Alaska Counts, KPEDD Talks Upcoming 2020 Census
KPEDD was asked to assist with the census count on the Kenai Peninsula by Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce. According to Dillon, residents should mark Census Day on April 1, 2020 on their calendar, with events across the country. This is a key date for the 2020 count: When completing the census, you’ll note where you are living on April 1. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District Executive Director Tim Dillon has been making the rounds on the Kenai Peninsula talking to the Kenai and Soldonta City Councils and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly on Tuesday about the upcoming 2020 census count. Dillon to the borough assembly on Tuesday: “Our big concern is that we get every body counted. When you look at 2010 our participation was the lowest in the nation and we are trying to make sure that’s different this time around.” The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.Dillon: “This means an awful lot of money, not just to the state of Alaska, but to the Kenai Peninsula Borough. So, we are working really hard to make sure that not only the masses are counted but three major groups that we are really concentrating on; one is the transient young people around the peninsula, making sure our couch surfers and homeless are counted appropriately, and lastly our hard to count vets.” Participating in the census is required by law, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. A complete and accurate count is critical for you and your community, because the results of the 2020 Census will affect community funding, congressional representation, and more.