How Does The Census Affect My Community

An accurate census is critical because it is used to determine the distribution of federal dollars and political representation for the next ten years.

New Mexico receives over $7.8 billion each year through census-informed federal programs which benefit the entire community by providing per capita funds for health care for programs like Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), National School Lunch Program, highways, education grants, housing vouchers, and more. 

Million Dollar Loss

If New Mexico undercounts residents by only 1%, we would lose $780 Million Dollars.

in funding per year

Each New Mexican not counted equates to a loss of approximately $3,745 per year.

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Important Dates

Mostly importantly, encourage your community to respond to the census online beginning March 12, 2020.

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If you live in the United States, you are required by law to participate in the 2020 count, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau.

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How Can I Help

Achieving a complete and accurate count of all New Mexicans, requires the participation and collaboration of all New Mexicans, including partners at the state, tribal, and local level to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

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Get Counted

If you live in the United States, you are required by law to participate in the 2020 count, even if you recently completed another survey from the Census Bureau. 

How Can I Help

Achieving a complete and accurate count of all New Mexicans, requires the participation and collaboration of all New Mexicans to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

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Spread the Word

Make sure you like us, friend us, follow us and share us with your friends and family. Let's work together to ensure every New Mexican is counted in the 2020 Census!

 

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