Mayor, community partners proclaim March 1-7 Louisville Census Awareness Week
Events through the week will urge participation in the 2020 U.S. Census
Mayor Greg Fischer, Municipal Complete Count Committee members and U.S. Census Bureau representatives joined today to announce a series of events for Louisville Census Awareness Week, Sunday, March 1 through Saturday, March 7.
Events across Louisville will encourage residents to learn more about what’s at stake through the 2020 Census and to take action in their communities to help ensure a complete and accurate count in Louisville. Highlights of Census week include a Statistics in Schools Sweepstakes and a school pep rally, several Census jobs recruitment events, a Census Ambassador training, and an interfaith engagement encouraging faith leaders to discuss the importance of the Census with their congregations.
The official Census 2020 date is April 1 and households will begin receiving Census information in mid-March.
For the first time, all households will be invited to complete the Census online. In mid-March, addresses will receive a mailed invitation to respond online. If there is no response to the online invitation, a paper form will be mailed with options to respond to the form or by phone.
"The U.S. Census is important because the results will be a major factor in determine the future of our city — our community services, schools, infrastructure, businesses, and much more over the next decade,” Mayor Fischer said. “It’s vital that we have a complete count. I’m asking everyone to be sure to participate in the Census, and help us reach out to historically undercounted populations so that everyone is included.”
Historically undercounted populations include immigrants, young African-American men, and children 5 and younger.
Nationwide, the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities is based on Census data.