I am writing to thank the volunteers that came out last Thursday and went door-to-door to help remind their neighbors to complete the US Census. These volunteers, wearing masks and using hand sanitizer supplied by the Village, delivered door hangers to remind residents about the Census at a safe distance.
We’re already seeing the fruits of this contactless canvass. Friday, Croton-on-Hudson who was the only Westchester municipality with a .2% increase in Census completion. All of the other increases in today’s report are .1%.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Crotonites have shown great community spirit and civic patriotism.
Already, 77% of the residents of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, as of this writing, have completed the 2020 Census. That’s an increase of 4.4 percentage points over 2010, making Croton-on-Hudson the most improved community in Westchester County for Census completion.
However, hundreds of households have yet to complete the Census.
The Census Bureau estimates that every person that is not counted equals a loss of approximately $2,500 per year to local municipalities in direct and indirect federal aid.
Did you know that you can respond to the Census over the phone? Operators are standing by from 7am to 2am every day. The toll free numbers are as follows: 844-330-2020 (English) & 844-468-2020 (Spanish)
Please do your part and make sure Croton counts and remind your friends and neighbors to do the same.
Brian Pugh, Mayor