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WHAT IS THE CENSUS?

Every 10 years, the United States counts every person living in the country to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and also to distribute billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities.

CENSUS EVENTS AT MOHAVE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The MCC Libraries are hosting Census events throughout the Spring 2020 semester. These presentations are open to students, faculty, staff and the public. If you can't attend in person, you can watch live on Zoom video conferencing or watch the recordings, which will be posted to this page three days after the presentation.

WHY YOU COUNT

For each person counted in LHC, the City receives an estimated $400 in federal funding, which helps pay for local services, such as police, fire, roads, parks, after school programs, and many other programs and facilities that benefit our kids, youth, adults and seniors.

COMMON QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE THE THREE WAYS TO COMPLETE THE CENSUS?
  • Online
  • Mail
  • Phone
WHAT WILL I BE ASKED?

The Census is brief, and the questions are simple. Click on this link to see what you will be asked.

WHEN I FILL OUT THE CENSUS, WHO AM I HELPING?
  • Schools
  • Public Safety
  • Charities and Non-Profits
  • Business Attraction
  • Roads
  • Parks
  • Libraries
DOES THE CENSUS IMPACT TAXES?

The taxes you already paid into the State of Arizona are distributed back to cities and counties based on Census population.

An accurate Census count helps keep taxes low in Lake Havasu City.

DOES THE CENSUS IMPACT CONGRESSIONAL AND LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS?

Yes! An accurate Census count can increase our representation in the Arizona Legislature and the U.S. House of Representatives.

IMPORTANT FACTS

ARIZON'S FUTURE

The Census isn’t only required by the U.S. Constitution, it’s critical for our state’s future. Census results touch nearly every element of our lives for the next decade, including our roads, schools, and community programs.

$675 BILLION IS ON THE TABLE EACH YEAR

Every year, $675 billion in federal funding is on the table for distribution to states. By responding to the census, we ensure we receive our fair share.

$20.5 BILLION IN SUPPORT EVERY YEAR – $3,000 FOR EVERY ARIZONAN
Nearly $3,000 per person, per year, can be tied to the census count; that’s more than $20.5 billion annually. Those are funds needed to build things like our transit systems, community centers and housing. In addition, funds are used to provide medical services to Arizonans in need, support our foster system, and so much more.
RISK OF UNDERCOUNT

An undercount of Arizonans would result in a direct loss of millions of dollars per year to Arizona for critical programs across the state.

ARIZONA'S REPRESENTATION

AZ Census 2020 also affects Arizona’s representation at every level of government from our cities and towns to Washington, DC. In addition, the lines that determine our political boundaries will be set based on the results of the 2020 census.

UNDERCOUNTED COMMUNITIES

Arizona has historically seen underrepresented counts for young children, multi-family housing residents, military families, non-native English speakers, low-income residents, minorities and rural residents.

Learn more about the 2020 Census.

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