The 2020 U.S. Census is Mesa's once in a decade opportunity to make sure everyone in the City is counted. For the first time ever, you can respond online or via a call center beginning March 12. While an invitation to respond is in the process of being mailed, you can go ahead and complete the brief questionnaire online by simply giving your home address.
Census Day is April 1. Paper mailers will be sent in April to those who have not yet responded. Beginning in May, Census workers will knock on doors of residents who have not yet filled out the forms.
The Census is critical to maintaining Mesa's quality of life, as every Mesa resident counted means about $31,950 per decade in federal and state funding. The Census count affects the amount of federal dollars for over a hundred local, regional and state programs including the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs, Head Start, Title 1 education grants and the National School Lunch Program. It also directly impacts the amount of state funding Mesa receives which can be used for community priorities like roads, public safety, parks and libraries.
The Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution and affects how many seats in the U.S. House of Representatives Arizona has and can affect representative districts. Federal law (Title 13) requires the U.S. Census Bureau to keep your information safe and private
You can respond at www.2020census.gov or call(844) 330-2020 (English) or (844) 468-2020 (Spanish)
For more information, visit www.icount2020.info.
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Contact: Kevin Christopher