APRIL 1, 2020 IS CENSUS DAY
WESTCOP CAN HELP YOU GET COUNTED
The Census is mandated by the US Constitution. The United States has been conducting the Census every ten years since 1790. Census 2020 will be the 24th Census.
Data from the Census will be used for the next ten years for many things – including determining New York State’s representation in Congress as well as local districting. Census data is also used for the distribution of about $880 Billion of federal funds to local municipalities according to a December 2018 report from the George Washington Institute on Policy.
The Census Bureau estimates that every person that is not counted equals a loss of approximately $2,500 per year to local municipalities. This means that every 400 people who are not counted equates to a loss of about $1 Million in funding – each year.
We need to get everyone living in Westchester County counted.
What does the Census ask
The 2020 Census contains simple questions about the number of people in your household and their basic demographic data, along with whether the home is owned or rented.
The Census Bureau will never ask you for your Social Security number, money or donations, anything on behalf of a political party, or your bank or credit card account numbers or about citizenship.