Every ten years, the United States takes a count of all individuals living in the country. No matter their age, race or citizenship every person counts! This is known as the United States Census and it’s mandated by the US constitution.
While the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining that the states have proper representation, they also impact so much more. Census results impact how public transport routes are drawn in cities and help small business owners determine where to have their businesses. The census even informs hospitals where they’re needed and helps ensure proper funding for public infrastructure.
The 2020 census will be ending on September 30, 2020.
The census was originally planned to end on October 30 due to COVID-19, but has been cut short. With this rushed deadline, it is likely that our data will be less accurate. People of color, seniors, children and other underrepresented individuals are less likely to fill out a census nor have the resources to do so.
We need everyone to fill out their census questionnaire, ASAP.
Census counters have started going house to house for those that have not completed their census, but we cannot rely on them to capture everyone. If your household has not completed your questionnaire, do it today. Make sure to tell your friends, families and coworkers to do the same. Because everyone counts.
Still have concerns about the census? Check out our ‘What’s The Census?‘ post.