Pacificans have something about which to feel proud — responding to the U.S. Census in a very timely manner.
“The city just broke through its response rate from 2010,” said Josh Green, U. S. Census media specialist. “Only a few cities around the Bay Area have achieved this, so it’s a pretty big deal. Pacifica has moved more than one point past the 2010 rate at 77.1 percent and it’s climbing every day. Pacifica residents have responded through one of the three currently available methods – online, by phone or mail.”
Pacifica residents should be aware that “Update Leave,” the operation where census workers leave questionnaires at households in Pacifica that don’t have a regular mailing address, has already been completed. Census takers will begin knocking on doors of those who have not yet responded on August 11, and the final day for the count is October 31. The original deadline was July 31 but it has been extended through October due to the pandemic.
It’s going to be another year before the decennial data appears on the census data platform, data.census.gov. Results are going to be delivered to the president by April 30, 2021. Then he will have 14 days to deliver the apportionment counts to Congress. The redistricting data will be released to states by July 31, 2021.