US Census 2020 impacts lives for a decade

2020-04-16T19:19:47-07:00| Categories: Blog| Tags: |

You have power to influence the federal dollars our community receives for transportation, education, and other essential public services for the next decade. Just a few minutes of your time can change the lives of Nevadans for at least the next decade, by participating in the U.S. Census. It’s easier than ever before! This year, you can make you and your family count by responding online, by mail, and by phone and its available in 13 languages.

The Census is a constitutionally mandated count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories that takes place every 10 years. All American residents are being asked to count everyone who lives in their home as of April 1, 2020. The results of the Census help to decide how more than $800 billion in federal funds are distributed to states and communities. These funds help pay for roads, schools, hospitals and health clinics, emergency services, and much more.  These funds are only reallocated after each Census, and Nevadans will not have another opportunity to get the share for our growing population until 2030!

To put this into perspective, for every person not counted, Nevada loses approximately $2,000 per year, according to the U.S. Census. Even a one percent undercount of the state population and the state can lose $60 million per year, or $600 million over the decade. 

Census data is confidential and your responses are protected by law (Title 13 U.S. Code).  Census data is used for statistical purposes only and always reported in the aggregate.

For more information visit 2020census.gov or call (844) 330-2020.

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