The 2020 Census and Woodland

The 2020 Census

  • Why is the 2020 Census important to Woodland and our community?

     

    Based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau, we know that there are several Woodland populations at risk for undercounting in the 2020 Census.

    • Every newborn, child, teen, adult or elderly individual undercounted, will reduce our representation in Congress and will cost the State $1400 - $1800 per year in lost funding.  

    • Over the course of ten years a single individual undercount will cost the state $14,000 - $18,000 in lost Federal funding.

    • Woodland annually receives $700,000 in Federal funds to support programming for our Primary school children performing below expectations and for professional development of our staff throughout the district.

    • The Park City and the Gages Lake areas were undercount in the last census and are projected to have undercounts in this census.

    • Birth to 5 years Hispanic children are the most undercounted group.  Too often they are not included in the Census response. (When newborn babies and young children are not included in the census, support for programs such as health insurance, hospitals, child care, food assistance, schools, and early childhood development is impacted.)

    • Multi-family residences are often undercount.  This happens when only one family reports on the census but other families live at the residence.  This is especially true for under resourced areas with Latinx and Black families.

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