With just eight days left till the 2020 Census deadline, Kern’s self-response rate is lower than than it’s 2010 response rate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
A majority of Central Valley voters view police use of force during the Black Lives Matter protests as appropriate and a majority do not view the issue of police violence as a systemic problem, according to a recent study.
The Census Bureau has created a local phone number to assist Kern County residents respond to the 2020 Census.
The local help line is 661-546-8811.
As of Wednesday, Kern County ranked 34 out of California’s 58 counties, with a response rate of 62.7
The latest Census data shows a number of areas in metro Bakersfield have response rates of less than 50 percent.
Kern County is partaking in California’s a new vote-by-mail tracking system for the Nov. 3 election.
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California, with attorney Paul Nicholas Boylan, filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of McFarland and its city council, according to a news release.