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Census 2020

WHAT IS THE U.S. CENSUS?

By law, every 10 years the U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. Your participation determines representation and how billions in federal funds are distributed. If our community is undercounted, friends and neighbors miss out on an estimated $18,250 per person over a 10-year period. Statewide, that’s a total of $26.6 billion over a 10-year period.

The federal government distributes $675 billion to states and communities based on census data. The money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other programs.

Every 10 years, a complete count of every person in the United States helps identify and allocate those funds. For each person in Prince George’s County who fails to be counted, the County loses federal funding for your community. The 2020 Census is more than a count. It's an opportunity to get involved and to help shape the future of your community.

HOW THE U.S. CENSUS IMPACTS OUR COMMUNITY

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REPRESENTATION

Determines the number
of legislators, Maryland has in U.S. House of Representatives.

SERVICES

Funds our roads,
schools, SNAP,
CHIP, WIC, school
lunches, and
many other
programs.

COMMUNITY FUNDING

If our community
is undercounted,
we miss out on
$1,825 per person
each year.

OUR FUTURE

Informs our
planning for
transportation,
housing, schools,
emergency
response.

JOBS

Statistics
help attract
businesses and
drive economic
development.

CLAIM YOUR RESIDENCY

In 2010, Prince George’s County had an estimated 2.3 percent undercount rate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. See a map of hard-to-count areas at bit.ly/PGCHardtoCount

WHO IS HARD TO COUNT

  • Young children
  • Non-English speakers
  • Homeless populations
  • Undocumented immigrants
  • Multifamily units
  • Veterans
  • Special needs populations
  • Racial & Ethnic minorities
  • LGBTQ+

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FIND OUT MORE

Visit: PGCensus2020.org

Email: PGCensus2020@mncppc.org

Follow on Social Media: @PGCensus2020

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HOW IS THE TOWN OF UPPER MARLBORO PREPARING FOR A SUCCESSFUL COUNT?

  • The Town is invested in ensuring every resident counts in order to adequately provide public services for our communities.

  • The Town of Upper Marlboro is developing a Census Team to help get the County Out! Intrested in volunteering? Email Info@UpperMarlboroMD.gov
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WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN?
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MARCH 12 - 20

Residents receive
an invitation to respond online.
Some households
will receive paper
invitations.

MARCH 16 - 24

Residents receive
a reminder letter.

MARCH 26 - APRIL 3

Residents receive a reminder postcard if they
haven’t responded.

APRIL 1

Census Day

APRIL 8 - 16

A reminder letter and paper questionnaire
sent out.

APRIL 20 - 27

Final reminder postcard sent out before a U.S. Census representative follows up.