You Live Here. You Count Here.
Shape Urbana's future. Help your City grow and improve. All that is needed is that you be counted in the 2020 Census.
The count is mandated by the United States Constitution and is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a non-partisan goverment agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionanaire-online, by phone, or by mail.
It sounds simple, doesn't it? However, there are Hard-to-Count groups that include very young children, the elderly, immigrants, students, renters, and the list goes on.
Urbana has two Hard-to-Count groups on which to be focused:
- Students, which comprise a large portion of Urbana's population. They need to be counted where they reside on April 1, 2020.
- Renters also make-up a substantial portion of those residing in Urbana-approximately 64 percent.
Urbana could lose up ro $1,800 per capita from the United States Federal Goverment in support of programs, grants, and other financial support for each person that is not accurately counted in the 2020 Census. For more on the 2020 Census, go here.