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COUNT ALL KIDS
CENSUS 2020

Children under 5 years of age are at the greatest risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census.

The census happens only once every ten years. Over 2.2 million young children were missed in the last U.S. census. Not counting our families’ infants, toddlers, and preschoolers means our communities will have less funding for education, child care, and other services children need for a whole decade or their childhoods. In the 2020 Census, we must do better!

Every 10 Years

The census happens only once every ten years. Not counting a two year-old means our community will have less funding for education, child care, and other services children need for a decade or most of their childhood.

$800 Billion a Year

Census data helps local government plan for the future and determine where $800 billion a year in federal funding goes, including medical services, WIC, child care, public schools, public transit, and low-income housing.

2.2 Million Kids

In 2010, more than one million babies, toddlers, and young children were ultimately left uncounted in the US Census. In 2020, responding to the census is easier than ever. It only takes about 10 minutes to complete.

CENSUS TOOLKIT

Counting young children in the census means our communities have access to  the funding and resources our children need to thrive.

kids count map of uncounted areas in census

DID YOU KNOW?

These vital programs and many others are funded based on Census data:

  • SNAP 
  • Head Start
  • State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • School Breakfast Program
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition
  • Child Care and Development Block Grant
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