• Crissy Stile

Important Information about the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census will begin very soon. I want to share some important information regarding the Census. It is so important that you report your Census information in a timely manner to avoid a) the possibility of your information not being recorded and b) expensive door-to-door collection of information.

The goal is to have all information collected by April 1st.

The Census is completely confidential. Some respondents fear they will be reported if they are not U.S. citizens. Information submitted or taken by a census employee cannot be shared.

You can submit your information online or by phone. No forms needed. The Census will never ask for your Social Security Number or any type of bank information.

If you split your time between two states please do NOT submit your information twice. Pick a state and submit only ONCE.

The U.S. Government will use our City's Census 2020 data until 2030 to calculate every formula, statistic and report. The Census report is the basis for federal funding that we receive for the next TEN YEARS. Florida has been substantially undercounted in the past two censuses. It is estimated that almost 20 percent of residents have not been counted over the last 20 years.

There will NOT be a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

The results of the Census determine:

-How many seats in Congress each State gets

-How many billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year

-How much in federal funding is provided for highways, schools, fire departments, health clinics, programs for housing assistance, programs to prevent child abuse, grants to help with natural disasters and so much more.

If you have any questions please visit census.gov

Crissy Stile



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