Why the Census matters

Why does the Census matter?

Funding for Programs that Impact You, Your Family and Our Communities.

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare Part B
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Head Start
  • Title I Grants to Local Education Agencies
  • Pell Grants and Student Loans
  • Section 8 Housing and Housing Choice Vouchers
  • Highway Planning and Construction
  • Community Development Block Grants

Congressional Representation

            The population count taken in the 2020 Census will determine the allocation of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. States with the most population gains are projected to gain additional seats while states with population losses or slow growth are at risk of losing seats.

Economic Development

            Data collected by the Census Bureau is considered by business and industry as valuable, unbiased data collected by a neutral third party. An improvement in a community‚Äôs Census data could mean additional retail and restaurant growth as well as more consideration from companies wishing to expand or relocate, creating job opportunities.