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.
Originally appeared in the 2020 edition of Metroscape, published by the Population Research Center, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University.