News Flash

Press Releases

Posted on: September 4, 2020

Census Takers Working to Get Complete Count

The City of Palmdale is reminding residents that they may see or even be visited by a U.S. Census 2020 employee as the official counting is finishing up.

“Census takers are now visiting households across the nation, including the City of Palmdale, that have not yet responded,” said Palmdale Management Analyst II Nardy Lopez.  “Understandably, some households that have already responded have expressed confusion over why they too are being visited. These visits are part of the Census 2020 effort to be absolutely ensure that we count everyone. If you get a visit and you’ve already responded, please be patient, kind and answer the census taker’s questions.”

The most common reason why a Census taker may visit a home that has already responded is that they are clarifying address information about your address. In rarer cases, they may have two addresses on their list that refer to the same housing unit. Finally, for a small number of addresses, they conduct a second interview as part of their quality assurance measures.

“We know that being visited when you’ve already responded may be annoying, and even a bit confusing, but please be patient with the census takers—their work is critical to the mission of the Census Bureau and to our community receiving its fair share of funding for critical services,” Lopez said. “We are making sure that we count everyone in the right place and not leave anyone out.”

The City is continuing to reach out to the community and hosting Census “pop up” events to encourage Census registration.

Mandated by the Constitution, every ten years America comes together to count every resident in the United States. The Census tallies the nation’s population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support vital programs for states, counties and communities — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Press Releases

Smash Mouth Tickets Still Available

Posted on: July 19, 2022

Music in the Parks Returns for 2022

Posted on: June 15, 2022

City of Palmdale Offers Yoga Classes

Posted on: April 26, 2022

MA: Grand Opening - Dutch Bros

Posted on: March 28, 2022

Coach and Bus Recruitment Event

Posted on: March 23, 2022

Lockheed Martin Hiring Event

Posted on: March 11, 2022

Free E-Waste Disposal Event This Saturday

Posted on: February 17, 2022

SAVES Seeks Volunteers

Posted on: November 11, 2021

MA: Veterans Day Ceremony in Palmdale

Posted on: November 10, 2021

Free Paper Shredding Event Coming Up

Posted on: November 9, 2021

MA: Veterans Day Ceremony

Posted on: October 27, 2021

Pumpkin Walk Coming to Massari Park

Posted on: October 19, 2021

Legacy Commons to Host Rummage Sale

Posted on: September 21, 2021

City Hall to Close for Labor Day Holiday

Posted on: September 2, 2021

Get Your Art on at Palettes in the Park

Posted on: August 31, 2021

Miss Juneteenth USA Visits the AV

Posted on: August 9, 2021

TreeCircus Coming to Palmdale

Posted on: July 13, 2021

Fireworks Safety Press Conference

Posted on: June 21, 2021

Yellen Park Monument Sign Installed

Posted on: March 3, 2021

Pearblossom Highway Now Open

Posted on: February 25, 2021

Shanae Smith Named City Clerk of Palmdale

Posted on: September 24, 2020

Palmdale Awarded $500,000 LEAP Grant

Posted on: September 15, 2020

Palmdale City Library to Host Pirate Day

Posted on: September 14, 2020

City Hall to Close for Labor Day Holiday

Posted on: September 4, 2020