What is the 2020 Census?
In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will be taking the census (which occurs every 10 years) to collect updated population data for every state, county, municipality and geographic area of the United States. The goal of the census is to count every living person residing in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place. April 1, 2020 is Census Day. Where you live on that day is where you should be counted.
The 2020 Census will be extremely important for Christian County. While everyone pays taxes to the federal government (whether you get counted in the census or not) the census data guides how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed back to states and communities each year. Each person that goes uncounted in Christian County will mean that our county will miss out on $1,300 of federal funds for our community each year.
What is “Christian County Counts”?
Because the census is so important, the county government has partnered with each of the municipal governments, chambers of commerce, school districts, fire protection districts, and various other agencies, non-profits, religious leaders, and businesses to establish a single, coordinated effort to educate Christian County residents about the census and to encourage them to be counted. On September 16, 2019 partners across the county established Christian County Counts. This organization is what the U.S. Census Bureau refers to as a “complete count committee”.
The mission of Christian County Counts is to encourage a complete and accurate population count of Christian County in the 2020 Census.
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