There’s still time to be counted in the once-every-10-years census. The deadline to submit your response to the U.S. Census Bureau has been extended three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
You have until Oct. 31 to submit your census.
How Data is Used:
— To determine the distribution of Congressional seats to states:
• mandated by the U.S. Constitution
• used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
• used to define legislature districts, school district assignment areas and other important functional areas of government
— To make decisions about what community services to provide
Changes in your community are crucial to many planning decisions, such as where to:
• provide services for the elderly
• where to build new roads and schools
• or where to locate job training centers
— To distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year:
Census data affects how funding is allocated to communities for:
• neighborhood improvements
• public health
• and much more
— To provide Age Search information for:
• Qualifying for Social Security and other retirement benefits
• Passport applications
• Proving relationship in settling estates
• Researching family history or a historical topic
Information provided by www.census.gov.