2020 Census: Ensuring an Accurate Count in the Jefferson Area
The Constitution requires a count of everyone living in the United States, regardless of age, immigration status, language spoken, or other demographic factors. Each decade, the Census allows communities the opportunity to take a complete count of their local population. This information can greatly impact our daily lives, as data from the Census is used to assess community needs, to inform funding decisions for services and infrastructure, and to determine federal political representation. Conducting an accurate count is critical but has proven challenging: the 2010 Census missed an estimated 1.5 million people nationwide, including 21% of people in Allegheny County. In response to the need for strong local Census participation, the Jefferson Regional Foundation and Jefferson Community Collaborative have launched a Census Leadership Team to guide the development of a local plan for the Jefferson Area.
Local Census Resources
Additional Census Resources
Interested in connecting with the Jefferson Regional Foundation and the Census Team?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-267-6770.