Posted By johntarantino1 on April 1, 2010
Today is Census day!
Only 51% of Multnomah County residents have returned their Census form so far, and this year, returning your form is more important than ever before. Here’s why:
The Census count will determine our fair share of over $400 billion of federal and state funding each year.
For every 100 people not counted, Multnomah County will lose $120,000 each year – $1,200 per person.
Oregon may gain a sixth seat in Congress.
Census data helps our community decide where to build or locate new schools, roads, health centers, services for the elderly, job training centers, and more. (This is important since the Pearl District had very few residents the last time the Census came around.)
Remember – you count!