Why should I take the census?

Why should I take the census?
Posted on 01/11/2020
Kansas Counts 2020 Census Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts each resident in the United States. The next census will begin April 1, 2020. Data collected in the U.S. Census brings the right amount of federal money to your local community for local programs that help you and your neighbors. For every household that doesn’t get counted, Lenexa could miss out on approximately $48,927 in federal funding (over 10 years).

Fair representation

The Census is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives and how federal and state legislative districts are redrawn.

Economic development

Demographic information from the Census helps businesses decide where to invest in new locations and services.

Funding for local projects

The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support is based on Census data. This funding supports vital programs like public works, roads, schools and hospitals. In Kansas, $2,082 is distributed in federal funds per person per year.

Learn more about the 2020 Census and why it matters for our community at CountMeInJoCo.org.

Published on Jan. 11, 2020