WHAT IS THE CENSUS?
Once in a decade, the U.S. Census Bureau does a headcount of every person in the country. This headcount determines how billions of dollars in Federal funding will be allocated, as well as fair representation in the House of Representatives.
For our community, this is how Clear Creek County gets funding for public services such as healthcare clinics, schools & education, roads & bridges and emergency response for the next 10 years. On average, each person living in Colorado represents $2,300 in Federal Funding per year. Imagine if we miss a family of 4 in Clear Creek County; we would potentially miss out on $92,000 for the coming decade! Help our community get access to critical public service funding ~ RESPOND TO THE CENSUS QUESTIONNAIRE!
WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR THE CENSUS?
During March: You will receive an invitation to participate in the Census count. If you normally get your mail delivered to a P.O. box, a Census questionnaire will be hand delivered to your door step. If you get your mail delivered, you will be receiving the Census questionnaire in your mailbox.
March 12: First day you can respond to the Census Questionnaire ~ It will take about 10 minutes to fill out, and you can respond online, over the phone or mail back your answers.
April 1: CENSUS DAY
During April: If you have not responded, you can reply online, over the phone or by regular mail. Access to public computers are available at the Courthouse in Georgetown, the City Hall in Idaho Springs as well as at the libraries.
During May-July: If you still have not responded, a Census worker will come knocking on your door to do an in-person interview in order to get the Census questionnaire filled out.