The census is a nationwide count of the Country’s population that is mandated to occur every 10 years by the U.S. Constitution. The City of Genoa, in partnership with other local governments and organizations, is undertaking a community outreach effort to explain why this national effort for a complete and accurate count of residents is important locally.
Make sure to be counted in 2020! Why?
- The Census is important for representation: Political district boundaries are based on the census.
- The Census is important for funding: The Census count affects state and federal funding for our community over the next decade. $675 billion in annual federal funding is tied to the census. Every person who is not counted may result in a loss of over $2,000 in funding per year.
- It’s easy: the Census form includes nine questions about each person’s age, gender, race, and relationship to the householder. It should take less than 10 minutes to fill out for most households. You will be able to fill out the census form online, over the phone, by paper, or in person.
- It’s safe: all data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau is confidential and may only be used for statistical purposes. It is against the law for any Census Bureau employee to disclose or publish any census information that identifies any individual or business to any government agency or person outside the Census Bureau. This means any personally identifiable census information is prohibited from being shared with law enforcement, courts, landlords, credit agencies, or anyone else outside the Census Bureau.
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2020 Census Resources
The links below will direct you to the Census Bureau’s website: