Since the census only happens every ten years, how can we make sure our families count?
I come from a family of six, myself included. I know exactly how hectic life can get when you have multiple children who need to be accounted for. Certainly if you were to ask my mom she would tell you all about her crazy schedule! Throughout this campaign we have learned why it is important to count ourselves in the 2020 census, but as we return home on break, how can we make sure our families count?
The goal of the Census Bureau is to make sure everyone counts in the census, this means all kids count too! In the 2010 census more than two million children went uncounted. It's important that if you have younger siblings that you make sure your parent or guardian has a plan to count them!
Since only one person in each household is required to report the people living in that household, make sure that your family has a plan to fill it out! Think about all the resources that census data provides us with. The census only happens every ten years, so now is the chance to make sure your family gets the proper representation!
You and your family can self-report now using the online portal. You also can report yourself using the toll free phone number or the mail-in form. As we start to head home for spring break, do your part to make sure that #CougsCount and that your family counts too!