The 2020 Census and why Oak Grove Residents should fill it out

The data results from the upcoming 2020 Census will be beneficial to the Oak Grove area for the next decade. It’s important for lawmakers, business owners, and many others to make critical decisions. 

From congressional representation to billions of dollars in federal funding, the Census will let the government know who we are and where we live. Each year data informs federal funding for more than 100 programs, including school lunches, highway construction, and education.

That also includes:

  • New schools
  • Medicaid 
  • Grants for community 
    • Mental health services
    • Supplemental nutrition assistance programs (SNAP)
  • New roads
  • New clinics
  • Services for families, older adults, and children

The results of the 2020 Census will inform decisions about allocating hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding to communities for:

  • Hospitals
  • Fire departments
  • School lunch programs
  • Other critical programs and services

Business Decisions (Data can make or break a business)

Business owners rely on census results to make decisions, such as where to open

  • New stores
  • Restaurants
  • Factories
  • Offices

Where to expand operations, where to recruit employees, and which products and services to offer.

What Questions Are on the Form?

The 2020 Census is easy. You will answer a simple questionnaire about yourself and everyone who was living with you in April 2020.

You can preview the questionnaire here.

How you can help

Everyone can play a part in ensuring a complete and accurate count by spreading the word on social media. 

The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It’s an opportunity to shape your community’s future. Through social media, you can make a difference.

Responding to the Census

The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail. Get started now by clicking here.

If you have any questions or concerns about your business, please contact Oak Grove, KY, we are more than happy to help in any way we can.