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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Census 2020 - The Census counts every generation

Census 2020

The census counts every generation.

Every 10 years, the United States counts everyone who lives in the country, from newborn babies to the oldest among us. It is important for everyone to complete the 2020 Census so that communities like yours can be accurately funded and represented.

Responding is important.

The 2020 Census will influence community funding and congressional representation for the next decade. Information collected in the census will inform the allocation of more than

$675 billion in federal funds for states and communities each year. That includes money for things like:

>   First responders

>  Medicare Part B

>  Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program

>  Libraries and community  centers

>  Supplemental  Nutrition Assistance Program  (SNAP)

>  Senior Community Service Employment    Program

Responding is easy

Beginning in mid-March 2020, you can respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail. Choose the option that is most comfortable for you. Large-print guides to the questionnaire are available upon request. From May - July 2020, census takers will visit households that have not yet responded. A census taker can assist if you need help completing your form.

Responding is safe

Your personal information is kept confidential by law. Your responses can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be shared with law enforcement agencies or used against you by any government agency or court in any way.

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