The deadline for the 2020 Census is around the corner and local government is working hard to prepare. Census results help determine how $675 billion dollars of federal funding flows into states and communities each year. The results also determine how many seats in Congress each state will get.
The U.S. Census Bureau has counted the countries’ population every 10 years since 1790. This count is mandated by the constitution as it shapes many different aspects of our communities.
It’s crucial for everyone to be counted, even babies, so Glassport Borough can receive the proper government funding.
The money that we get from the federal and state government is dependent on the number of people we count and how they are counted
2020 is the first year the census will be available online, making it easier than ever to fill out the ten-question form. Additionally, because Glassport knows that not everyone has easy access to internet, Council will be calling, visiting and holding office hours to assist with completing the 2020 Census. More information to follow regarding dates and times.
You can find more information about the 2020 Census at www.census.gov.
To COMPLETED the Census, please visit www.2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020.