The 2020 Census will inform allocation of hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding, provide data that will impact local community decisions and businesses, and determine representation at the state and national level.
The census provides critical data that lawmakers, businesses, teachers, and others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Your responses inform how $675 billion in funding is distributed each year to communities for healthcare, schools, roads, emergency services, and other important programs and services for individuals and families.
Community Business Decisions
Census data gives community leaders vital information to make decisions about building community centers, opening businesses, recruiting employees, expanding operations, and planning for the future.
Your responses are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts and determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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