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Everyone Counts: Please Respond to 2020 Census Mailing
In the last few weeks, you likely received a mailing from the United States Census Bureau. The City of Westminster is asking all community members to do their part to meet the goal of counting everyone once – and only once – in the right place. Why does your participation in the 2020 Census matter? Compiled every 10 years, Census data is used by the government to:
• Define representative boundaries for congressional districts, state legislative districts and voting precincts, and for enforcing voting rights and civil rights legislation.
• Determine how billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed. It is estimated that each person not counted by the Census costs the state about $18,250 over a 10-year period, for a total of $26.6 billion statewide. This impacts critical funding for programs, including Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps), emergency preparedness, school construction, and transportation projects.
So, please take a few minutes to complete the Census questionnaire you received. Your personal information is legally protected and confidential, and you may respond online, by phone, or by mail.
Carroll County Census Website