2020 Census: Accurate count makes big difference in community funding

There were multiple presentations at the hearing by Census officials.

Posted: Apr 26, 2019 2:49 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2019 4:33 PM

UTICA, N.Y. -- The New York State Complete Count Commission held a hearing talking about plans for the upcoming 2020 Census.

The Complete Count Commission prepares for next year's Census by holding hearings like these.

There were multiple presentations at the hearing by Census officials.

Members of the public had the opportunity as well to speak in front of the committee.

Census officials say that the getting an accurate count makes a big difference when it comes to community funding.

"We literally base our House of Representatives count on the Census. So, if we are not maximizing our count, we could lose precious federal dollars for programs like healthcare and education, transportation. All of that goes into the Census and that’s why we are here, so that's why it’s so critically important that every resident gets counted,” said Jim Malatras, the co-chair of the commission.

The Census has been a hot topic on the federal level. To find more information on the census in New York head to their website.

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