A complete and accurate count is critical for you, your family and your community because the census provides critical data that is used in a number of ways. Leaders and lawmakers use the results to determine how to distribute an estimated $675 billion in federal funds to states and communities for roads, schools, hospitals, emergency response services and much more. In fact, communities receive an estimated $1,700 per year per person counted.
Census data also will be used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
Read our article on the ways the 2020 Census will impact rural Oklahoma.