Why Should You Be Counted and Encourage Your Family and Neighbors to Participate Too?
- The Census aims to produce an accurate population and household count that is the basis for making sure each state gets fair representation in Congress.
- It enables our state officials to use the results to redraw the boundaries of their congressional and state legislative districts.
- The Census aids in determining the distribution of $675 billion in federal funds that support state, county, and local programs such as child care, housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), and the National School Lunch Program.
What Communities Are Hard to Count?
- Non-English-speaking residents.
- Recent immigrants, including those who are in the country illegally.
- Children living in large, multi-generational households or ones that include extended or several families.
- Children who split time between two homes such as in divorced families.
- Children who live in lower-income households.
- Young parents, single moms, and their children.
Have more questions about the Census or want to know how you can help ensure an accurate count? Check out the resources below.