Shape Your Community, Be Counted!
In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will be conducting its decennial census - a constitutionally mandated headcount of everyone living in the United States. An accurate Census count is vitally important for local communities.
The first invitations arrived at an estimated 140 million households across the country between March 12th and March 20th. Every household that hasn’t already responded received an additional reminder letters in the mail between March 16th and March 24th. Residents can choose to complete the Census online, by phone, or by mail. More details here.
Responding to the Census is not only an individual's civic duty, it also affects how much federal funding local communities receive to support housing, education, transportation, employment, healthcare and more.
Anyone residing in Grand Blanc Township on April 1, 2020 should be counted in Grand Blanc Township, whether they are a year-round resident, college student or international community member (regardless of citizenship status). It's important to count children (including toddlers and newborns) too.
It's also important to note that Census forms are 100 percent confidential; strict federal law protects Census responses.