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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Census 2020: Are You Up For The Challenge?

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The City wants to be sure that everyone in Boca Raton gets counted in the 2020 Census. Your responses to this once-a-decade population count means more opportunities for you, your family, your friends and neighbors for the next 10 years.

When you respond to the 2020 Census, you help your City get its fair share of nearly $700 billion annually in federal funds. This money is spent on public resources that are important to you such as schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. The amount of federal funds, grants and support to Boca Raton are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors.

Additionally, the Census count determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries. It also helps academic institutions, medical facilities and businesses of all sizes to help make future decisions, such as where to open new places to shop.

The City wants to beat its 2010 Census response rate of 65% this year. We’re counting on all our residents to respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail right away. The City will track the completion progress via the interactive Self-Response Rate map. To see how your neighborhood is responding, view the weekly self-response rates for individual census tracts and neighborhoods.

Join us to shape the future of our community by responding to the 2020 Census at my2020census.gov. Are you up for the challenge?

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