Everyone in the Valley Counts – Your Local Resource on the 2020 Census

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Do you have questions about the 2020 Census? Are you unsure of what is being asked of you? Do you think taking the Census is unsafe? Do you need assistance with filling out the questionnaire?

We answer these questions and concerns by providing all the real facts about participating in the Census and why you are so important. Visit our 2020 Census page or http://nvcogct.gov/2020census for information on the 2020 Census.

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Ways to Respond to the 2020 Census

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By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:

  • Online.
  • By phone.
  • By mail.

The 2020 Census marks the first time you’ll have the option to respond online. You can even respond on your mobile device.

Get the facts from the U.S. Census Bureau for more information on how to respond in April.

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Naugatuck Valley Regional Profile 2019 is now available!

NVCOG staff has just completed an update to the Regional Profile for the 19-municipality Naugatuck Valley Region.  The Regional Profile compiles population, economic, and housing data from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the Connecticut Department of Labor, and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development. The report provides useful statistical data to public officials, local organizations, developers, private citizens, students, businesses, and others interested in population, housing, and economic trends. Data from this report is intended to assist municipalities with grant applications, updates to planning and economic development documents, and provide information to local boards and commissions.

To download a digital copy of the Profile, please click on the link below:

Naugatuck Valley Regional Profile 2019

As a supplement to the Regional Profile, NVCOG staff has created an interactive web-based application to provide access to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey data at the block group or block level. This tool allows users to obtain statistics for smaller areas within a municipality.

The web application can be accessed here:

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Earn Extra Income While Helping Your Community

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The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Temporary positions feature flexible hours to fit into anyone’s schedule to earn a little extra money; hourly pay starts at $21 per hour.

Apply, and with one application you may be considered for several positions including census taker, recruiting assistant, office clerk, and supervisory staff – and help your community while getting paid.

Jobs for the 2020 Census are located throughout the State of Connecticut and include both field and office positions.  Connecticut will have three Census Bureau offices in Danbury, Hartford, and New Haven, but need field workers in every town and city to get people counted.

Apply now or find out more information on 2020Census.gov.

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NVCOG’s October newsletter is here! Our quarterly publication has news, project updates, and events for the Region.

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Bringing Awareness of the 2020 Census with a Valley-wide Complete Count Committee

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Group of leaders at Valley Complete Count Committee kickoff

Civic leaders and non-profits are joining together to vocalize the importance of the upcoming 2020 Census to the residents of the Naugatuck Valley. Connecticut Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz helped launch the Naugatuck Valley Complete Count Committee, stating an accurate count is critically important to Connecticut as it is the foundation to determine federal funding allocations to the state.  This includes funding for transportation projects, education, low-income programs, and other public services.  Derby Mayor Richard Dziekan emphasized how some areas of the Naugatuck Valley are hard to count and it’s essential to get the word out that the Census is safe, easy, and important.  Expect to see representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau at local events in Beacon Falls, according to First Selectman Christopher Bielik.  He brought up how important participation in the Census is, as Connecticut saw after the 2000 Census by losing one congressional representation seat because of a lower population count.

This is the first Census count available via phone and internet. The U.S. Census Bureau is also hiring local temporary workers.

For more information on all things 2020 Census in our region, visit our webpage, or Census.gov.

Derby Mayor Richard Dziekan speaking at the kickoff event
Derby Mayor Richard Dziekan speaking at the kickoff event.
First Selectman Christopher Bielik speaking at the kickoff event.
First Selectman Christopher Bielik speaking at the kickoff event.