MAKE YOURSELF BE COUNTED!  Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by the Constitution. The census population count provides the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds. This money supports state, county and city programs including housing, education, transportation, and healthcare.

The 2020 Census is GOING ON NOW!  Due to the pandemic, Census 2020 has been operating on a revised timeline.  Census forms are being accepted into the fall. It is not too late to complete your Census form. The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States.  Once you’ve received an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire, complete your census form online, by phone or by mail.  Making the census simple and easy to complete will help increase participation. As always, individual census data is protected and kept confidential. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community.

Every year billions of dollars in federal funding is distributed based on census data.  The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.  Please help your city and be counted.  Go to www.Census.gov and fill out the simple form.

 

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