Every One Counts: Churches Can Help Communities Complete the Census


The U.S. Census has been conducted every ten years since 1790. Every decade, communities work to account for every person so that they can prepare for the years to come.

Our United Methodist connection can help by using our communication channels to be sure everyone knows that everyone counts. The 2020 Census is open through September 30, 2020.

The Census is important because it determines how federal aid is distributed, how district lines are drawn for congressional representation, and helps our communities plan for the future. Disaster response relies on this data for emergency management coordination and funding through FEMA.

It is mandated that every person, regardless of race, class, gender, or citizenship, be included in this count, although many people (classified as "Hard to Count") are not included each decade. Each person who participates in this historic event helps improve their community by ensuring they are prepared for the decade ahead. 

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Artwork: Graphic at the top of the page from Georgia Census 2020. Graphic at right from Fulton County.