The census is coming up! Your participation is vital. Check out some FAQ below:
Every 10 years, the United States conducts a census to count every person. The data gathered is used to help determine funding, draw political districts, as well as identify future and existing needs.
Q: Why do I need to participate in the census?
A: The importance of every person being counted cannot be stated strongly enough. A study from the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy estimates that in 2016 Colorado received about $13 billion in funding guided by data derived from the 2010 Census. This equates to over $2,000 in lost funds for each individual undercounted in the state. Those lost funds could have been used for education, health care, public transportation, and more.
Q: When is the census?
A: Census day is April 1, 2020. You can complete the census online or over the phone. If your household does not complete a census, then a census worker may knock on your door in May, June, or July.
Q: Who will have access to my answers?
A: Your individual census answers will not be shared with any organization or government agency.
Want to learn more about the census?
Learn more from The Arc of The United States: https://thearc.org/census/
Host Home Providers Fact Sheet: http://thearc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Census_Group_Home_Fact_Sheet.pdf
Learn more from The City of Fort Collins: https://ourcity.fcgov.com/nococounts
Learn more from Census.gov: https://2020census.gov/