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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Troy Counts on Self-Responses for 2020 Census

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The City of Troy is encouraging all residents to participate in the 2020 Census to ensure everyone in the community is accurately counted.

The Census is a once-in-a-decade headcount of every person in the U.S. An accurate Census count will benefit our community in multiple ways. The population count, as determined by the Census, is used to fairly allocate over $675 billion in federal funds each year to schools, hospitals, public works programs, and other local projects. Census data is also used by businesses and developers to determine the location of business operations – which can provide jobs and development opportunities.

The U.S. Census Bureau mailed invitations to participate in the Census survey every U.S. household in late March. If you did not respond, you should have received follow-up mailings. The Census Bureau typically follows up with non-responsive households by sending Census takers door-to-door in May. However, due to COVID-19 concerns, field operations have pushed to late summer – making self-responses more important than ever.

As of May 9, an estimated 70 percent of Troy residents have responded in the survey, closing in on the 2010 self-response rate of 72.4 percent. If you have not yet responded to the Census, you can answer ten simple questions online at https://my2020census.gov/ or by phone at 844-330-2020.

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