YORK COUNTY MAKES PUSH TO GET ALL RESIDENTS COUNTED IN 2020 CENSUS
On September 10th and 11th, representatives of the 2020 Census were at YCCAC’s office site in Biddeford to answer questions about the census and help WIC clients complete their census forms. WIC families, as well as many others who came to the Pepperell Mill campus, were treated to 2020 Census coloring books, infant beanie caps, stress balls, pens and pencils, and water bottles.
The 2020 Census count began in January, kicking off a once-a-decade operation in which every household in the United States will be asked to answer a short series of questions that will influence policymaking and planning for the next decade.
The U.S. Constitution mandates that a census be taken every 10 years to count all people—both citizens and noncitizens—living in the United States. Responding to the census is mandatory because getting a complete and accurate count of the population is critically important. An accurate count of the population serves as the basis for fair political representation and plays a vital role in many areas of public life.