Census 2020

Census 2020

The countdown to the 2020 Census has begun! Mandated by the Constitution, every ten years America comes together to count every resident in the United States. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support vital programs for states, counties, and communities — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy. 

Did you know…

  • Los Angeles County is the hardest-to-count in the country
  • Census data helps drive funding for programs like Medi-Cal, Title 1 grants, Special Education grants, SNAP (food stamps), Head Start, the repair and construction of highways, bridges, roads, and more
  • For the first time since obtaining statehood in 1850, California missed an opportunity to gain a seat in Congress after the 2010 Census by an estimated 13,000 individuals

For more information about Census 2020, such as how to be counted, how to apply for a Census 2020 job and more, please visit 2020census.gov/en. To find out how you can become a Census 2020 Goodwill Ambassador, please contact Management Analyst Nardy Lopez at 661-267-5177 or nlopez@ cityofpalmdale.org.

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