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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Kansas Counts: 2020 Census

Kansas Counts

Kansas Counts is a statewide effort to increase engagement, awareness, and participation in the 2020 Census. Kansas Counts provides the opportunity to ensure you, your community, and the state of Kansas counts.

When you participate in the Census, you help create fair congressional representation for Kansans; obtain valuable information leaders can use to plan for your community’s future; and increase resources for health, schools, transportation, and more.

The U.S. Census is required by law and has been conducted every 10 years since 1790. The 2020 Census will count every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories.

By April 1, 2020, households will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Every household will have the opportunity to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Census forms will be available in 13 languages. Video and print guides will be available in 59 non-English languages, as well as American Sign Language, braille, and large print.

Residents are encouraged to complete the census form.

Quick Facts About the Census

  • Population numbers derived from the decennial census are used to distribute over 6 billion dollars in federal funds to Kansas every year.
  • Every uncounted person costs the state of Kansas approximately $2,082 in federal funding.
  • Census data is used to determine federal, state and local voting districts.
  • Governments, businesses, and other stakeholders use census data for infrastructure and transportation planning, emergency preparedness, disaster relief, education funding, health tracking, disease control, and a multitude of other things.
  • Businesses and government agencies consider population trends when choosing places to locate, which in turn boosts economic growth.

Learn more about the 2020 Census at

Kansas Counts
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