2020 Census

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Census 2020 is coming! What is the Census and why does it matter?

The Census is an important tool used to count each and every U.S. resident. It happens every 10 years. It is used to determine and inform:
  • Where government funding will be spent
  • The allocation of political representation and districts
  • Business and economic decisions
  • The amount of funding for community-based organizations and services

Your responses inform where over $675 billion is distributed each year to communities nationwide for schools, roads, clinics and more. With just a 5% undercount in 2020, Montgomery County could lose $72,336,780 annually in funding.

Early in 2020, every household in America will receive a notice to complete the census online, by phone or by mail. Your responses to the census are safe, secure and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics and cannot be use against use in any way. The census will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, money or donations, or anything related to political parties.

Click here for steps you can take to make sure Lower Providence Township and Montgomery County is not undercounted in Census 2020.