There are so many reasons our nation needs to be counted completely and accurately. The count happens every 10 years, which influences how more than $675 billion from more than 100 federal programs are distributed to states and localities each year. Right now, Tillamook County is reporting below 50%. Your response matters.
Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community. Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year. The results determine how many seats in Congress each state gets.
It’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2: The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790.Census packets or postcards are only mailed to physical addresses. If you have a PO Box, or didn’t receive census information, just go to www.census.gov
Here’s some of what the census numbers effect:
• Medicaid. • School lunch programs. • Community development grants. • Road and school construction. • Medical services. • Business locations.
It just takes a few minutes – make sure you and everyone in your household is counted.
The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring for the 2020 Census. The positions are temporary with varying pay ranges.
By working for the Census Bureau, our community has a special opportunity to help make the 2020 Census an accurate and complete count.
If you’re interested in a job, please visit the Census Bureau job site to apply. You’ll also be able to see descriptions and frequently asked questions at 2020census.gov/jobs.