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You Count! Sept 30, Census Day

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

Every single day you use services or infrastructure that are paid for by funding set aside based on the census. Did you know that the results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding will be allocated to our communities?

The census results affect planning and funding for:

  • Healthcare: Medicaid, Medicare Part B. State Children’s Health Insurance, and prevention/treatment of substance abuse.

  • Education: Head Start, Pell Grants, school lunches, rural education, adult education, libraries, and grants for preschool education.

  • Infrastructure: highway planning/construction, Section 8 housing, federal transit, community development, and rural water and waste disposal systems.

  • Employment/Training: vocational rehabilitation state grants, dislocated workers, and workforce programs.

  • Disaster Response: hospitals, emergency personnel, and emergency relief.

  • And, many many more services we encounter/use often.

You have likely already received the initial census invitation which instructs you to go online to to fill out your census by using the ID provided. There, you will find further instructions if you prefer to complete your census by phone or mail. It is highly encouraged to complete the census online, due to call volume. And, it will only take 10 minutes!

The Census Bureau will NEVER ask you for:

  • Your Social Security number.

  • Money/donations (or gift cards).

  • Anything on behalf of a political party.

  • Your bank or credit card account numbers.

  • And, there is no citizenship question on the census.

Example: Census invitation received March 2020.

To review the census questions and explanations please visit: For questions about responding to the census, please call (844) 330-2020 from 7AM to 1AM (ET) (4AM-10PM PT).

It is imperative that our communities are counted in the 2020 census. Please encourage your family members, friends, colleagues, and everybody you know to complete the census!

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