Every resident who is not counted is a loss of $18,250 per person over a 10-year period. Statewide, that's a total of $26.6 billion over a 10-year period. Census data impacts government representation, county services including funding for the following: roads, schools, SNAP, CHIP, WIC, school lunches, community funding, future planning for transportation, housing, schools, emergency response teams, economic development and even job opportunities.
Why should you participate in the Census?
Residents should complete the census because it is safe, easy, and important.
Safe: Your personal information is confidential, including citizenship and other sensitive data, by law. Disclosure of personal data is subject to fine or imprisonment.
Important: Data from the census provides the basis for annually distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds which help fund our roads, schools, hospitals, Medicaid, and many other programs.
Easy: You can complete the census online, by phone, or by mail. You can respond in 13 different languages via phone or online.
How can you complete the Census?
Every household can respond online, by mail, or by phone. It takes no more than 10 minutes.
Can we count on you?
Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm at the College Park Airport Operations Building (immediately next door to the museum).
This is a call to action for all of us to work together to ensure we have a Complete Count in District 3 in 2020!