The 2020 Census is fast approaching. Data collected in the census will inform the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities each year. It’s important that we all respond to shape the future of our communities.
Be sure to count everyone who lives in your home on your 2020 Census form. This includes babies and young children, the elderly, and extended family members in the home, who are often missed in the census. Not counting newborn babies and children impacts support for programs such as children’s health insurance, hospitals, child care, food assistance, schools, and early childhood development. It is important to count all people in your home, even if they aren’t related to you or are only staying with you temporarily.
Your responses are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your responses can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way—not by the FBI, DHS, or ICE.
To learn more about #HoCoCounts, in support of the U.S. 2020 Census, visit www.howardcountymd.gov/2020census or contact our local Complete Count Committee at 410-313-6325 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.