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The US Census 2020 is a federal initiative that every 10 years counts how many people live in the country. This decennial census is required by the US Constitution to be conducted by the US Census Bureau. 

census1It's important that all Lexington residents participate because the census count affects how much federal funding our city gets for various programs for the next 10 years.

Our state could lose about $1,600 in federal funding per year for each NC resident who isn't counted in the 2020 Census. If 100,000 NC residents aren't counted in the census, that's a loss of $160 million each year for the next 10 years - or $1.6 billion.

That's why the City has partnered with the US Census Bureau to support the decennial census and is working to ensure our community is accurately represented. Help us reach everyone! Want to keep up with #MyCityICount? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram - @mycityicountlnc.  My City I Count Instagram page My City I Count Facebook page

All info provided and linked to below is from official state and federal census-related websites.

What is the Census?
When will I complete the Census?
Who counts? Every body!
Why is my response important?
How will my responses be used?
Will my responses be kept confidential?
What about the citizenship question?

US Census Jobs Available

Counting everyone in the US is a massive undertaking. To help, the US Census Bureau is hiring hundreds of thousands of people in communities across the country to assist with the 2020 count. Join the team.

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