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Dec 14 2019

Census 2020

If you’re not aware, 2020 will be another Census year.  The US Census is updated every ten years.  We met with our area representative this week and he wanted us to spread the word that the Census will be coming soon.  In March 2020, post cards will be mailed out to physical addresses containing information on how to register your household information online.  It should only take a few minutes to update with only ten questions that need to be answered.  If you have a PO box, you can expect a visit by a Census taker beginning in April 2020.  If you’re interested in becoming a Census taker, you can apply @ census.gov or via their toll free number 1-800-923-8282.  Starting salaries are $15/hour plus mileage.  There are many positions available; not all of them involve knocking on doors.

When is the Census? 

April 1, 2020, however, the census takes place throughout the year of 2020.

What is the Census? 

As mandated by the United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 2, our nation gets one chance every ten years to count its population.  The U.S. census counts every resident, once, in their primary residence throughout the first year of a new decade.  

Why do we have a Census? 

The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community get its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.

The Census representative informed us that there will be Scammers out there.  He assured us that Census takers will travel in pairs, have identification, will never ask for your social security number or banking/financial information.

More Information Coming Soon!