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Why the Census Matters

Representation

The Census counts our population and households, and is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the US House of Representatives and it is used for redistricting at the national, state and local levels.

Funding

The U.S. government allocates more than $675 billion in federal funds annually based on Census data; to support states, counties and local communities’ vital programs – impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, and social services.

Planning

Census data is a necessary tool for community planning. Local governments utilize Census information for planning and placing services – where roads, schools, hospitals, etc. will be built.

Economic Development

Census information can also support the economy. Corporations and businesses look to the the demographics of communities and their consumer and workforce base – used to determine where they will locate headquarters, factories and workplaces.

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5 months ago
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Medicaid program’s future in Texas, because if there’s an undercount in the census, the Medicaid program in Texas could see its funding for the next decade fall far short of what’s needed. Medicaid’s not the only program that would see cuts if there’s an undercount, but it’s by far the biggest, according to Vivian Ho, a healthcare economist at Rice University’s Baker Institute.
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5 months ago

With the COVID-19 pandemic leading to stay-at-home orders around Texas and across the country, an already expected census undercount could prove to be worse than projected. An undercount could have a serious impact on federal services in Texas, including the ability to respond to epidemics like the one we’re in right now. Spread the word. Take the census online or on the phone.

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5 months ago

COVID-19 reminds us of the very importance of being counted. Knowing how many of people live in our cities allows public health officials to more effectively and efficiently respond to a crisis like this one.

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5 months ago

The deployment of the 2020 Census is an essential business of the government infrastructure. Census takers are now front-line workers. They didn’t know they were going to be heroes during a pandemic.

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