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Census 2020 - Why is it important?

According to the State Data Center at KU, census counts are used to distribute more than $6 billion in federal funds each year in Kansas. That translates to $2,082 per person, per year. These dollars help fund a lot of things you care about, including:

 
  • Education
  • Highway funds
  • School lunch programs
  • Head Start programs
  • Nutrition programs like WIC and SNAP
  • State Children’s Health Insurance Program 
 

Accurate census counts are also essential for ensuring appropriate representation in state and federal government.