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About 800,000 NC students enrolled in free and reduced lunch in North Carolina in 2017. North Carolina receives about $381 million a year in Census guided funding to support the National School Lunch Program.
As the 2020 census approaches this spring, committees in cities and counties across North Carolina are working to encourage people to fill out their forms, to ensure the state is properly represented in Congress and gets its fair share of federal spending. For the first time, there's a statewide committee focused on persuading North Carolina's Latino residents to take part in the census. An estimated 1 million Latinos live in the state, accounting for one of every 10 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and supporters of the campaign say an accurate count of the state's population isn't possible if significant numbers of Hispanics don't take part.
The 2020 Census is around the corner in April and local government is working hard to prepare. Census results help determine how$675 billion dollarsof federal funding flows into states and communities each year. The results also determine how many seats in Congress each state will get. The U.S. Census Bureau has counted the countries population every 10 years since1790. This count is mandated by the constitution as it shapes many different aspects of our communities.
There are many good reasons all residents should participate in the 2020 U.S. Census advantages spotlighted by Henderson County commissioners endorsement of the effort. The national head count that takes place every 10 years helps determine how much state and local governments get from more than $675 billion in federal funds allotted each year based on census numbers. This includes money for education, health care, roads and other federal programs.
ASHEVILLE With Census 2020 sneaking up fast, Western North Carolina organizers find themselves hiring money burning a hole in their proverbial pocket. Census officials in Western North Carolina have been tasked with the lofty goal of recruiting 19,430 WNC applicants yes, about a Hendersonville and a half to become enumerators.
Staffers of Gaston County Planning and Developing are gearing up for an important census year, which will most likely shift another U.S. House of Representatives seat to North Carolina and bring more federal funding to Gaston County. While the United States Census Bureau obtains responses from citizens, Gaston County Planning Director David Williams and his staff are responsible for promoting the census, educating residents and reviewing addresses with the bureau.
When the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported strong increases in the Real Gross Domestic Product for the United States in the last two quarters of 2017, it signaled growth in the national economy. But what did these increases mean to your local economy and to the economies of communities across the country? Where is this growth concentrated? In certain areas or distributed across all regions? Where can data users turn for insight into their local economies? The answer: The Economic Census.
Funding and representation are just a few of the items on the table as Henderson County and the rest of the country prepares for the 2020 census. To get ready for the count, the Henderson County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Monday approving a partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to create the 2020 Henderson County Complete Count Committee.
On February 4, 2020, join NC Counts Coalition for it's final statewide NC focused 'Get Out The Count' Census convening bringing Join NC Counts Coalition for it's final statewide NC focused 'Get Out The Count' Census convening bringing together a broad set of stakeholders from across the State – including racial, ethnic, immigrant, housing, education, health, labor, business, social service organizations, funders and local government for a day of 2020 Census engagement. This convening will be an ideal opportunity to discuss the upcoming decennial Census comprehensively.
This video is an overview of why the 2020 Census is important to the state of North Carolina. Learn how you can help to ensure an accurate count of NC at https://www.nccensus.org/A Spanish version is also available: https://youtu.be/cTSj6_vitYk