Between March 12 and March 20, 2020 households across our region and country are receiving their packets for participation in the 2020 Census with detailed information on how to respond.
Once every ten years a national census is taken in the United States. The census not only provides valuable statistics, it provides a basis for re-districting our congressional seats and allocating billions of dollars to support cities, counties, and states. These allocated funds help provide housing, education, healthcare, employment, roads and other infrastructure as well as public policy.
Be counted! Your city and county need you and your household to participate. The city of Munford receives approximately $145 per person, per year for each citizen. This is $1450 per person over the next ten years, until the next census. The county receives approximately $102 per person, per year.
Did you know….
- Census numbers determine how many representatives a state has in the US Congress.
- After each decade’s census, state officials redraw the boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts in their state to account for population shifts.
- Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness.
- Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and retail stores, which creates jobs.
- It is against the law for the Census Bureau to share your information and responses in any way that could identify you or your household.
- The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties, cities and communities are based on this important data.
- The money is spent on schools, roads, hospitals, public works and vital programs.
You have three options for responding once you receive your information packet. Information in the packet will be needed to complete online or by phone. Go to 2020census.gov
- Online (24 hours a day)
- By phone
- By mail
The Munford Library will have computers available for those who would like to complete their census online.