night businesses, etc. on Sept. 23 to Sept. 24
Service-based locations such as soup kitchens and shelters from Sept. 22 to Sept 24.

Finally, a reminder that the Census Bureau’s deadline for providing state-level apportionment counts to the President is Dec. 31, 2020. Data used for redistricting congressional, state and local districts will likely follow in mid to late-March, 2021.