Why does the 2020 Census matter?

The City of Flint is gearing up for the 2020 U.S. Census, the nationwide count done once each decade of every person living in the United States. 

We need to make sure every person in Flint is counted, no matter their age, income, type of residency or immigration status. 

An accurate count of the population of Flint is critical. The city’s population number determines how many lawmakers the city gets in Lansing and Washington, D.C., and how much federal funding the city receives for programs that serve the people in Flint every day, from nutrition and housing assistance to roads and schools. 

The 2020 Census form will be a short set of questions about the number of people living in your household, their ages, race, ethnicity and income. It’s critical that you fill out your form, because your response will determine Flint’s population and federal benefits for the next decade. You can help ensure we count everyone.