2020 Census – Everyone Counts in Golf Manor
GOLF MANOR, OH – (1/14/2020) The 2020 Census will be here before you know it and will have a major impact in shaping our community’s future. Census data is used to determine billions of dollars in federal funding for our
schools, roads, and housing.
The Village of Golf Manor, in partnership with Greater Cincinnati Counts, is working to ensure that we fully count our community. Some Greater Cincinnati residents are considered “Hard-to-Count” and face barriers to Census completion. Sadly, the residents of Golf Manor have often been undercounted.
What is the Census? Every ten years, since 1790, the Census Bureau counts everyone living in the country, to collect basic information including: age, sex, and race, for every adult, child and baby. Census 2020 will not ask about citizenship status or for information like a social security number.
Starting in March of 2020, everyone will be asked to complete the 2020 census online, by phone, or by mail. Questionnaire Assistance Centers will be located throughout the community, providing the public with access to computers and support in completing the Census. Responses are confidential, and protected by law.
Why is the Census important? The Census gives us data about our community, informs the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding, and determines the number of decision-makers representing us. Greater Cincinnati gets billions of dollars from the federal government for essential services — healthcare, school programs, housing, transportation, social services and more — based solely on the census count. An undercount means fewer resources for everyone. For every one person not counted, Hamilton County loses $1,814 of federal funding. (Source: “Counting for Dollars 2020” The George Washington University).
Greater Cincinnati Counts and Golf Manor are taking steps to ensure an accurate count, working with partners to do outreach in communities that have previously been missed in the count. We
are counting on you to be counted, and we will continue to provide you with Census 2020 information and updates.