Wednesday, April 1 is Census Day! Be counted, you matter!
Currently, 31.5 percent of Utahns have completed their census. Utah is ahead of many states and on a great track, but we still can do better!
Take the 2020 Census now. It happens only once every ten years and it impacts everyday life for Utahns. You can do the census from home on your phone or computer while practicing social distancing.
Mallory Bateman, State Data Center Coordinator, joined us to talk about why the census matters to Utahns. She says it plays a role in our education, roads, healthcare, and political representation.
The outcome of the census can determine political representation down to the local level, including school boards and city councils.
Infrastructure decisions like road repairs and public transit development use information based on census counts.
Public safety uses these numbers to guide decisions about service areas, fire stations, police precincts and hospitals.
The census impacts every part of life in Utah, so it's important to be counted.
When doing the census you should count everyone in your household, including infants.
For the first time, the census is available online, over the phone or by mail in a variety of languages.
Visit census2020.utah.gov to learn more and take the census then share on social media using #CensusDone to help others do the same.