Report: 40% of Alachua County residents have not responded to the 2020 Census

According to the Census 2020 website Census takers will begin going door to door in June to count people who have not responded to the 2020 Census. Census takers are Census Bureau employees and will provide proof that they are official government personnel.

The Census helps us determine representation in the US Congress as well our fair share of resources for critical community needs like health care, emergency response, school lunch programs, housing benefits, and basic infrastructure support.

One of the most powerful things you can do for your community is to participate in the Census. Your participation helps ensure your community receives the funding it deserves for important services and programs. An accurate and complete 2020 Census count is vital to Alachua County, as Census data is used to determine how more than $675 billion in federal government resources will be distributed each year for the next decade to states and localities

Alachua County collectively lost an estimated $390 million in funding over the last decade because of an undercount of citizens in the 2010 census.

As of May 26, Alachua County’s response rate is only 59.5%. The community goal is to be at least 80%. Alachua County can’t get there without your help.

So please, if you have not already done so, count everyone that resides in your home today.

Completing the census is fast and easy with a variety of options:

By the web, please go to HTTP://2020census.gov

Or if you prefer, call the Census directly at 844 330 2020 to take the census by phone.

We’re all working together to get through pandemic.

Part of our recovery effort and future funding opportunities for Alachua County will depend upon the Federal Government knowing exactly how many people reside in Alachua County.

Please continue to do your part, help our community, and make sure everyone is counted.

Remember, we are Counting On You. https://countingonyou.us/index.html

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