2020 Census

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What is the census all about?

The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count – or census – of America’s population. The federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars annually to states and communities based on U.S. Census Bureau data.

  • The census determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress.
  • The census helps plan for resident needs including new roads, schools and emergency services
  • Businesses use census data to help provide more local jobs and places to shop.
  • Census statistics determine federal funding for school system programs including special education, Head Start, after-school programs, classroom technology, and food assistance, including free and reduced-price school lunches.

In a nutshell, the closer we are to 100% participation, the more federal money comes back to Douglas County for much needed projects. If our community is undercounted based on our residents not completing the census questionnaire, we receive less money.

Watch this 30 second video for a census recap.


How can teachers incorporate this huge event for our county, state and nation into the classroom?


The Statistics in Schools (SIS) program offers free materials for teachers, created by teachers, to educate students from pre-K through 12th grade about the value and everyday uses of census data.

The internet is full of additional resources to help teachers incorporate the census into their curriculum.

Where can I find additional information about Census 2020?


Click
Douglas County GA logo here for a link to the Douglas County, GA Census 2020 webpage. This page includes a sample questionnaire, important dates for Census 2020, information about the negative effects of an undercount, tips you can use to help ensure a complete count, plus much more.




GA Census 2020 logo Click here for a link to the State of Georgia Census 2020 webpage. Find out how census results are used to benefit Georgia and its citizens.



 US Census 2020 LogoClick here for a link to the U.S. Census 2020 webpage.
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