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2020 Census Everyone Counts!

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Much of the funding that comes from the Census helps the most vulnerable among us. It provides health care, education, food and nutrition programs, housing and child care for families.

The Census has a big impact on the services that Chapel Hill and its neighborhoods receive. That is why we need an equitable and complete count.

The Census is a constitutionally required nationwide survey. It's conducted every 10 years by the U.S. Census Bureau to count the population of the United States. The data collected by the Census:

  • determines the number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and influence in the Electoral College
  • informs redistricting, defining congressional and state legislative districts
  • directs more than $675 billion in federal funding to states and cities.
What is the census?
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When is the census?
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