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The Census Needs Our Response!

Posted on Wednesday August 26, 2020
 
Everyone living in the United States and its five territories is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.  With a 79% response rate, Pleasant Hill still has 21% that needs to be counted!  It is easy, takes 5 minutes and it is the law. RESPOND HERE

Here are a few more reasons the Census Bureau gives to respond.

Importance of the Data

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. 

Redistricting

The U.S. Constitution mandates that the country count its population once every 10 years. The results are used to adjust or redraw electoral districts, based on where populations have increased or decreased.

Federal Funding

The results of the 2020 Census will inform decisions about allocating hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to communities across the country—for hospitals, fire departments, school lunch programs, and other critical programs and services.

Business Decisions

The 2020 Census will be valuable to businesses, as the results will provide a rich set of data on the communities they serve, including population trends and growth projections.

Impact in Your Community

School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect your community every day


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