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April 1 is Census Day!

April 1 is Census Day!

April 1 is Census Day!April 1 is Census Day!April 1 is Census Day!

 Your count affects Bell County's public resources for the next 10 years.  

What is the Census?

 Every decade, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a count of every person living in the United States, called the census. The next census day is April 1, 2020.  Getting counted is an important way to contribute to Bell County, today and for the next 10 years. Census data impacts essential public services provided by states and local governments such as healthcare, public safety, education and transportation. The census determines our representation in Congress and is used in redistricting at the state and local level. Your participation in the 2020 census is safe and 

important to our community’s future. 

 

Hospitals & Healthcare

Hospitals & Healthcare

Hospitals & Healthcare

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 Hospitals use census data to perform needs assessments, plan new locations and understand their service populations better. 

Schools & Education

Hospitals & Healthcare

Hospitals & Healthcare

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Understanding how the census is tied to education is important to providing a bright future for the youngest generation of Bell County residents. 

Public Safety

Hospitals & Healthcare

Roads & Transportation

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 Census data plays an important role in keeping our communities safe, including building new fire stations. 

Roads & Transportation

Roads & Transportation

Roads & Transportation

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A complete count will help influence funding decisions on transportation improvements to keep pace with Bell County's rapid population growth.

Economic Development

Roads & Transportation

Economic Development

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Businesses use Census data to know where to open locations and what products to offer, while banks open offer new programs based partly on Census data. 

Representation

Roads & Transportation

Economic Development

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The census affects your representation in Congress. With a complete count, Texas is projected to gain 3 seats.  

Earn extra income and help your community. Visit 2020census.gov/jobs to view available jobs in our area. 

 

Pledge to fill out the 2020 Census!

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Why you count

Where you count

Where you count

Without an accurate count, Texas stands to lose more than $43 billion per year, including funds for Medicaid, SNAP, the National School Lunch Program and Section 8 Housing Vouchers - to name a few.  

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Where you count

Where you count

Where you count

The Census has historically been completed through the mail and door-to-door at your primary residence by official census takers. 2020 marks the first time time the census can also be completed online. 

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How you count

Where you count

How you count

Bell County residents will receive a postcard in the mail with a unique identification number. Once you receive your postcard, you can fill out your census online, over the phone or at your door with a census taker.