2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Workshops Coming to Vermont

The Local Update of Census Addresses, or LUCA, is the only opportunity offered to local governments to review and comment on the U.S. Census Bureau's residential address list for their jurisdiction prior to the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau relies on a complete and accurate address list to reach every living quarters and associated population for inclusion in the census. Towns in the Windham Region are encouraged to participate in the LUCA process.

The U.S. Census Bureau is offering Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) 2020 Workshops for Vermont cities and towns, in partnership with the Vermont State Data Center and the Vermont Center for Geographic Information. One will be held in Manchester Vorkshops will be hosted at multiple sites, including on-line and in Manchester, Vt. on December 1.

Why participate in LUCA?

• To help ensure an accurate decennial census count in your community.
• To help the federal government distribute more than $400 billion in funds annually for infrastructure, programs, and services.
• To help your community plan for future needs.

During the LUCA 2020 Workshop, the U.S. Census Bureau will review the three options available for LUCA participation. It will discuss the free software tool available (GUPS) to review and update the census address list. This workshop will show municipalities how to prepare, register, and participate in this important program for their communities. The demonstration will provide examples of resources to help your city or town get an early start on LUCA 2020. See the attached flyer for more information about LUCA.

Workshops are scheduled for:

November 30, 2017 (10am to Noon)
Montpelier, VT
Calvin Coolidge Room, 6th Floor, Davis Bldg.
1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT, 05620-0501

December 1, 2017 (10am to Noon)
The Park House, Activity Room
340 Recreation Park Road
Manchester, VT 05255

Webinar: December 6, 2017 (10am to Noon)
Click here to register. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2319735725341618947

To particiate in LUCA 2020, towns must return their LUCA registration materials to the Census Bureau by December 15, 2017. Participating in one of the workshops will help you learn more about participation in LUCA 2020. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions about registering.

Dedicated staff are also available to assist you during normal business hours by phone.
Geographic Programs Support Desk toll-free telephone number: 1-844-344-0169
New York Regional Geography Department: (212) 584-3430
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For an informational brochure, click here.

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