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Approximately 75% of Draper residents have filled out the form as of July 26, 2020. Residents may still respond online, by mail, phone, or in person. Get started here: https://my2020census.gov/
In addition to extending the self-response deadline to September 30, 2020, the Census Bureau will be performing other activities to follow-up on non-responders and to validate information from responders.
The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support to a community.
FEDERAL FUNDING: An accurate population count is critical for understanding and meeting our community’s needs, and determining how much federal funding is needed. Utah receives about $5.7 billion a year in federal funding, according to an analysis by George Washington University – that’s about $1,870 per Utah resident. Key programs that rely on this funding include:
POLITICAL REPRESENTATION: Census data determine the number of U.S. representatives each state sends to Congress and are used to set district boundaries at the state and local levels.
DECISION-MAKING: Census responses are part of the official statistics used by the County and are the main source of data for decisions made at the national, state, and local levels. Government, businesses, nonprofits, and foundations use census data to allocate funding, define where services are delivered, and promote economic development.
DEMOCRACY: It is important for everyone to be counted in the Census to ensure all voices are heard and fairly represented. Inaccurate information suppresses the voices of undercounted groups and undermines the basic political equality that is central to our democracy.