Have you taken the 2020 Census?
Don't Forget! Respond to the Census before September 30.
Pinellas County residents only have a few weeks left to be counted in the 2020 Census as the nationwide survey ends on September 30.
What's at stake: political representation and billions in federal dollars for local programs over the next 10 years. Those dollars go to health care, education, roads and other vital services. Florida lost $946 in federal funds for every person who was not counted in the 2010 Census - a total of $20 billion in losses, according to a recent report in the Tampa Bay Times. Completing the census is important to our county's future.
As of early August, only about 64% of Pinellas households had responded by mail, online or phone. Trained Census Bureau workers are going door-to-door to follow up with homes that haven't been counted. They're wearing masks and practicing social distancing, but you can still complete the census yourself to avoid that knock at your door.
If you haven't been counted yet, go online or call today, then tell your friends and neighbors to do the same. Remember: Census responses are secure, confidential and protected by law, and the survey only asks a few basic questions about your household. It only takes a few minutes to shape the next 10 years for your community.
Take the census today at My2020Census.gov or by calling 844-330-2020.