The United States Census counts every resident in the United States every 10 years. April 1, 2020 is Census Day! Participating in the Census is very important for Longmont. Please help us make sure Everyone Counts in Longmont by completing the Census!
- Things to know about the Census in 2020
- Complete Census Count Committee
- Census Links
- Community Resources for Promoting the Census
The Census brings money to Longmont
A complete count ensures programs and services such as Medicaid, Section 8 housing vouchers, federal Pell Grants, childcare assistance, Head Start, and many more get the federal funding they rely on. In Longmont, we receive almost $1,500 per person per year in federal funding based on our Census count. For every person who isn’t counted, we lose about $15,000 over the next decade. If we miss 100 residents, Longmont could lose almost $1.5 million of dollars in federal funding!
The Census determines how we're represented
Census results are used to determine how many seats states get in Congress; projections indicate that Colorado will likely gain a congressional seat! State and local officials also use census counts to draw boundaries for congressional districts, state legislative districts, and school districts.
Responding is easier than ever
For the first time in history, it will be possible to respond to the Census via the internet. Phone responses and mailing in a paper form are still options too. Census forms are available in Spanish and several other languages.
Responding is safe
Your information is protected by law and confidentiality is guaranteed. Responses are only used to produce statistics; the Census Bureau does not disclose any personal information.
It's required by law
Everyone living in the United States is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.
To ensure Everyone Counts in Longmont, the Longmont City Council has appointed a Complete Count Committee.
- Census 2020 website
- United States Census Bureau’s website
- American Fact Finder (U.S. Census Bureau)
- Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
Help us spread the word about the Census at your next community meeting! Longmont has developed materials to guide a community conversation about the importance of participating in the Census. All materials below are in both Spanish and English: