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Census Day is April 1, 2020

The United States Constitution requires that each decade, a count, a census is taken of America's population. This information is important because it impacts a variety of things:

  • It's about fair representation. It determines how many representatives each state gets in Congress and is used to redraw district boundaries for Federal, State and local offices
  • It's $675 billion. Census data determines how federal funding is distributed throughout the country.
  • It's about the community. Communities rely on census statistics to plan for a variety of resident needs including transportation, schools and emergency services.
  • It's about the economy. Businesses use census data to determine where to bring jobs and where to locate places to shop.
Watch this video to learn more about the Census and what it means for Coon Rapids. The panel discussion was organized by the League of Women Voters - ABC Chapter and the City of Coon Rapids.

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