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Metro State Counts!

Posted January 24, 2020

The 2020 Census is April 1. Responding to the #2020Census is our civic duty and affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources, how we plan for the future, and our voice in government. To learn more, visit

Everyone counts. The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place.

It's about fair representation. Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets. After each decade’s census, state officials redraw the boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts in their states to account for population shifts.

It's about money. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

It’s in the constitution. The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790. It’s a way to participate in our democracy and say “I COUNT!”

Are you interested in working with the Census? Get paid—up to $27.50 per hour—while serving your community! Apply by Feb. 1. Flexible hours, paid training. Full-time, part time and weekend opportunities are available. For more information, visit


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