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Education in the Time of COVID-19

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by Kenneth J. Retzl Many of us at the Guinn Center, like many families across Nevada, have children that have been affected by the recent school closures. On March 19th, Governor Steve Sisolak ordered K-12 schools closed until April 16th. In the same directive, the governor stated all school districts must provide distance learning opportunities… Read more

The 2020 Census in Nevada Snapshot #8

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by Daniel Liden Motivation for Completing the Census The 2020 Census is here! The road to the 2020 census has been long and marked by controversy, particularly concerning the potential inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire (there is no citizenship question on the census questionnaire). Over the course of the past… Read more

The 2020 Census in Nevada Notice

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by Daniel Liden COVID-19 Should Not Affect How Most Nevadans Respond to the 2020 Census Introduction As of March 12, households in the United States are beginning to receive invitations to participate in the 2020 Census. As the number of cases of COVID-19 in the United States continues to increase, there is some uncertainty about… Read more

The 2020 Census in Nevada Snapshot #7

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by Daniel Liden Language Proficiency and Census Response Rates Our sixth census snapshot highlighted some of the challenges that will be faced when trying to obtain a compete census count in Nevada’s cities. One significant challenge is outreach to those who do not speak English well or at all. In this snapshot, we focus on… Read more

The 2020 Census in Nevada Snapshot #6

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by Daniel Liden   [See here for PDF of blog. Guinn Center Census Snapshot 6] Classifying Hard to Count Census Tracts in Nevada’s Cities The last two census snapshots introduced the census tract segmentation scheme produced by the Census Bureau Communications Research and Analytics Team (CRAT) and described Nevada’s hard-to-count rural census tracts. The CRAT assigned a… Read more

The 2020 Census in Nevada Snapshot #5

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by Daniel Liden Classifying Hard to Count Census Tracts in Rural Nevada The previous census snapshot introduced the census tract segmentation scheme produced by the Census Bureau Communications Research and Analytics Team (CRAT). The CRAT assigned a classification to each of Nevada’s census tracts according to factors such as demographics, media consumption habits, and Internet… Read more

The 2020 Census in Nevada Snapshot #4

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by Daniel Liden What Are Nevada’s Hard to Count Areas Like? Our previous census snapshots (focused on 2010 census return rates, areas in Nevada expected to respond to the 2020 census at low rates, and 2010 census return rates and low response scores in Nevada’s cities) have shown the areas of Nevada that are likely… Read more

The 2020 Census in Nevada Snapshot #3

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by Daniel Liden 2010 Census Return Rates and 2020 Low Response Scores in Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City Background Our first two 2020 Census Snapshots show the 2010 census mail return rates and the 2020 low response scores by census tract for the whole state of Nevada. Nevada’s cities, however, have many small census… Read more

The 2020 Census in Nevada Snapshot #2

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by Daniel Liden The Low Response Score In our first snapshot about the 2020 census in Nevada, we looked at how many Nevadans responded to the 2010 census. This is an important metric because many of the households and individuals that were hard to count in the 2010 census – such as large transient populations… Read more

The 2020 Census in Nevada Snapshot #1

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by Daniel Liden Responses to the 2010 Census The 2020 Census is fast approaching, and Nevada needs an ambitious and far-reaching campaign to count everyone. According to the Urban Institute, Nevada faces an undercount of between 23,900 and 54,700 people. Obtaining a complete count in the 2020 Census is extremely important: according to a report… Read more