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Mayor Wade Troxell signs proclamation to encourage a complete count in 2020 Census

Released on Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Mayor Wade Troxell issued a proclamation July 16 to kick off the NoCo Counts campaign, urging every resident to participate in the upcoming 2020 Census.

The next Decennial Census will be held in April 2020. For the first time, residents will be able to respond online, as well as by the traditional phone or mail methods.

NoCo Counts is a regional collaboration among area municipalities and Larimer County to ensure a complete count of Northern Colorado residents. Census data is used to allocate billions of dollars in federal and state funds, and to fairly allocate both Electoral College votes and Congressional representation in the U.S. House of Representatives. An undercount of just 1% could result in a loss of Congressional representation and millions of dollars for the community.

In addition, the Census data informs state and local redistricting, and helps determine where to locate schools, childcare centers, public transportation, housing, and more.

In the months leading up to the Census, the City of Fort Collins is partnering with local businesses, Poudre School District, Colorado State University, the Poudre River Public Library District, the Fort Collins faith community and area nonprofits to ensure all residents are aware of and ready to complete the census.

For more information about the 2020 Census, including links to interactive data tools provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, visit ourcity.fcgov.com/census-2020.

U.S. Census Bureau

The Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. It is dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places, and economy. The U.S. Census counts each resident of the country, where they live on April 1, every ten years ending in zero. The Constitution mandates the enumeration to determine how to apportion the House of Representatives among the states. Each year, the results help determine how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed to states and communities. The U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790. For more information, visit www.census.gov.

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