Lt. Governor Bysiewicz Statement in Response to the Release of 2020 Census Data
(Hartford, CT) In response to the release today of detailed 2020 Census data from the Census Bureau, Lt. Governor and Chair of Connecticut's 2020 Complete Count Committee Susan Bysiewicz issued the following statement.
"I am encouraged by the release of detailed data from the Census Bureau today, which showed that Connecticut gained 31,847 residents and that the population of all 3 of our largest cities grew over the past decade. In my role as chair of Connecticut's Complete Count Committee, I was committed to overseeing the most comprehensive and exhaustive census outreach effort in Connecticut history. Today's data shows the fruits of our labor. Connecticut's count was a national leader: our 99.9% overall response rate exceeded the national average and our 70.6% self-response rate exceeded Connecticut's 2010's self-response rate of 69.5%.
As Connecticut continues to be an attractive destination for new families, and as we continue to come back from the pandemic, our state's count in the 2020 census will be a critical milestone which will ensure that our state gets its fair share of federal resources. By producing the most complete count possible, the 2020 census results will bring billions of dollars in federal resources to Connecticut for education, healthcare, transportation, and more. I want to extend my thanks to the 135 local Complete Count Committees, the many grassroots and community organizations, our State Agencies, and the incredibly dedicated Connecticut census workers, who collectively stepped up to organize this effort amidst a pandemic and helped produce the most comprehensive census count in our state's history."
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