You may know that the Census is used to decide the number of seats each state is allotted in the U.S. House of Representative, but did you know that $883 billion in federal funding is allocated to municipalities based on census results?
- Residents use the census to support community initiatives.
- Businesses use Census Bureau data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and these create jobs.
- Local government officials use the census to ensure public safety and plan new schools and hospitals.
- Real estate developers and city planners use the census to plan new homes and improve neighborhoods. (Census.gov)
To make sure Westmoreland County gets our share of these critical funds and support for our communities, it’s important that everyone participates in the Census in 2020! It only contains seven questions, so it takes little time to complete.
The 2020 Census will begin on April 1, 2020. Visit the YWCA Westmoreland County during regular business hours if you need to use a computer to take the census or if you need assistance with the census online form.