2020 Census Matters
Be Counted Jackson!
The count provides governments like the City of Jackson, on various levels a real time focus for the people that we serve. The data collected by the Census updates the current population count to effectively display density, family make-up, and need through data collection. This information provides leaders, policymakers, and even interest groups the ability to legitimately advocate for the support of your needs. Stand up and be counted!
Areas of Impact
Redistricting - adjust or redraw electoral districts, based on where populations have increased or decreased.
Federal Funding – allocation of hundreds billions of dollars in federal funding within communities for hospitals, fire departments, schools, and many other critical programs.
Business Community – incoming new business, expansion of operations, employee recruitment, and the types of products or services provided.
How to Respond?By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:
- By phone
- By mail
Who is counted?
If you are filling out the census for your home, you should count everyone who is living there as of April 1, 2020. This includes any friends or family members who are living and sleeping there most of the time. If someone is staying in your home on April 1, and has no usual home elsewhere, you should count them in your response to the 2020 Census. Please also be sure to count roommates, young children, newborns, and anyone who is renting a space in your home.
Complete Count Committee
In order to raise awareness of this upcoming Census the City has created an internal Complete Count Committee to ensure that we are taking an active part in the 2020 Census. The City is also working with our community partners to ensure that the word is spread widely across Jackson.
For more information, visit 2020 Census official website.