In March, South Carolinians will be invited to respond to the 2020 Census. The census occurs every 10 years and matters for South Carolina because the population numbers…
- determine the state’s representation in Congress for the next decade;
- influence the way legislative lines are drawn at the federal and state levels;
- inform emergency preparedness and public safety plans across the state;
- guide how federal funding is distributed to communities for local needs.
When the state’s people are not counted, South Carolina communities lose out!
Did you know? In Fiscal Year 2016, South Carolina received nearly $12.7 billion through federal programs that used 2010 census data!