Population -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area, United States -- Census 2020, Demography -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area
Once every ten years the US Census Bureau conducts the decennial United States census, and 2020 is the year. The census is a national effort to count everyone in the United States. Unfortunately, this year the COVID-19 pandemic has captured the nation’s attention even as the 2020 census struggles to claim relevance and broaden its reach. At the same time, census data has emerged as a critical tool for examining stark inequities in the demographics of who is contracting and dying of COVID-19. This year, counting everyone is more important than ever.
Krishnan, Uma, "Counting Everyone because Everyone Counts: The Value of Census Data for Local Decision Making" (2020). Metroscape. 148.