Why is the Census Important?

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 billion each year through federal programs which benefit the entire community: health care, nutrition, highways, education, housing, jobs and more that allocate funds on per capita basis. 

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.

How does the census affect medicaid?

Medicaid is the largest Census guided program, and the largest share, over $4 billion, of federal funding in New Mexico. New Mexico could lose $32 million every year for the next ten years in Medicaid funding, with just a 1 percent undercount.

How does the census affect representation?

States and communities that are not fully counted in the Census will not receive equal representation in Congress, the State Legislature, County Commissions or at City Hall.

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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