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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Census 2020 - Why it Matters to You

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Your response matters in the 2020 Census!

Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Child care. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. The once-a-decade population count affects your representation in government, determines how much funding your community receives, and provides data to help you plan for the future.

Everyone counts!

  • It’s about $675 billion - Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year.
  • It’s about fair representation - The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
  • It’s about redistricting - After each census, state officials redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts to account for population shifts.
  • It’s the constitution - The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. 

The Census Bureau is hiring! If you are interested in working in your community for the 2020 Census count, apply now.

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