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Census 2020

Census 2020: Everyone Counts

 

Why is the Census Important?
The Census gathers information on the population of the United States and the data is used to determine the allocation of federal dollars to states, cities, and counties over the next decade. The information also helps citizens and policymakers understand demographic, economic, and geographic trends needed to inform critical business decisions.


Why Does the 2020 Census Matter for MUHSD and the Surrounding Communities?
The 2020 count will drive decisions regarding the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funding to states and communities each year. That includes support for school programs and services such as:

  • Special education
  • Free and reduced-price lunch
  • Reducing class size
  • Classroom technology
  • Teacher training
  • After-school programs

The funding also supports services that influence students’ readiness for learning such as child health programs, housing, classroom materials as well as clothing and food assistance. 

View a sample bilingual questionnaire


Is My Information Safe?
By law, information you provide on the Census is confidential. Answers cannot be used for law enforcement purposes or to determine personal eligibility for government benefits. Furthermore, personal information cannot be used against respondents for the purposes of immigration enforcement.

 


How Do I Respond to the Census?
Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, by phone, or in person by responding to a census enumerator. If you don't want someone coming to your home, you can respond online now! 

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