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City and county debut new census website

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by Tai Moses

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“Everybody Counts” is both the motto and the mission of the city of Austin and Travis County’s new website,, dedicated to the upcoming U.S. census. This chance to count every person living in the country comes only once every 10 years, and as the site says, if our community is not completely and accurately counted, “schools, neighborhoods, and vulnerable residents will lose funding.” Even an undercount as small as 1 percent could result in a loss of an estimated $300 million in federal funding in the state. The website spells out clearly and concisely why the census matters, how to accurately fill out the survey, and how to help spread the word in your neighborhood – or even work part-time as a census-taker – to ensure that everyone in Central Texas is counted.

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