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Participation in the 2020 Census is vital

Participación en el Censo 2020 es vital

The United States Constitution (Article 1, Section 2) requires an “actual enumeration” of the population living in the United States, citizens or noncitizens alike, every 10 years. Nearly $700 billion in federal funds for schools, hospitals and other public works projects are based on Census data. Therefore, a complete and accurate count of the City of Indio’s population is essential. The data collected by the Census determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is used to distribute BILLIONS of dollars in federal funds to state and local governments (cities like Indio). The data is also used in the redistricting of state legislatures, county boards of supervisors and city councils. All that means Indio’s complete count will ultimately render greater resources, representation, and economic development.

As of the latest data provided on July 6, at 48.6%, Indio's participation rate was the lowest of any city in the Coachella Valley.  

The 2020 Census provides an opportunity for everyone to be counted only once and in the right place. However, COVID-19 is one of several challenges facing Census 2020, and is leading the City of Indio to emphasize online awareness. The City is encouraging all its residents to complete the online self-response BEFORE October 31, 2020.

To self-respond in English please use this link https://2020census.gov/en.html . Should you have any question regarding Census 2020 please visit 2020CENSUS.GOV or contact the City of Indio at 760-541-4258.

Para auto-respuesta en Español por favor use: https://2020census.gov/es.html Si necesita más información, visite la página 2020CENSUS.GOV o comuníquese con la ciudad de Indio al 760-391-4064.

Casi $700 mil millones en fondos federales para escuelas, hospitales y otras obras públicas se basan en datos del censo. Haga su encuesta ahora en 2020census.gov . Solo le llevará unos minutos.

 

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