2020 Census in Nebraska
2020 Census Campaign in Nebraska
2020 Complete Count Committee
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Complete Count Committees
Cities: Lexington, Lincoln/Lancaster County, Crete, Omaha, Norfolk, South Sioux City, Hastings, Kearney, North Platte, Schuyler, Scottsbluff
Counties: Sarpy, Douglas
Community: South Platte United Chambers of Commerce, Karen CCC, Asian Community and Cultural Center CCC, Omaha Empowerment Network, Southeast Community College
Number of Partners
Approximately 223 individual partners to date
Key Partners in Nebraska
Center for People in Need
Nonprofit Association of the Midlands
Omaha Empowerment Network
Karen Society of Nebraska
Karenni Society of Nebraska
Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency
Panhandle Area Development District
League of Nebraska Municipalities
Nebraska Association of County Officials
South Platte United Chamber of Commerce
League of Women Voters of Hastings
Southeast Community College
Metropolitan Community College
Creighton University Gobal Engagement Office
University of Nebraska Lincoln Career Services
University of Nebraska at Omaha Academic & Career Development Center
University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Public Affairs Research
Special Feature: As an example of how partnership works for the 2020 Census, Nebraska's Karen community was featured in a podcast as an American Counts story on census.gov
A Tribal Liaison Training was conducted on April 25, 2019, on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and included tribal representatives from South Dakota, North Dakota, and Nebraska.
2020 Census Response Rate Challenge Toolkit
On Jan. 23, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau released a downloadable toolkit geared toward helping local elected officials and community leaders plan a Response Rate Challenge for the 2020 Census. The new toolkit encourages leaders in every town, city and state to challenge their communities to improve upon their 2010 Census response rates in the upcoming national census. To find out your county's 2010 Census response rate visit our visualization on 2010 Census Return Rates
Response Outreach Area Mapper
The Response Outreach Area Mapper application exists in order to predict areas that are less likely to response to the 2020 Census and to identify areas where special outreach and promotion efforts could be considered.
There are 10 Nebraska counties with census tracts having a low response score of 24.5 or higher. The census tract listed below is the highest low response score in that county.
LRS (%): 30.2
LRS (%): 28.6
Scotts Bluffs County
LRS (%): 27.2
LRS (%): 26.6
LRS (%): 26.2
LRS (%): 24.9
LRS (%): 24.7
The links below are reports and Nebraska-specific posters that describe the geography, demographics, mindset, and media usage of different segments of population. Use the Response Outreach Area Mapper to determine the segment type of your area then read the profile for data to help plan how you can help make sure everyone is counted.
The Address Canvassing Operation implements methods to improve and refine the U.S. Census Bureau's address list in advance of the 2020 Census.
For 2020, the Census Bureau has begun using satellite imagery to see changes in housing patterns over time, identify new addresses, and correct locations of specific addresses. Now, they have begun going door-to-door to identify any update addresses than could not be verified by this in-office process.
This article from NPR describes address canvassing and why you might see a Census worker in your neighborhood this fall: Here's Why the Census Bureau may be in your Neighborhood Before the 2020 Count.
In every census, there are certain socioeconomic and demographic factors that include age, housing status, and language that can influence self-response. The traditional socioeconomic and demographic factors that have tended to correlate with lower levels of self-response have included:
- People of color.
- Low-income or no-income households.
- Populations under 5 years of age.
- Rural residents.
- Linguistically isolated households.
- Frequent movers.
- Large households.
- Single-parent households.
- Foreign-born residents.
- Low educational attainment households.
- People who distrust government authorities or could be targets of law enforcement.
The 2020 Census is the first occasion that online is the Census Bureau's preferred method of self-response. New socioeconomic and demographic factors may influence response rates, including older residents, households without computers, or homes with inadequate access to the internet.
The goal is a complete and accurate census. We count everyone living in the United States, including people experiencing homelessness. However, the Census Bureau does not produce or publish an official count of the population experiencing homelessness.
There is no one standard definition of homelessness, nor does the census ask people if they are experiencing homelessness.
People experiencing homelessness live in a variety of situations, such as temporarily staying with family or friends, living at a shelter, living outside, living in group homes, etc.
The census counts people wherever they live on Census Day--or where they are staying on Census Day if they have no permanent place to live.
Local census efforts may include "Service-Based Enumeration" where counts are done at shelters, soup kitchens, and regularly scheduled mobile food vans; and at outdoor locations where people are known to sleep, such as under bridges and in tent camps. Local efforts may work closely with the National Advisory Committee, a panel that includes experts on reaching historically hard-to-count populations.