Informed Decision Making
Return of Resident Tax Dollars to the State
The most recent decennial census count establishes the proportional distributions for federal funds. Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Our state and communities benefit the most when every single resident is counted. When people respond to the census, they help their community obtain its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.
Your privacy matters and responding to 2020 Census is safe. Census data is protected by Title 13 and violators are subject to fines and imprisonment. Individual data is not released to anyone or any state or federal agency. Additional disclosure avoidance strategies are being implemented this decade to protect census data from being mixed or processed with other data to re-identify confidential records.