Did you know if 1 person is missed in our community in the 2020 Census, there is a potential financial loss to the community of $2,082*? This has a significant impact on the resources and opportunities for all residents if you are not counted.
In Kansas, the average household is 2.5 residents. If one (1) "average" household is missed, that can cost a community $5,205 per year. Then, consider that a census won't occur for another ten (10) years - that's $52,050 in lost resources for our community that we rely on. The Census is important and so are you, that is why we need your help and for you to get involved with the Census of 2020! (Data provided by George Washington Institute of Public Policy).
April 1, 2020, is Census Day.
While that is still some time away, local governments, community leaders and volunteers across the Kansas City metro are working together to ensure a complete and accurate count. The following is a general timeline for Census activities in the Kansas City region.
Timeline for 2020 Census.
July 2019 → Communications and advertising campaign begins
June-August 2019 → Area Census Offices open
August 2019 → In-field Address Canvassing and Group Quarters operation begins
September 2019 → Hiring of enumerators begins
March 2020 → Census postcards are sent to most homes
March 2020 → Door-to-door enumeration and Enumeration at Transitory Locations begins
March – August 2020 → Conduct self-response
March 2020 → Mailing 1: Letter with info to take survey online
Mailing 2: Letter to non-respondents
Mailing 3: Postcard to non-respondents
Mailing 4: Letter + questionnaire to non-respondents
April 2020 → Mailing 5: “It’s not too late” postcard to non-respondents
April 1, 2020 → 2020 Census Day
April 2020 → Non-response Follow-up begins for households that did not submit a Census form