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2020 Census: Weldon Spring Counts
 
Posted on Sunday December 22, 2019
 
In 2020 the US Census will be conducted, help the City get 100% in the count.
 

The U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 2) mandates a headcount every ten years of everyone residing in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas of the United States. This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens, and non-citizens. The first census was conducted in 1790 and one have been conducted every ten years since then. The population totals from the census determine

the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. States also use the totals to redraw their legislative and school districts. The next census occurs in 2020. The U.S. Census Bureau must submit state population totals to the President of the United States by December 31, 2020. The population totals also affect funding in your community, and data collected in the census help decision-makers know how your community is changing. Approximately $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to communities each year.

Will the 2020 Census be the same as 2010?

There are some important changes in 2020:

The U.S. Census Bureau is building a more accurate address list and automating their field operations—all while keeping information confidential and safe. For the first time, people will be able to respond online, by phone, or by mail. They will use data that the public has already provided to cut down on in-person follow-up visits to nonresponding households. 
 

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