Research Census 2020

The U.S. Census is critical to communities, regions, and states across the country. The Census serves as a basis to allocate federal funding for programs in health, social services, housing, education, and infrastructure as well as congressional representation. Everyone has to be counted in order to maintain and grow our economic vitality.

Census 2020

Census Overview

This brief discusses why the U.S. Census is important to individuals and communities in a broad context.

The U.S. Census and Social Service Programs

The U.S. Census counts determine how much funding states get for programs such as SNAP!

The U.S. Census and Housing Programs

The U.S. Census determines how much funding is available for subsidized and public housing programs.

The U.S. Census and Health Care

The U.S. Census determines funding for Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Foster Care, and CHIP.

The U.S. Census and Business

The U.S. Census data gathering is a basis for business and economic data used by all sectors for businesses to create jobs, expand, and support communities.

The U.S. Census and Education

The U.S. Census for determining funding for K-12 education and Early Head Start and Head Start.

The U. S. Census and Infrastructure

The U.S. Census for determining funding for roads, bridges, and public transportation.

The U.S. Census and Congress

The U.S. Census counts determines the number of congressional representatives allowed by each state.

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