We would like to take a minute to ask you to please respond to the 2020 Census. Among many other benefits, the Census helps your local community thrive and receive proper assistance.
What is the Census? A census aims to count the entire population of a country, and at the location where each person usually lives. The census asks questions of people in homes and group living situations, including how many people live or stay in each home, and the sex, age and race of each person. The framers of the Constitution of the United States chose the population to be the basis for sharing political power, not wealth or land.
How does the Census benefit community? Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. Additionally, businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs.
Many 911 emergency systems are based on maps developed for the last census. Census information helps health providers predict the spread of disease through communities with children or elderly people. When floods, tornadoes or earthquakes hit, the census tells rescuers how many people will need their help.
Perhaps most importantly, filling out the Census helps to gain funding in your area for early quality child care.
37% of households still need to respond. The 2020 Census can be filled out online at 2020census.gov or by phone 844-330-2020. Please share this blog with your parents, with your friends, and with your coworkers. Show them how important the Census is for the community and make the government work for you!
Thank you to census.gov for additional information.