Prince George's County Census 2020

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WHAT IS THE U.S. CENSUS?

By law, every 10 years the U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. Your participation determines representation and how billions in federal funds are distributed. If our community is undercounted, friends and neighbors miss out on an estimated $18,250 per person over a 10-year period. Statewide, that’s a total of $26.6 billion over a 10-year period.

The federal government distributes $675 billion to states and communities based on census data. The money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other programs.

Every 10 years, a complete count of every person in the United States helps identify and allocate those funds. For each person in Prince George’s County who fails to be counted, the County loses federal funding for your community. The 2020 Census is more than a count. It's an opportunity to get involved and to help shape the future of your community.

HOW THE U.S. CENSUS IMPACTS OUR COMMUNITY

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REPRESENTATION

Determines the number
of legislators, Maryland has in U.S. House of Representatives.

SERVICES

Funds our roads,
schools, SNAP,
CHIP, WIC, school
lunches, and
many other
programs.

COMMUNITY FUNDING

If our community
is undercounted,
we miss out on
$1,825 per person
each year.

OUR FUTURE

Informs our
planning for
transportation,
housing, schools,
emergency
response.

JOBS

Statistics
help attract
businesses and
drive economic
development.

CLAIM YOUR RESIDENCY

In 2010, Prince George’s County had an estimated 2.3 percent undercount rate, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. See a map of hard-to-count areas at bit.ly/PGCHardtoCount

WHO IS HARD TO COUNT

  • Young children
  • Non-English speakers
  • Homeless populations
  • Undocumented immigrants
  • Multifamily units
  • Veterans
  • Special needs populations
  • Racial & Ethnic minorities
  • LGBTQ+

SOME HARD -TO-COUNT AREAS

  • Beltsville
  • Bladensburg
  • Capitol Heights
  • College Park
  • District Heights
  • Greenbelt
  • Joint Base Andrews
  • Langley Park
  • Suitland

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Make Prince George’s County proud by taking the pledge to Make Our Community Count. See a representative or pledge online at www.PGCensus2020.org.

FIND OUT MORE

Visit: PGCensus2020.org

Email: PGCensus2020@mncppc.org

Follow on Social Media: @PGCensus2020

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HOW IS PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY PREPARING FOR A SUCCESSFUL COUNT?

  • The County is invested in ensuring every resident counts in order to adequately provide public services for our communities.

  •  Prince George’s County Council passed a Council Resolution (CR-35-2018) in support of a Complete Count Committee, which consists of Prince George’s County government officials and subcommittee members from faith-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, parks, and public libraries.

  • The Prince George’s County Census team is developing tools and materials for your use. See www.PGCensus2020.org for more details and free downloadable materials.
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WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN?
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MARCH 12 - 20

Residents receive
an invitation to respond online.
Some households
will receive paper
invitations.

MARCH 16 - 24

Residents receive
a reminder letter.

MARCH 26 - APRIL 3

Residents receive a reminder postcard if they
haven’t responded.

APRIL 1

Census Day

APRIL 8 - 16

A reminder letter and paper questionnaire
sent out.

APRIL 20 - 27

Final reminder postcard sent out before a U.S. Census representative follows up.