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The Importance Of Being Counted

Census workers are now starting to personally visit residents who haven’t filled out their 2020 census forms online, by phone or through the mail yet.

The census is crucial in terms of getting our community’s fair share of government benefits. If we don’t each include ourselves in the count, the government will list our community as having a smaller population than it actually does. And that means less federal money for things like schools, roads, hospitals and other vital programs.

If you receive a visit from a census worker at your residence, you will be able to answer the survey with no personal contact and no handling of paperwork, as the worker records your answers in his or her phone.

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