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Counting Our Children Because They Are Counting On Us

Census 2020

Post Date:01/31/2020 10:48 AM

Young children count on us for their future. Responding to the 2020 Census is an easy, safe, and important way to help provide resources for children over the next ten years.

Your Kids Count in the 2020 Census

An undercount of young children depletes our community of needed resources in education, healthcare, and more.  The following programs are some of those that are impacted by census data:

The following are common situations where young children are not counted. 

  • Children of divorced parents with split custody
    Count children where they live most of the time. If that is not clear, count them where they are living on April 1, 2020.
  • Children living with other family members, such as grandparents
    Same as above.
  • Children living in lower income households
  • Children of young parents
  • Newborns
    Parents should include babies born on or before April 1, even if they are still in the hospital.  

The bottom line: Shape your child’s future by including them in your 2020 Census. 

Read more >> Counting Young Children Fact Sheets, provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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