From the US Census Bureau:
What is a census and why is it important?
Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by the Constitution. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy.
From the Maryland Department of Planning:
2020 Maryland Census invites you to stay informed about Census-related news and events throughout the state. There are several ways you can plug in.
- Follow the Maryland Census Twitter account @MDCensus2020
- Like/follow the Maryland Census Facebook page /MDCensus2020
- Tag your social media posts using the #2020MDCensus hashtag when sharing Maryland Census news
- Watch the #2020MDCensus hashtag on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media
- Subscribe to Maryland Census 2020 e-newsletters for weekly news and events
Please encourage members of your networks and communities to share these ideas and do your part to ensure a full and complete count of all Marylanders.
MACo’s Administrators Affiliate is hosting a session on the 2020 Census during MACo’s Winter Conference.
Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:
- Registration Brochure
- Online Attendee Registration
- Hotel Rates
- Exhibitor Brochure
- Online Exhibitor Registration
- Sponsorship Brochure
- See what it’s like!