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Shape Your Future: START HERE - US 2020 Census

Post Date:03/12/2020 8:00 AM

Do you want to have a positive impact in San Luis Obispo for the next 10 years?

Shape Your Future by completing US 2020 Census.

Households in San Luis Obispo will begin to receive invitations to respond to the 2020 Census starting March 12. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau tries to count every person in America, gathering important data for making government districts and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds to state, county, and city governments, including colleges and universities. 

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A correct count of San Luis Obispo County’s population is very important. The Census impacts housing, education, transportation, employment, healthcare, and public policy in communities throughout our county. Furthermore, the Census will provide the most accurate population data to help aid policy makers, businesses, residents, community members etc. in decision making for the next decade.

The City is committed to working collaboratively with the County and community-based organizations to reach all residents of the community, including the Hard to Count populations. The City is committed to working with all stakeholders in the community to get an accurate count of the population in our area. Counting all households, including those deemed Hard to Count, will be key to accurately representing the California Central Coast in the 2020 Census.

The City has posted resources for all community members to use and learn more about the 2020 Census at this webpage. Likewise, additional resources and information about the 2020 Census can be found on the County's website here.

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