The 2020 Census is fast approaching and we encourage all residents to complete the Census questionnaire.The Census is a constitutionally-mandated physical count of all people in the United States every 10 years. Why is this important? Because Census data is used to determine not only our Congressional representation, but also for allocation of critical federally funded programs.
The George Washington Institute of Public Policy 2020 Census Report breaks down the total amount of federal funds Michigan receives and how much is dedicated to each program. To learn more follow this link.
Facts About the Census
|All residents count||All residents count regardless of age, gender, residency status, income, or citizenship|
|The Census in mandatory||Census Data is mandatory and strictly confidential|
|The Census will be presented in 12 languages||The Census questionnaire will be translated into 12 language online and there will be guides and glossaries in 59 languages|
|Troy stands to lose federal funding||$1,800 per person, per year is lost for every person not counted|
|Watch for the Census in your mail||Census information will be mailed to home sometime in mid-March|
In 2010, Troy had an 89% Census return, and this year, we’re asking for your help to get to our goal of a 95% return. This is your opportunity to have a positive impact on the resources we have for Troy residents for the next 10 years -- be counted!
Local, Regional, and Federal Partners
The City is working closely with its regional and national partners to make sure everyone has the information they need to participate in the 2020 Census. Below are links to additional resources:
- United States Census Bureau - https://www.2020census.gov
- Michigan Non-Profit Association - https://becountedmi2020.com
- Oakland County - https://www.oakgov.com/census2020/Pages/about.aspx
For more information, please contact the City at 248-524-3327 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org