The 2020 Census has concluded their data collections
October 15th 11:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time (HST) (6:00 am Eastern Daylight Time on October 16, 2020), was the final day for people to respond to the census. The final self-response rate for the entire city (54.2%), a decrease of 14 points since the 2010 Census, where the self-response rate was 68%. This means that only 54.2% of households responded to the Census – this decrease may be related, in part, to rental housing and/or an increase in transient residents (“snow birds”). Over the next several weeks, the Census Bureau will be working to compile, analyze & verify the data presenting it to the President later this year. We look forward to seeing the updated population for Pompano Beach & hope that it accurately reflects our city demographics.
We hope that you completed your questionnaire! A complete count is essential for identifying areas in need of new hospitals, health clinics, & public health resources. Are you curious about how many people in your community responded to the 2020 Census? Follow this link: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html
Pompano Beach Counts
The U.S. Constitution requires a Census every 10 years. Data is used for statistical purposes only. Everyone in your household on April 1, 2020 must be counted – only once in the right place. Even if you are not a citizen of the United States, if you are here you must be counted.
How to respond to the Census? There are several ways you can return your Census form – the quickest and easiest way is online! It’s safe and secure. You will receive a postcard in the mail between March 12 – 20, 2020, but if you don’t you must still respond. Census day is April 1, but you can submit your form as soon as the response period opens.
Why respond to the Census? There are a number of reasons why it’s important! $675 Billion dollars are distributed annually based on census data. Businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies rely on the census data to help fund a variety of programs and services that you, your family, or someone that you know could benefit from. These programs include: public housing assistance, healthcare programs, early learning schools, financial aid, hospital’s emergency services, roads & highways etc. Additionally, population determines the number of seats in Congress and redraws district boundaries. Florida gained two congressional seats as a result of the 2010 Census – undercounting results in underrepresentation!
Local Complete Count Committee
The City Commission created a Local Complete Count Committee, as recommended by the U.S. Census Bureau. The City of Pompano Beach has agreed to partner with the U.S. Census Bureau in securing a complete count of all the residents in the city. The City Commission have appointed 7 members to this Committee. The purpose for this committee is to advise the City Commission on matters related to the census, develop and implement strategies for getting the residents to fill out the census, and create awareness among the residents as to the importance of the census. This Committee meets on the first Monday of the month in the City Commission Conference Room.
- Daniel Diaz
- Hillary Dougherty
- Nancy Grant
- Carmen Jones
- Kerry-Ann Parsons
- Janice Simmons
- Andy Cherenfant