Ninety-five percent of U.S. households have been accounted for in the 2020 Census, but many Americans still have not responded as the Sept. 30 deadline looms.
Every uncounted local person means less funding for local governments. Here are six reasons why Census responses matter to local counties, according to the Population Reference Bureau. *Money for states and towns: They help determine the amount of money that state governments and local communities receive from the federal government for the next decade for health, education, housing, and infrastructure. Those programs include Medicaid, highway planning and construction, special education grants to states, the National School Lunch Program and Head Start.