Upstate counties and cities are competing to achieve the best U.S. Census response rate before Census volunteers come knocking. The goal of the US Census Bureau's “PUSH Week” is to increase participation in the 2020 Census.
Census volunteers will start knocking on doors next week, so New York's cities and counties are making one final push for self-response.
Syracuse and Onondaga County officials are trying to find the best way to get as thorough a census count as possible. They announced the area’s Complete Count Committee on Wednesday. It will utilize community groups to try and encourage participation in neighborhoods or among demographic groups that are usually hard to count.
The city and county are joining together in an effort to make sure every person living in the area is counted in the 2020 census.