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Impact in Our Community

How does the Census benefit my community?

The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more.

The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Census data will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.

The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.

The list goes on, including programs to support rural areas, to restore wildlife, to prevent child abuse, to prepare for wildfires, and to provide housing assistance for older adults

Curious about the data? This report from the US Census Bureau shows exactly how results of the Census will be used to distribute federal funds to these programs and many more. 

Learn more about how the census will impact our community on the 2020 Census website.

All information is provided by the US Census Bureau.