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Posted on: September 2, 2020

United States Census 2020

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The U.S. Census Bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 Census on September 30, 2020. Therefore, it is imperative that you make sure you are counted. Click here, https://my2020census.gov/, to be taken directly to the questionnaire page if you have not already completed the survey.  The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete.

As you well know, Census funding is determined by population count and that population count will be key as to where billions of federal funding will be allocated. The Census can shape many different aspects of our community. Almost every area of our daily lives are touched by the Census, e.g. education, housing, food, healthcare, infrastructure, the number of Congressional seats assigned to our state, and political representation at all levels of government, just to name a few.

The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The law ensures that your private information is never published and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court. You will not be asked about your employment, banking, citizenship status, or any past or present law enforcement related questions. 

Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 requires everyone’s help. And there are many ways for individuals, businesses, community organizations, and others to play a part. Please help with the “final push” to get our response levels up in St. Louis County. Reach out to your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, social media contacts. Let them know that time is running out and now is the time be counted!  Everyone who lived in the United States on April 1, 2020, is required to be counted – whether they are a U.S. citizen. Partner with us to spread the work.

Thank you for your service in helping to make the 2020 Census count!
https://2020census.gov/en/partners/outreach-materials/badges.html

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